Jina Nam is an NYC based actress, singer, dancer, and educator and has been employing the Gill Mindful Voice Training Tools since 2012. She holds a Masters from NYU where she has also been on the voice faculty. Jina first studied Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, and Theater Arts at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and worked as a research scientist in the Neuroscience Laboratory at Stanford University before she moved to New York City to pursue her career in music and musical theater. For many years, she performed with theater companies in the San Francisco Bay Area in shows such as West Side Story, Guys and Dolls, Cats, and Anything Goes. After coming to New York City, she studied musical theater at CAP21 Conservatory, and vocal pedagogy with Dr. Brian Gill in the graduate program at New York University.
Jina currently has her own private voice studio in addition to coaching through Broadway Artists Alliance (BAA) where she enjoys working with students of all ages and backgrounds. Jina has additionally taught voice as adjunct faculty at the Steinhardt School of NYU and in public schools as a music teacher in K-12th grade. She has performed extensively in NYC/regional theaters such as the Off-Broadway production of Comfort Women: A New Musical (NamSoon Lee), Going West with B Street Theatre (Hopkins/BaoJia/Miss Pearl), A Thousand Cranes (Sadako), The King and I (Tuptim), Guys and Dolls (Sarah Brown), Avenue Q (Christmas Eve), A Chorus Line (Connie Wong), Miss Saigon (Gigi/Swing/Dance Captain), Fantasticks (The Mute/Dance Captain), and Rent (Alexi Darling) to name a few. Jina is a member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS), the International Honor Society in Education (Kappa Delta Pi), and Actors’ Equity Association (AEA).