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Nia Williams

Nia is a freelance musician and writer. Her work as a pianist/MD takes her into opera, theatre, musical theatre and dance companies, schools and colleges, and she’s accompanied singers and instrumentalists in genres ranging from art song, opera and ballet to musical theatre, jazz and ballads. As an English National Ballet associate artist, Nia co-leads Oxford’s Dance for Parkinson’s programme, and with dance artist Roosa Leimu-Brown, as MuMo Creative, she delivers workshops combining music, movement and storytelling for all age groups and levels. Nia has also led workshops on her own musical theatre compositions with postgraduate students at the Royal Academy of Music. Her theatre company Three Chairs and a Hat, which stages her musicals, made its Edinburgh Fringe debut in 2019. Nia has also written six novels, many short stories, lyrics and libretti. Photo by Guy Brigg