Noel is a passionate educator, striking a balance between physicality and artistry in each lesson she offers. With more than a 15 years of teaching experience in a variety of dance styles, she crafts engaging classes for dancers of all ages and abilities. Her students have continued their studies at intensive programs with the Boston Ballet, Alvin Ailey, Joffrey Ballet and the Hartt School. Others have gone on to study Arizona State University, Pace University, and Oklahoma City University or professional careers with companies such as Giordano Dance Company and the Albany Berkshire Ballet.
At Elms College, Noel brings dance to campus through a variety of courses. Classes offered introduce new dancers to the fundamentals of movement while challenging the experienced dancer to think critically about dance history and aesthetic. Through her coaching of the EC Dance Team, Noel offers more intensive dance training. Dance Team members experience weekly classes in body conditioning, jazz, contemporary and hip hop while preparing for performances and competitions.
Noel is also available for Guest Teaching and Choreographic Residencies. She has enjoyed educating dancers at the Southern VT Dance Festival, Jose Mateo’s Dance for World Community, and The Williston Northampton School, among others.
“Noel was my dance teacher for six wonderful years. She taught me in group classes, as well as private lessons. She is intelligent, curious, and open-minded; she is extremely well-educated and -trained, with a tremendous depth of knowledge and experience; she is incredibly creative, always bringing great musicality and originality to her choreography. Noel is patient, funny, kind, and generous— all that anyone could want in a teacher. She brings education, experience, creativity, artistry, and pedagogical excellence to every class and student fortunate to study with her.” –Maeve H-P * Former Student
Private and semi-private lessons, audition prep, and choreography scheduled by appointment.