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Nina Lesiga

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

- Performmance of true, personal stories for storytelling programs, organizations, festival and literary salons.

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

- "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

- "Pack Your Bags Better" Travel Talk

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

- "Personal story sharing circles for groups and organizations"

- Ukulele pop-up events where Nina brings public use ukuleles and gets strangers to play and sing along with her

2023 Upcoming Events
Monthly Bridgeport Art Trail Storytelling Exchange on first Thurs of the month from 7PM - 9 PM on Zoom (free) sponsored by the Bridgeport Art Trail and City Lights Gallery

Beginning Mar 15th Spring 2023 Ukulele workshops for youth, teens and adults - Trumbull CT Parks & Recreation Dept

Sat Apr 15th "Mostly True Things" at 7:00 PM in Port Jefferson, NY hosted by Jude Treder-Wolff

Thurs Apr 20 at 7 PM We Rise Storytelling Collective" at Hub & Spoke Restaurant in Bridgeport,CT.

Sat Apr 22nd "An Evening of Storytelling"at 7:00 PM, Pound Ridge Library (NY) hosted by Terry Wolfische Cole

Tues, Apr 25th "True Tales Live" at 7;00 PM EST on Zoom for Portsmouth PPMTV.

Sat, May 13th Artists Standing Strong Together Adult Storytelling at 7 PM EST on Zoom, emceed by Steve Daut.

Sun June 25 at 6 PM "PechaKucha Night Bridgeport" at the Sacred Heart unileversitty Discovery Museum in Bridgeport, CT.

"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 & Teaching 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
Pack Your Bags Better - Fairfield CT Public Library
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 - National Storytelling Network, Stories from the Stage PBS TV, International Festival of Arts & Ideas, Artists Standing String Together, The Artichoke Storytelling Series, Hartford's Tell Me Another &The MOuTH-off ,Story City Troupe, First Night Hartford CT, SpeakUp, Story Barn, Granite State Story Swap, 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 a the Institute Library, Adult Education Programs in Stratford, CT and Fairfield CT, "We Rise Storytelling Collective", Story Space, Yale Univ Tell Tale, Cornelia Street Cafe Story Exchange, "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), Pros(e) of Pie (NY), 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, My Favorites, Better Said than Done, Hartford Children's Museum, The Riot Improv "Stories to Scenes"(Boston), Sea Tea Improv (Hartford), Untold Stories, (mostly) True Thing, Pound Ridge Library.

Ukulele Workshops,Seminars,Events

Norwalk Lifelong Learner Institute at Norwalk Community College (CT), Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UCONN, Waterbury, Sterling House Community Center After school and adult programs, 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, Make Music Day Norwalk, Make Music Day Global. Stratford Culture & Arts Festival, Woodbridge Senior Center, Reservoir Community Farm (Green Village Initiative), Trumbull Parks & Recreation, The Watermark (Southbury, CT)

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
Revisionary Podcast
All My Friends are Animals

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

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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