Nino Bio

 BIO

Nino Reyos is a member of the Northern Ute and Laguna Pueblo Indian Nations. He was born the youngest of 11 children, among the Ute People in North Eastern Utah near Ft. Duchesne, Utah where he had spent the majority of his adolescent life. Nino holds a Master's degree in Social Work, the only member of his family to receive a degree of higher education. He is also a Native American Veteran, having received an Honorable discharge from the United States Marine Corp. Nino is a Northern Traditional Dancer, carrying on the Tradition of the warrior, wearing the eagle bustles of past days.

Nino is also a cultural presenter, educating and entertaining audiences of all ages. He has overcome his battle of alcohol and drug use and been on his road of sobriety since 1985 and has taught Native Culture and Philosophies with seminars on cultural aspects of living, substance abuse/prevention, musical healing. He has used his cultural background as a foundation for his teaching of indigenous craft, dance, stories, and music conducting workshops in the areas of flute playing, and influencing people of both indigenous and non-indigenous cultures.

Nino has performed throughout the United States, including the well-known Indian Summer gathering in Milwaukee, Wi, as well as with musicians such as Douglas Spottedeagle, Bill Miller, R. Carlos Nakai, Jim Bilagody.  Nino was one of five flute players selected to be part of the 2002 Winter Olympic Games Opening Ceremonies held in Salt Lake City, Utah and also performed at the 2007 Deaflympics Opening Ceremonies. His third CD was released in the spring of 2004, won a International Telly award, and received a Native American Music Award Nomination. He is currently a Voting Member of the Grammy Awards.

Nino has received a 20 year service award in June 2011 for his participation at the annual June School on Alcoholism and Other Drug Dependencies


International travels have included performances in countries of
Japan- 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012
New Zealand- 2009, 
Sweden-2004.


SOLO

Nino continues to receive high reviews from Elementary teachers and Principals for his educational programs to their students.
Elementary programs consist of:
-- Description of regalia,
-- Identification of the 5 utah Tribes
-- flute song
-- magic trick
-- dance

Nino can provide workshops on:

-- how to play the Native American Flute
-- Native American dance styles
-- Team Building
-- Games, crafts,
-- Alcohol and drugs

GROUP

Twoshields production Company often been requested to perform for larger events for Native American dance and song.  We offer a full production of singers, and dancers from different dance categories to smaller more intimate presentations depending on the Organizations request and budget.

The pow-wow dance group consists of:

  •  men and women Traditional, Fancy dance, Grass dance, and the always popular hoop Dance. 
  • The hoop dancer could be one of three dancers depending on availability--
    Charles Denny- world Hoop Dance teen champion, World Champion Adult hoop dance Champion
    Jay Michael Crank- 2008 teen champion
  • Navajo bow and arrow along with the basket dance
  • The Flute player has won awards for his musical performances and sought after for various events.
  • The Drum Group are often called upon to be host drum at various pow-wows and are also dancers-- Cliff Eagle Singers from the Little Feathers dance group, they sponsor the little feathers pow wow each year

    Contact Twoshields should your organization would like hoop dancers, pow wow dancers, or a cultural presentation in your State. Nino has friends he can forward your request on to other performers to possibly save cost within your location
     
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Here is a Utah Native American Indian Entertainer / Artist that does Cultural presentations for the ARTS (Artistic Resource Teachers and Students) program to promote the performing arts, the visual arts and the literary arts in Utah.


Feel free to review the photo pages, order American Indian flute music, or schedule a Solo or Group Native American Performance. These Native American performers in the West and Utah, have performed for Corporations, Native American festivals, schools, conferences, Toastmasters, Utah Festivals, Private parties, Boy Scouts, Girl scouts, and many other special events and can tailor any performance to meet your Organizational or Community needs. Twoshields is a Native American dance theatre that has worked with a variety of meeting planners in Utah and throughout the West, they are the premiere group for Native American entertainment and programs. We can provide Cultural Programs in Utah that include event planning, design, and production of quality programming. Contact your speakers bureau or Arts Council regarding Twoshields Production Company. If you need a Utah Professional Native American motivational speaker to enhance your next event, you don't need to look much further.

If your job is in;
Cultural Event planning, convention planner, corporate event planners, conference meeting planner, wedding planner, party planning, event design, booking agency, presenter, talent agent, entertainment agent, speakers bureau, cruise agent, travel agent, old west performers, wild west performances, educational programs, lectures, artists in residency, musical festivals, concerts, museums, universities, cowboy and Indian shows, arts in education, performing arts, mountain man events, school programs, boys scouts court of honor
in
Utah, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, California, Wyoming, Colorado, Arizona,
then
Twoshields can make your job easier with one phone call.


Call for a Corporate or Commercial Event Quote

The indigenous dancers of the Utah Tribes are often requested for dance demonstrations for a variety of events. This Native American dance theatre of the First Nation also called Aboriginal first Nations, Native Nations or Indigenous People are a proud people who continue to express their unique Culture, Dance, and Native American Heritage through Tribal gatherings, and Native American Educational Outreach Programs, and indian dancing in Utah. Legend calls us Star People, some morning we dance and sing.

Catch a taste of the Southwest Traditions with a performance from Southwest Indians, Discover the sound of Native Spirit through this dance group, with these performers, singers, musicians. we just don't celebrate only during Native American heritage Month

Tour Utah's Natives with Twoshields Native American Dance theater which is a tour Company that will demonstrate their Native American pride and Traditions through entertainment, educational programs, Indian shows, or Cultural Programs in Utah that include:
Native American Indian Relics,Crafts,Beadwork, Dance Regalia, Music, Moccasins, Tribe, pow wow, social dances, games, drums, foods, jewelry, tipis, chants, stories or legends, Artwork, contributions to the America's, Indian Ceremonies, reservations, colors, rituals, artifacts, folklore, American Indian Education, eagle dance

Contact us -- If you want a International Cultural Native American entertainment, a Native American dance troupe, Tribal dancing or artists from the United States of America to perform, music, or teach Native American way through workshops when visiting any of the major locations of
-Utah-
Utah Trails Resort, Zions National Park, Bryce Canyon, Park City, Arches National Park, Grand Staircase Escalante, Deer Valley, Sundance Ski Resort, SnowBird Ski Resort, Canyons Ski Resort, Alta Ski Resort, Brian Head Ski Resort, Fremont Indian State Park, Moab, Zermat, St George
-Wyoming-
Jackson Hole, Yellowstone National Park,
-Idaho-
National Oregon /California Trail- Montpelier
Sawtooth Mountains
-Arizona-
Grand Canyon West- Sky Walk, Grand Canyon South Rim-Tusayan





Hey Folks,

The Annual Hoop Dance Competition was held February 6-7, 2009 at the Heard Museum in Phoenix, AZ.  Congratulations to our dancer, Michael Crank who had won 3rd place in the teen category and my Nephew, Charles Denny who placed 2nd in the Adults category.