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Nina Lesiga

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Nina Lesiga designs novel experiences in storytelling and music making for learning, entertainment and fuller living. Courtesy photo GBH/World Channel
Nina immerses workshop participants and audiences in uncommon adventures . She is available for hire as a keynote speaker, storyteller, workshop facilitator and ukulelist

- "Untold Stories - Lend me Your Ear" - The state of the art of personal storytelling with storytelling performance

- "Storytelling Concert" of personal storytelling

- "Ukulele for Everyone". An overview of the ukulele where participants are encouraged to play and sing along. Public use ukuleles provided

- "Solo Travel Bootcamp" - Strategies and insights for independent travel

- "Introduction to Personal Storytelling" workshop

- "Beginner/Adv Beginner Ukulele" workshops for children or adults

- "Personal story sharing circles for groups and organizations"

2020 Upcoming Events

Dec 2, 2020 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM The Bridgeport Story Exchange sponsored by City Lights Gallery and the Bridgeport Art Trail free

Dec 26, 2020 - 10:00 PM - Artists Standing Strong Together Storytelling Show for adults

Jan 6, 2021 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM The Bridgeport Story Exchange sponsored by City Light Gallery and the Bridgeport Art Trail - free

Jan 8, 2021 7:00 PM -Story City Troupe - Zoom concert hosted by the Buttonwood Tree Performing Arts Center, Middletown, CT 

Spring 2021 ukulele workshops for adults- Osher Lifelong Learning Program, UCONN Waterbury online

"Lots of learning, lots of fun. Who knew it could be so rewarding to move outside one's comfort zone. Great experience" Adult Learner at Osher UCONN Waterbury

Proudest Accomplishment

Redesign from Chemist to Performing Artist

Experience Highlights

  • Keynote Speaker, Workshop Facilitator, Storyteller and Community Music Leader
    Immersive experiences in learning and entertainment


  • Performance/Engagements
    stage, radio, TV, conferences


  • KEYNOTE  Speaking
  • story telling

Questions & Answers

Where have you presented?
Solo Travel 101/Solo Travel Bootcamp/Self Discovery through Travel/Homestays - Stratford, Bronxville, New Canaan, Bangor, Mamaroneck, Fairfield, New Haven, Wallingford, Southington, Coventry, Madison. Hamden, Trumbull, Stamford, Cheshire, Middletown, Beacon Falls Public Library
Art of DayCations - Stratford, New Haven, New Canaan, Milford, Trumbull, Bronxville, Wallingford, North Branford, Cos Cob, East Haven, Simsbury, Fairfield, Westport, Hamden, Waterbury, Larchment, Easton, Manchester
Happiness during Transition, Happiness through Storytelling
- Hartford, Madison, Norwalk, Bridgeport, Old Lyme
Intro to PechaKucha Visual Storytelling - Barnum Museum, Sharing the Fire (Northeast Storytelling)
Intro to Storytelling - Stratford CT Public Library, Waterford CT Public Library, Continuing Adult Education in Stratford CT and Fairfield CT, Rock the Sound Festival, Bridgeport Art Trail

Storyteller - Stories from the Stage PBS TV Hartford's The MOuTH-off Story City Troupe, First Night Hartford CT, SpeakUp, Story Barn, Granite State Story Slam, White Mountain Storytelling Festival, PechaKucha in New Haven, Westport, Bangor, Bridgeport, Portsmouth, Stratford CT Storytelling Adventure, Juneteenth at Hempsted House, Rebirth Arts Festival Listen Y'All, Tellabration, CT, Adult Education Programs in Stratford, CT and Fairfield CT, "We Rise Storytelling Collective", Story Space, Yale Univ Tell Tale, Cornelia Street Cafe Story Exchange "Tell Me Another". "Maan You've Got to Hear This" "Generation Women", Madison CT Happiness Club, Sharing the Fire OLIO (NE Storytelling), Bookfest (Easthampton, MA), DOROT Open Mic (NYC), Prose of Pie (NY), MassMouth "Stories from the Stage", True Tales Live, What Happened Was, Right Behind the Ears, Three Birds Productions, Grackle - a Night of Storytelling, WPAA Time for a Story, Story Cafe, Take Two Storytelling , CosCob Library Story Slam, Clinton Arts Council, The Magnet Theatre. Artists Standing Strong Together

Ukulele Workshops,Seminars,Events

Norwalk Lifelong Learner Institute at Norwalk Community College (CT), Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UCONN, Waterbury, Sterling House Community Center, Stratford Continuing Adult Education in Stratford, CT, Stratford Library, Stratford, CT, Short Beach Stratford, CT, Make Music Day Bridgeport CT, Make Music Day Stratford CT, Stratford Culture & Arts Festival
TV Interview Shows
Stories from the Stage
PBS Season 3 "What We Wear"
Story Cafe "PechaKucha Storytelling" with Karen Chase - SeeKonk MA TV 9
True Tales Live - Portsmouth, NH

Radio Shows
WPKN 89.5 FM "State of the Arts" , Bridgeport, CT
WVOF Fairfield 88.5 "Lady Beth's Unity Groove", Fairfield, CT

"All My Friends are Animals"

Member of "Northeast Storytelling"
Member of the "Story City Troupe"
Member of the "Hempsted Storytellers"
One of the organizers of PechaKucha-Bridgeport
Founder of the Bridgeport Story Exchange


Where is it?

There was a parade scheduled, but once I arrived, I realized the information I had on the location seemed wrong. I asked store owners and they weren’t sure.. I asked people in front of a city housing complex who confirmed it wasn’t on this avenue, but used “ I think it’s that way. When I saw a preschool class walking, I asked a teacher and they confirmed I was on the right path.

There weren’t any “no parking” signs, the traffic was still moving. It was almost parade time. Then a police...


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