Nadine Neema

Specialities: Band, Collage, Creative writing, Dance, Improvisation, Music Production, Nature-focused art, Non-fiction writing, Outdoor Art-making, Songwriting, Soundscapes, Spoken Word/Slam Poetry, Storytelling

Contact Info

Email address
Website address
Resides in
English Montreal

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Experience working with

  • Early childhood
  • Cycle 1 Elementary
  • Cycle 2 Elementary
  • Cycle 3 Elementary
  • Secondary 1 & 2
  • Secondary 3 & 4
  • Secondary 5
  • Senior Citizens

Lifelong Learners

  • Adult Learners

I regularly explore the following Broad Areas of Learning/Themes in my work

  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Personal and Career Planning
  • Media Literacy
  • Citizenship and Community Life (Identity & Belonging)

Listed in the Quebec Culture in the Schools Repertoire

  • Yes

I have experience working with

  • various schools in Quebec, NWT, Australia and Egypt as well as festival workshops around the world.

I can facilitate virtual creative experiences

  • Yes


  • I am available for travel within the same day
  • I am available for travel overnight
Born in Montreal to Lebanese parents, Neema is a multi-disciplinary artist with 15+ years experience. She has toured internationally opening for artists such as Joe Cocker & Elton John, and was mentored by Leonard Cohen, who co-produced her 2nd album. She recently published a YA historical fiction novel set on Tlicho ancestral lands in the NWT, which is being used in schools. Since 2007, Neema has led creativity, songwriting and storytelling workshops to empower others to find their own voice.

Creative Approach and Experiences Offered

Neema specializes in designing and tailoring workshops to the needs of the participants. As a professional artist she is an author, singer-songwriter & spoken word poet, recording & touring musician, video-maker, movement artist and photographer. She loves to mix mediums and to inspire others to do the same.

As a workshop facilitator and arts educator, Neema prioritizes experiential learning. She leads participants to have their own creative experiences, and aims to inspire and empower youth to find their own form of self-expression. Examples of previous workshops include -
- Creativity workshops combining voice, movement and writing
- Storytelling
- Songwriting
- Journalling
- Audio poems with visuals
- Digital media combining sounds, words and images
- Collage
- She also teaches about Dene Indigenous culture using her book Journal of a Travelling Girl


Song and video created with students of Alexis Arrowmaker School
love song for canine companion


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