Nancy Hammett, Director
Nancy Hammett, Director, is the former Owner of Sound Mind & Body of Milford, CT. She is one of approximately 3,000 Nia teachers in over 45 countries world-wide, and has studied Nia almost since its inception. She received her certification from Nia founders, Debbie and Carlos Rosas in 1999. She adds that expertise to a long list of other recognized movement arts, including classical ballet, modern jazz, tap, ballroom and multi-cultural dance; acrobatics, gymnastics, yoga and karate.
As a professional dancer, Nancy appeared on the Chicago stage and throughout Europe. She trained at the Evelyn Lare studio of Chicago, the studio of jazz dancer and choreographer Gus Giordano, and the New York Academy of Ballet. She was a member of the women's gymnastics team at Southern Illinois University, and received her yoga certification at the Kripalu Center in Lenox, Massachusetts. Other certifications include ACE Personal Training, Zumba, Drums Alive, Ageless Grace (for special populations) and Isshinrhyu Karate. She is also an IDEA member
In her spare time, Nancy sings, performs in community theater, plays a little guitar and hangs out with her best friend, Rosie.