"Connectedness to Community" is a value that not only guides our leadership, it's a value we encourage our students to live. Here, we honor Nolte Artists who share their time and talent outside the studios, and highlight the ways Nolte Academy gives back to the people and organizations that make up our wonderfully diverse and strong community.
A Nolte Academy float heads down 5th Avenue on a sunny 4th of July, Coralville, Iowa, 2012
We were recently honored to welcome people challenged with Parkinson's to our studios. Here, Leslie Nolte leads the class through gentle stretching and movement to music. Many thanks to Judy Gust and Bob McCoun for making this event possible.
Nolte artists performed two pieces for the Muscular Dystrophy Association fundraiser at the Coralville
Center for the Performing arts in 2012. The traditional ballet piece, In Turn, and a contemporary solo by
Matilda Mackey were warmly received in a showcase of traditional dance styles from around the world.
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Choreographer Leslie Nolte is joined on set for the baroque opera, Dido and Aenaes, with Nolte artists. The dancers volunteered to perform a series of pastoral vignettes as part of this full scale production staged by Crescendo Children's Choir and with guest artist René Lecuona on harpsichord.
Officer Bender brought an important community member to visit us recently! Ivan the Police Dog demonstrated his high level of training to our delighted class of Performing Arts Preschoolers. We loved learning about how Ivan and his handler work together to keep us safe!
In 2012, Nolte Academy launched a new fundraising initiative to benefit Iowa City and Coralville elementary schools called "My School's Got Talent!" These talent showcases are produced entirely through volunteer effort, with proceeds benefitting participating schools. For more information on My School's Got Talent, download our Information Packet (PDF), or call 319.688.9289
Nolte Academy proudly donates financial support to these worthy organizations.