Nidia Garza is a former professional dancer, teacher, and choreographer originally from Guadalajara, México. She has developed her professional career in the Arts, Education, and Finance, and as a business entrepreneur in Mexico, Brazil, and Spain.
She received formal Jazz Dance training at Ballet Guadalajara, A.C. (1992-1998). Additionally, she designed and directed her personal dancewear brand "Leotardos", supplying studios, gyms, and universities countrywide for more than 13 years. In 2005, she co-founded Espaco Danca, a non-profit dance studio in Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil.
Nidia also has experience as a Director, Financial Controller, Financial Planning and Analysis, and Customer and Commercial Services for international companies like Carrier, Yara, and General Electric. She has a Bachelor's degree in Finance from ITESM (Tec de Monterrey), and an MBA with a specialty in Latin American Business from Thunderbird Graduate School in Arizona.
*Speaks Spanish, Portuguese, English, and basic French.
Nidia has been attending classes at BDC since she moved to NYC and fell in love with the vibrant energy of the studio and the warmth of the staff. In 2022, she joined the team as the Director of Studio Operations.
"I still remember the excitement of my first day taking class at BDC. Now, as the Studio Manager, I want to be part of that special moment when new students come in. I enjoy contributing to the daily effort of faculty and staff to make BDC an amazing learning experience for all dancers."