Nina West is an entertainer out of Columbus, Ohio. Nina is a previous show director for Axis Night Club, Havana Bar & Lounge, and Union Cafe.
Nina is also the mind behind several production shows such as Nina! Pop, Nina! The Uber Musical, Nina! Attention Whore, A Million Little Ninas, Nina! The Musical, Nina! The Rock Opera, Drag! The Musical, Heels of Horror!, and Nina West Network News.
In March of 2006, Nina and her cast of A Million Little Ninas raised over $5,000 to support Broadway Cares / Equity Fights AIDS, Columbus AIDS Task Force, and Stonewall Columbus.
In 2008, Nina was crowned the National Entertainer of the Year. Nina is also a former Miss Strap On Your Pumps and Miss Union Station Video Cafe. She is the drag daughter of Virginia West and she has many drag children as well. Nina has proved herself to be one of Columbus’ best.
Nina was featured on Season 11 of RuPaul’s Drag Race that premiered on February 28th, 2019 on VH1. Nina was voted Miss Congeniality by her fellow cast.
Titles and Awards
Great Lakes Entertainer of the Year, F.I. 2008
Regional Prelim to National Entertainer of the Year, F.I.
(Axis Night Club – Columbus, Ohio)
Miss Union 2001
Who Wants to Be A Drag Queen
(Union Station Video Cafe – Columbus, Ohio)
*Nina is also a former Miss Strap On Your Pumps.
Archives Featuring Nina West
- 5/23/2002 – Havana Video Lounge (Columbus, Ohio) – Memorial Day Kickoff
- 9/15/2002 – Axis Nightclub (Columbus, Ohio) – Raven from Atlanta Show
- 10/24/2002 – Havana Video Lounge (Columbus, Ohio) – Nightmare on High Street
- 11/21/2002 – Havana Video Lounge (Columbus, Ohio) – Thanksgiving Show
- 11/27/2002 – Union Station Video Cafe (Columbus, Ohio) – Not Another Turkey Drag Show
Nina West: Captured Moments
Nina West: Performance History
Some venues and events that Nina has been a part of include:
- Tampa, Florida — Honey Pot
- Chicago, Illinois — Roscoe’s Tavern
- Akron, Ohio — Interbelt Nite Club
- Columbus, Ohio — Axis Nightclub – Boscoe’s – Cavan Irish Pub – Havana Video Lounge – Shadow Box Live – Union Cafe
- Toledo, Ohio – Caesar’s Show Bar
- Knoxville, Tennessee — The Edge