Nina de Lianin (aka Divina) is a professional performing artist (singer, dancer, performer and actress) and a professional model from Belgrade, Serbia, currently living in Berlin, Germany. She has worked in numerous musical productions, singing and dance performances, concerts, acting plays and fashion campaigns in Serbia, Germany and worldwide. Her portfolio counts over 2500 performances in more than 25 countries, on 4 different continents.
Her artistic education started at the age of five, when Nina de Lianin started taking ballet lessons and was considered to be an exceptional talent. By the time she turned eight, she had switched to folklore and caracteré dances, which also included singing. After years of dancing and singing, Nina continued her education and artistic experience in Belgrade, where she passed the State exam as a performing artist and signed a full time employment contract with Serbian National Ensemble (from 2005). In each performing season she performed as a soloist singer and a soloist dancer. One of her career’s highlights was the participation at the Eurovision Song Contest 2008 in Belgrade, where she performed with the Serbian National Ensemble on both semifinals and at the grand finals. Before she left Belgrade, Nina had also been learning opera singing for three years and her teacher was a soloist singer of Serbian National Opera, Mrs. Svetlana Nestorov.
With already a rich curriculum for her age, at the beginning of her twenties, Nina left her hometown Belgrade and moved to Berlin, Germany, where she enrolled in musical studies and later continued them in Dusseldorf and Essen. In addition to her education and experience as a singer, dancer and actress, Nina also started working as a model and was agency represented in Germany and abroad.
Currently is Nina’s voice to be heard every night in “Friedrichstadtpalst” aka “Palast Berlin” as “the Zoo Girl” in the song “Ich bin ein Berliner”, in their latest production “WYLD” by Manfred Thierry Mugler. She also gave live solo concerts, accompanied by pianist Bijan Azadian, before every “WYLD” show as a Christmas special last year and will also repeat her special appearances this year. Since 2009 Nina is officially a female vocalist of German electro band In Strict Confidence and currently is Nina engaged in two German musical theater productions as musical performer (“Dinner Musical” and “James Bond Musical”) and in two theater plays as actress (“Berlin Dungeon” and “The Murder Auction”). Her current musical repertoire counts songs from the most diverse musicals. For the latest album with her band, “Utopia”, Nina sang all female vocals and also participated as songwriter. As a professional model, Nina is currently represented by “Indeed Models” in Berlin and “Brody Bookings” in Stuttgart (among others) and has collected modeling experience in Europe, Asia and North America. Nina has also played both the queen and the robot fairy at “Queen Brushhands” which has so far won 2 awards at LaJolla IFFA & Cinemoi 2015IFFA. She has also opened the CharityTRIP with SIA’s Alive accompanied by David Pereira (The Trip Director) and Mandi Orozco (Cirque du Soleil). She also hosted the FetishEvolution 2016 in Essen where she also performed.
As artist Nina is aiming to merge show with her scientific research, which she does during her cultural studies in which she is enrolled at University. She is especially interested in showing the aspects of different relationships, but also she explores beauty and fashion and the changes of their ideals throughout the years. With her performances she sends the message to the World in a very subtle way that she is fighting for tolerance and human rights.
– “I am too mainstream for alternative scenes, too goth and fetish for mainstream scene. I love my life in between. I love that mission of showing both aspects of lifestyle and fashion with a strong emphasis on extravagance and class”
– “In my performances I research sexuality and its position in our society. Does the fact that I pack my strong message in an entertaining and rather classy way, not trashy, dirty or too alternative, makes me less an artist, does it make the point less impressive? In fact, there is the certain point below the shiny presentation… For those who see the surface – the entertaining aspect of my shows is enough, but for those who like to scratch below the surface – perhaps you’ll see something much deeper”
Photography: Viktoria Stutz Photography, Moritz Maibaum Photography, Christian Gschweng, Blendfabrik Moderne Fotografi, Camilla Camaglia Photography, Heinrich von Schimmer, Ben Asif, Jens Book, Annie Bertram, Monica Menez.
Like Nina De Lianin on Facebook!
Follow Nina De Lianin on Twitter!
Follow Nina De Lianin on Instagram!
Subscribe to Nina De Lianin on YouTube!