Nova has the emotional depth, range of expression, and vulnerability that screams film ingenue, akin to a young Natalie Wood in Leonard Bernstein’s ‘West Side Story’ and Elia Kazan’s ‘Splendor in the Grass’. She can slide into character in her girly trench, fedora, and peacock pumps as easily as she can wear tribal face makeup in Victorian meets Surreal Circus, as muse for designer Michael Calloway. Nova is self-possessed beyond her years, which she attributes to the unconditional love of her mom and having had the unique perspective of being home-schooled. She was never subject to the boxes and labels put upon you by most typical school system experiences, and hanging out with kids her own age solely is actually odd for her. It wasn’t until her intensive pursuit of a professional ballet career at The Joffrey that she started to experience the usual peer pressures. However, the freedom and confidence to be and to explore herself is evident in that Nova is as comfortable as a provocative screen siren, in the pillow case she made out of a dress, as she is as a fragile heroine in her grandfather cardigan and riding boots.
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