Like her brother Gago, Nana was raised in a fencing family and was coached by their legendary father Edouard Demirchian in Yeerevan, Armenia. Nana started her fencing career at the age of ten and became a fencing master at seventeen. As a teenager Nana placed first in the Armenian Junior National Foil Championship, and later on won several Armenian Senior National Foil Championships. She earned a fourth and fifth place in the USSR Championships, and won first place in the Central Sporting Club Spartak Championship. With all the athletic performances Nana gained over the years, she states that her outermost accomplishments are her two wonderful children. At LAIFC Nana teaches both weapons, épée and foil. Showing a great love for children, Nana takes pleasure in teaching the youngest fencers beginning and intermediate fencing classes.