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biography

nadja issa

Nadja Issa was born in Vienna, to an Austrian mother and Egyptian father and grew up in Germany and Egypt.

She took her first dancing steps at the age of 4 and performed for the first time on stage at the age of 6, in the Ballet "Die Puppenfee".

After leaving high school, she studied musical theatre and dance education.

Immediately afterwards, Nadja performed in the world premiere of Paul Maars Opera "Die vergessene Tür" in Münster.

Whilst performing and dancing, she began to study education at the Goethe University in Frankfurt and graduated successfully.

In 1994 Nadja received the "Development of Culture Award" from the State of Hessen, a sponsorship with which, she formed the Dance Theater Company "Tutto Va" and began her creative work as a choreographer and director.

Ever since, Nadja has successfully worked in various fields as choreographer, director, performer and dancer as well as teacher and coach for dance and 'on-camera presence'.

Many of her engagements are for German TV stations, including MTV, Pro 7 and Sat 1.

The travel organisation Thomas Cook recognized her talent and continues to engage her as choreographer and director for various shows in the vacation resorts of Aldiana.

A special honour for her was choreographing the big opening of the new Soccer Arena "Allianz" in Munich.

Nadja has also coached and choreographed various celebrities, including amongst others like Hape Kerkeling, Limahl ("Never ending Story"), The Weather Girls ("It's raining men!") and Coolio ("Gangsters paradise")

A great challenge has been the creation of vertical/ aerial shows and performing in Argentina's famous Vertical Performing Company "De la Guarda".

Since 2000 Nadja has been creating and developing her own aerial shows and performs on walls of several builings around the world.

She calls her work "Art in the air", which continues to be a top favorite, frequently in demand for large events.