AJA NISENSON is an award-winning actor/ comedian/ singer/ playwright originating from New Jersey. She earned a B.A. in Theater Arts with a Capstone in Playwriting at Brown University. A trained pop, jazz and opera singer, Aja has sung with renowned musicians in venues all around Italy.
Aja’s solo show My Life Is A Woody Allen Film was awarded “Best Cabaret” and “Best Musical Direction” in the 2014 United Solo Theatre Festival in NYC. Aja’s one-woman show, Piccola Cosi, about her experience as a jazz singer in Bologna, Italy, received critical acclaim and had sold out runs at the Triad Theater, soloNOVA Arts Festival and the New York International Fringe Festival. Her solo show, Daja Vu, a French cabaret gone awry”, received rave reviews in the 2011 New York International Fringe Festival and the Flute Bar Gramercy.
Aja is the recipient of residencies at the MacDowell Colony Residency and the Marble House Project. She was a Guest Artist at the Eugene O’Neill Cabaret Conference and a scholarship recipient for the VT Jazz Center Summer Conference.