Nina Monteiro was born and raised in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
She started ballet at the age of six at the Grupo Cultural de Dança – Ilha, where she also took lessons in Jazz, Tap and Hip Hop for ten years.During her time there, she represented the GCDI in several national and international festivals and competitions, at which she often received awards for her technical and artistic performance. In 2006, Nina was invited to work as rehearsal assistant and ballet teacher at GCDI.
Since then, Nina has performed professionally at the Balé Teatro Guaíra, with credits including The Nutcracker and Treze Gestos de um Corpo by Olga Roriz.
In 2009 Nina moved to Germany to work with Theater Nordhausen Ballett. She was able to co-create many of the leading roles she was given, and recently returned as a Guest Dancer.
Since moving to the UK in 2011, Nina has worked as ballet tutor at various dance schools and studios, and is currently working on her ISTD Cecchetti Diploma of Dance Instruction.