Musical Theatre

Performance and Teaching Experience

Nova is a DC native with a rich history in music and performance. She has toured the nation and the world with such artists as Roberta Flack, Yolanda Adams, Stevie Wonder, Richard Smallwood, and Hezekiah Walker as well as been the opening act for The Dramatics, Stephanie Mills, Will Downing, and Ashford and Simpson. Here in town, Nova leads and directs the choir Favour at St. Martin’s Catholic Church. She is a celebrated jazz vocalist, cabaret artist, worship leader, and vocal coach.

Nova is also one of the most familiar faces in the DC acting scene, having been nominated for 5 Helen Hayes awards and winning in 2012 for her portrayal of Motormouth Mabel in Hairspray at Signature Theatre. Recently she has been seen on stage at The Kennedy Center, Ford’s Theatre, Signature Theatre, Roundhouse Theatre, Shakespeare Theatre Company, and Arena Stage.