Nina Burchett is a highly regarded New Zealand actor and speech and drama teacher. Nina has worked in theatre, television, film and as a teacher around the world.
After graduating from Toi WhakaariThe New Zealand Drama School, Nina's performance career highlights to date have included being nominated for New Zealand’s Most Promising Actress Award for her portrayal of May in Sam Shepard’s Fool For Love.
In Australia from 2002 - 2004, she co-devised the play Convict Women, which was awarded the 2002 Enerco Australian Cultural Award. She also wrote and produced the award-winning children's film Gabriel, which won prestigious international A-list awards including Winner Best Short Film - Oberhausen International Short Film Festival, Winner Best Short Film - Giffoni Hollywood.
Since returning to New Zealand in 2008, Nina has had roles in several film and television productions including Spartacus (USA), Legend of the Seeker (USA), Billy (NZ), Rage (NZ) Foreign Exchange (AUS), Hillary (NZ).
Nina's teaching career began in in 1992 in Auckland and since she has taught children dance, drama and speech in New Zealand, Australia and Hong Kong through her company Dramaworks.
Nina regularly judges school speaking competitions and all her students who have sat Trinity examinations have received 80% or higher marks.
In 2014, Nina launched the Shine School of Confidence.
Nina loves helping children to believe in themselves and be the best they can be.