Nina Rufini – Circus Arts
Asheville Middle School – In Real Life after-school program (IRL)
supported by the French Broad Food Co-op.
Nina Ruffini is a co-founder of the Toy Boat Community Art Space located in Biltmore Village. The 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. At LEAF you can find her at the Toy Boat Circus Tent facilitating workshops in Improv/Comedy or performing with her students.