Nora returns to Phoenix after many years in Nashville, TN where she worked for the State of Tennessee as Assistant to the Director of the Office of Learning & Professional Development in the Department of Human Services. She was also a faculty member at the School of Nashvlle Ballet and Dance Department Head/Resident Director at Nashville's Academic Magnet High School.
Nora has performed in NYC and throughout Europe, most notably in the Broadway musical, CATS, as a featured soloist. She also served as Dance Captain for the Vienna and Amsterdam International CATS companies and directly assisted original choreographer, Gillian Lynne, with both productions.
She received her MS in Physical Education & Dance and her BA in English from the University of Tennessee where she was the Jazz Dance Department Head and taught all levels of ballet, contemporary (Graham & Limon), and jazz (Luigi) technique classes.
Locally, Nora appeared in NATIVE NATION, a collaborative work with ASU Gammage for its 'BEYOND' series. She also served as Outreach Coordinator for ASU's production of INDIAN SCHOOL. She is a member of the Mission tribe/ Luiseno band and is passionate about Native American cultural preservation and education.
Master of Science, Physical Education & Dance - The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Bachelor of Arts, English - The University of Tennesee, Knoxville