Nadia trained at Goldsmiths College, University of London (MA Directing) and on the NT Studio’s Directors programme. Nadia directed The Village and King Hedley II as her first shows as Artistic Director of Theatre Royal Stratford East.
In May 2020, she directed The Outside Dog for BBC One as part of London Theatre Company’s Talking Heads monologue series. In September 2020, she directed NO MASKS for Sky Arts, a one-off drama based on testimonials from key workers. Nadia wrote and directed Welcome to Iran, which was broadcast on BBC Radio 3 as part of the Lockdown Theatre Festival.
She recently directed Shining City and The Sun, The Moon, And The Stars at Stratford East. Her other directing credits include Three Sisters, The Suicide, Our Country’s Good, Dara, Chewing Gum Dreams, Home, Hymn, and The Doctor’s Dilemma (National Theatre); Hir and Disgraced (Bush Theatre), Rand D (Hampstead Theatre); Way Upstream (Chichester Festival Theatre), Hobson’s Choice (Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre); How Was It For You7 (Unicorn Theatre); Sticks & Stones (Polka Theatre); The Maids (Lyric Hammersmith); Miss Julie (Croydon Warehouse Theatre); Wild Turkey (Site Specific).
As Associate Director, credits include The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (Gielgud Theatre), Collaborators and The Habit of Art (National Theatre).
As Staff Director, credits include Rocket to the Moon, Really Old, Like Forty Five, Phedre, and Much Ado About Nothing (National Theatre).
She has directed at Guildhall School of Music and Drama and led participation initiatives with partners such as the Young Vic, Clean Break, Soho Theatre, and the Royal Court.