© Ingrid Nixon 2017
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"Traveling -- it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller."
~ Ibn Battuta
Gentoo penguin, Antarctic Peninsula
King penguins, South Georgia
Me and my ancient tortoise friend, Galapagos Islands
Ingrid Nixon ~ Storyteller
Long Bio, followed by Short Bio
Ingrid Nixonis an award-winning, world-traveling storyteller, who loves nothing more than to whisk away listeners on journeys of the imagination. Exploration nail-biters, lies, tall tales, traditional and personal stories—she tells them all, bringing characters to life using voices, gestures, and animated facial expressions.
From Antarctica to Greenland, Madagascar to Easter Island, Ingrid’s three decades of work in expedition tourism has taken her on a magic carpet ride around the planet. When not telling stories in the polar regions or steamy jungles, she performs and leads storytelling workshops for groups, special events, schools and festivals, including at the National Storytelling Festival in Jonesborough, Tennessee. Ingrid holds a Masters Degree in Storytelling from East Tennessee State University.
Ingrid 's creative approaches to traditional tales make these ancient stories relevant to modern audiences. Her audio recording, Grimm’s with a Twist, is a Storytelling World winner. It offers deliciously dark stories spiced liberally with humor and pathos. Her recent recording, Operation Bouncy Chair, features personal stories about the important things in life: family, love, and coffee.
Originally from Minnesota, Ingrid grew up on the trails of the Olympic Mountains in Washington State. She later discovered the wilds of Alaska, which became her home for over 20 years. While a ranger with the National Park Service, Ingrid directed the interpretive and education programs at the crown jewel of Alaska’s national parks, Denali, before eventually heading down to Mount Rainier in the Lower 48.
As she clutches her Golden Pitchfork award, Ingrid proudly claims her title as a champion liar at at several liars contests, including at Seattle's Northwest Folklife Festival and the Stone Soup Festival in Woodruff, SC. But it’s no lie that she was honored as the Outstanding Student Performance at East Tennessee State University. She's also a Seattle Moth StorySLAM winner. Ingrid has received national kudos for the numerous films she has written, hosted, and narrated for Discovery Channel and the National Park Service. She has also worked as a public radio DJ and an award-winning print journalist. She currently hails from Washington State. More at IngridNixon.com
Short Bio (150 words)
Ingrid Nixonis a world-traveling storyteller who whisks listeners away on journeys of the imagination. Exploration nail-biters, tall tales, traditional and personal stories—she tells them all on international expeditions, and at venues around the country, including the National Storytelling Festival. Her creative approaches to story crafting help make ancient tales relevant to modern audiences. Ingrid’s first CD, Grimm’s with a Twist, is a Storytelling World award winner. It offers deliciously dark stories spiced liberally with humor and pathos. Her second recording, Operation Bouncy Chair, features personal stories about the important things in life: family, love, and coffee. She is a champion liar many times over, a claim that makes her mother both proud and worried. She holds a Masters in Storytelling from East Tennessee State University. After living in Alaska for many years working as a National Park Service ranger, she currently hails from Washington State. More at IngridNixon.com.
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Sharing tales in Antarctica. (Port Charcot/Booth Island) © Photo by Jim Wilson
Wandering albatross, South Georgia