21st Year • Endicott College • Beverly • Massachusetts • USA

Nina Gilkenson

Nina Gilkenson. Lindy Hopper. Belly dancer. Hair-removal Laser Technician, event promoter. The mysterious figure that is known only as “Nina” (and sometimes “Naomi”) has many titles from prestigious dance competitions. But that’s only a small part of her accomplishments. For instance, she can swivel in midair. She can simultaneously create vintage-style dresses and then destroy them while dancing. She can make 12-minute biscuits in 10 minutes. She writes upbeat musical theatre involving funeral homes. And last, but not least, she is a part of the award-winning Lindy Hop team the Silver Shadows, which sounds like it’s a group of super heroes. And that’s what she is. A Super Hero—one whose main super power is doing swivels in midair. And one day, they might save the world. Until then, she lives in Baltimore. and falls down a lot.