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Nina Lafarga is a highly sought after dancer, actor and singer who is known to be one of the most captivating and diverse performers in the industry today. She has developed a successful and extensive career both on stage and off in theater, television and film and has performed all around the world. Born and raised in Miami, FL of Cuban and Trinidadian descent, Nina has been performing her entire life and enjoys sharing her expression and inspiring audiences of all kinds.

An established Broadway performer, Nina is perhaps best known for her performance in the original cast of the Tony Award winning musical In The Heights as Yolanda (the girl in the red dress) and where she went on to play Nina, the lead role. She was also on Broadway in the original cast of Women On The Verge Of A Nervous Breakdown (with Patti Lupone) where she created the role of Ana, Sweet Charity (with Christina Applegate), and Aida. In addition, Nina was in the Original Off Broadway Cast of In The Heights where she won a Drama Desk Award for Best Ensemble, the 1st National tour of Aida, The Capeman (Public Theater),  and Fanny (City Center Encores!). 

Having had extensive experience on television and in film, Nina was most recently seen on the NBC show “Smash” as a recurring member of the Bombshell cast.  She has also appeared on TV in roles in “Blue Bloods”, “All My Children” and “As The World Turns” as well as “30 Rock”, “The Tony Awards”, “Saturday Night Live”, “Dancing With The Stars”, and “America’s Got Talent” to name a few.  Nina, an accomplished film actress, most recently played Penelope in the feature film Friends With Kids and played Jiselle in the upcoming independent film Sleeping With The Fishes. She has also appeared in films such as Music and Lyrics and Louis.

Being a versatile artist, in addition to her accomplishments in Theater, TV, and Film, Nina has also performed all around the world on multiple tours and television shows with many grammy award winning artists such as: Michael Jackson, Beyonce, Jennifer Lopez, Alicia Keys, Rickey Martin, P Diddy,, Mya, and Black Eyed Peas to name a few. Some of her favorite  TV performances in this genre include “The Today Show”, “American Music Awards”,  “The Tonight show”,  “World Music Awards”,  and  “MTV Video Music Awards”. 

Nina’s love for performing started at a very early age and she has been training and performing ever since. She began studying with and assisting Mia Michaels (from So You Think You Can Dance), attended New World School of the Arts, and went on to receive her BFA from NYU Tisch School of the Arts. She has been thoroughly trained in all styles in both the commercial and concert world of dance from the most prestigious schools and coaches, and continues to study with top acting,and voice coaches in the industry. 

Aside from her passion for performing, Nina enjoys inspiring and empowering others through teaching and coaching. She loves sharing her experiences and giving others the tools they need to achieve success in their lives and careers.