Nina Hümpel studied theater studies with an emphasis on dance history, and also literary studies and philosophy in Munich.
Since 1996 she has been the publisher of tanznetz.de, the internet portal for artistic stage dance in German-speaking countries, for which she received the German Dance Recognition Award in 2014. She is a member of the initiative Access to Dance – Tanzplan München; with its broad network the initiative is committed to creating better access for contemporary dance in the city. To assist in accomplishing this, in 2005 she founded accesstodance.de, the dance portal for Bavaria.
Nina Hümpel was a jury member of the Bayerischer Landesverband für zeitgenössischen Tanz (Bavarian State Association of Contemporary Dance); of the City of Munich's Department of Arts and Culture's dance jury; and of the Fonds für Darstellende Künste (Fund for Performing Arts) in Berlin.
She curated together with Dieter Buroch DANCE, the City of Munich's international festival of contemporary dance, for the first time in 2012.
She was the sole artistic director for the subsequent editions of the dance biennale in the years 2015, 2017 and 2019.