Nina Maria Lucas

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Nina Maria Lucas is an Associate Professor of Dance and the Chair of the Department of Theatre and Dance at Wake Forest University. She has been a member of the faculty since 1996 serving as the Director of Dance for 20 years and continues to be the Artistic Director of the Dance Company. 

She received her B.F.A. in Dance Performance from The Ohio State University continuing her training in New York City attending the Alvin Ailey American Dance Center, Martha Graham Studio and Phil Black Jazz Dance Studio. After performing she received her M.F.A. from the University of California Los Angeles.

Her teaching credits include UCLA, Illinois State University, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, Kingsport Ballet, Greensboro Ballet, Queen City Jazz, the Boyles School and UNCSA Summer Dance.