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King penguins, South Georgia

Ingrid Nixon ~ Storyteller

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"Traveling -- it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller."

​                      ~ Ibn Battuta

Gentoo penguin, Antarctic Peninsula

Me and my ancient tortoise friend, Galapagos Islands

Sharing tales in Antarctica. (Port Charcot/Booth Island) © Photo by Jim Wilson

Wandering albatross, South Georgia

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. Both of Ingrid's recordings have received the Storytelling World Gold Seal for listeners of all ages! Her audio recording, Grimm’s with a Twist, offers deliciously dark stories spiced liberally with humor and pathos. 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 is a place that feels lie home. 

​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 lives in Glacier Bay National Park in Southeast Alaska where she directs the Interpretive and Education programs for the National Park Service. More at IngridNixon.com

Short Bio

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. Both of Ingrid's recordings have received the Storytelling World Gold Seal for listeners of all ages! Her audio recording, Grimm’s with a Twist, offers deliciously dark stories spiced liberally with humor and pathos. 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. She currently hails from Southeast Alaska. More at IngridNixon.com.