Nina Rufini – Circus Arts
Nina Ruffini is a co-founder of the Toy Boat Community Art Space, which operated for 4+ years as a collective performance space for artists in Asheville’s Biltmore Village. Toy Boat was founded to celebrate diverse art forms and artists in a collaborative, accessible setting. She is a co-organizer of the Runaway Circus and the Loose Cabooses performance troupe and Annual Community Show. She is a visual artist, musician, actress, circus arts performer and teacher. She has been a Teaching Artist with LEAF in Schools and Streets for 4 years of which she’s taught Puppetry, Juggling, Acrobatics, Improv/Comedy and Magic.