About

Nora Parker is the owner and operator of L' Academie de Danse, and is the Artistic Director, Teacher, Instructor, and Mentor for all dance classes. Ms. Parker has over 35 years experience in teaching dance. Nora has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Dance Performance from East Carolina University with additional credits from the NC School of the Arts, and Western Kentucky University. She also completed three semesters towards a Masters in Physical Therapy from East Carolina University.

In 1978 Nora graduated with high honors from the Dance Educators of America's Training School and is a life time member of Dance Educators of America. She was also the dance Director of Camp Danbee in Pittsfield, Mass. Nora has received intensive training under David Howard, Diane Cartier, Joseph Levinoff, Charles Kelley, and Joe Lanteni, all recognized and honored professionals among national dance educators.

See​

Personal Interview

with Nora

filmed in 2009

Philosophy

Nora Parker's desire is to educate each student at L'Academie De Danse to the highest level that they can achieve at a given age and ability. She believes that dance is great for the body, mind, and soul of people of all ages.

Each student has a different need and desire to dance, and at L' Academie De Danse the 
instructor wishes to fulfill each student's dream. That dream can start with the beginner classes or personal one-on-one instruction, and move all the way through a pre-professional (college) class level.

Students participate in an atmosphere that is both fun and loving, yet teaches students the discipline that dance deserves.

It is Nora's wish for each student at L'Academie De Danse to achieve the confidence, grace, education, and love for dance that will stay with them throughout life.

Nora Parker

Background

Regional Theatre

Choreographer for the following performances:

 

Oklahoma

Guys & Dolls

Annie

Show Boat

The Me No'body Knows

Godspell

Once Upon A Mattress

Sound of Music

BrigadoonLil' Abner

Dance Educators of America
Ballet Faculty & Judge
2008 National Convention & Competition
Nashville, TN


Dance Educators of America
(Dance Competition Judge )
Pigeon Forge
2005 Tennessee


La Companie De Danse
(Director/Choreographer )
Coppelia
March 2004/October 2004

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