Born in Croatia, and studied classical and modern ballet, film and theater director, and Philosophy in Zagreb. The young artist grew up in the culturally diverse, cosmopolitan and artistically experimental Yugoslavia and worked as a dancer and choreographer with well-known modern composers (Maderna, Stockhausen, Kelemen) together. Talented and ambitious, she received the late 70s, a two-year scholarship IREX and Ford in the U.S., where she worked with George Balanchine at New York City Ballet and the Off Off Broadway and on the New York State Opera staged. After her stay in the USA led "choreodrama" in different Yugoslav stages as a new theatrical form and directed over a hundred productions since then. With Ljubisa Ristic she founded the multi-ethnic, multi-lingual theater project KPGT, with tours of Yugoslavia, Mexico, United States, Australia and Europe. The war in Yugoslavia and the political disintegration of their homeland forced "the citizen of the world" convinced the abrupt termination of their career in this language and culture. Nada Kokotovic 1992 emigrated to Germany. Despite the painful loss of voice, longtime friends and colleagues did their work force intact.
As a freelance director and choreographer, she released his own productions and co-founded with her artistic partner and life companion Nedjo Osman 1996, the TKO theater (theater Kokotovic/Osman) in Cologne. In addition, she has been a guest director and choreographer in various theaters including National Theatre of Tübingen, Saarland State Theatre Saarbrücken, Tanz Forum Cologne, Stuttgart Opera, Theatre and Town Hall Opera Konstanz, Summer theater Überlingen, CZKD Belgrade, Theatre of Würzburg, Schlosstheater Moers, theater Komissarzewskaja St. Petersburg, the National Theatre in Bitola, Macedonia, Theater and Orchester Heidelberg).