Puppeteer • Singer

Actress • Director

Nina Vogel is an award winning Brazilian multidisciplinary artist.


Her limitless inventiveness, expressed in her multidisciplinary authorial solo creations, have been presented in Brazil and in more than 20 countries around the world. Poet of the invisible, when new fantastic worlds ask her to be born, she materializes them out of a piece of fabric, a musical note, a few colors and a block of foam.


Puppeteer, opera singer, actress and director, she has concluded her undergraduate studies in Theater at the Escola Superior de Artes Célia Helena (Brazil), in 2012. She has been awarded multiple scholarships, including two major scholarships from the Government of Québec (Canada) in 2017, to do her DESS in Contemporary Puppet Theater at the University of Québec in Montreal (UQÀM) and in 2021, she has received The Lisa Simon Scholarship, awarded to a female director whose work is currently growing in the puppet arts, as well as the Founders Award Scholarship by the  renowned Art Institute of the O’Neill Theater Center, in the U.S.A.


For the season 2022/2023 she has been invited as an independent artist, to represent Brazil and Latin America at the AVIAMA’s World Congress in South Korea, followed by a Brazilian and Canadian tour, where she will be performing her new orchestral puppet theatre piece, an original interpretation of Sergei Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf, in Toronto as part of the RUTAS International Festival of Performance and in St. Catherines at the FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre in October 2022. She'll also be part of the Pesta Boneka Festival followed by an artistic residency in Indonesia and will teach several international Lambe-Lambe workshops. She was also selected to perform in the 2023 Prague Quadrennial in the Rare Experiences session ConCordis - the Heart.

Awards and Scholarships :

2021 - The Lisa Simon Scholarship, awarded to a female director whose work is currently growing in the puppet arts and the Founders Award Scholarship by the O’Neill Theater Center, the renowned Art Institute in the U.S.A.

2020 - Outstanding Work Award for the adaptation of ConCordis - the Heart to a short stop motion film, at the 2020 Chuncheon International Puppet Film Festival.

2017 - She was awarded two major scholarships by Québec’s government and the École Supérieure des Arts at UQÀM (Université du Québec à Montréal), to take her DESS en Théâtre de Marionnettes Contemporain (Masters on Contemporary Puppet Theatre).

Artistic Residency with grant from CASINO/ Carrefour Brasil-

2015- PLAN B  - 2 month Artistic Residency in Santiago do Chile, (March-May), guided by artists Natacha Belova and Tita Iacobelli, with a final performance with the human scale puppet of French painter Toulouse-Lautrec at the theater of the Fine Arts Museum of Santiago.

Nina was elected Independent Counselor of UNIMA Internationale (Union Internationale de la Marionnette) at the last UNIMA World Congress and joined the Professional Training Commission of the internationally renowned Organization.


Her next creation, InCantatorium, the place of Incantation, is on the way!

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