ALumni Spotlight: Katherine Milani
Katherine Milani is currently residing in New York City while pursuing her dancing career. Recently, she has been given a full scholarship to attend the Rockettes Summer Intensive Invitational session. This means she'll spend a week learning Rockette choreography, work closely with current Rockettes, and will perform at the end of the week. Katherine has also been asked to assist the Rockettes with 4 weeks of their Summer Intensive, working closely with the Rockettes to help teach and assist the other dancers attending the program.
On top of her recent accomplishment with the Rockettes, attending Broadway open dance calls and taking dance classes, she also teaches Pilates and babysits in her spare time. Some days she is juggling 2-3 dance classes and well as 4-6 hours of Pilates and babysitting all in one day.
"The discipline I gained in my training at Nolte Academy helped prepare me for a busy career in trying to be a professional dancer in New York City." Said Katherine.
Following her time at Nolte, Katherine attended Park Point University for three years where she received her BFA in Dance. She then moved to New York City where she trained at the Martha Graham School. While there, there she also received a Pilates certification.
Looking back, Katherine remembers her time at Nolte fondly. Her experiences while being involved in Affect were some that she'll never forget. "From the routines, to the people, to the treats that Kim Villhauer made for us all, they were weekend that we all spent together doing what we loved."
She also credits Nolte Academy and the teachers for the different skills that she takes to her dancing career now. "Leslie Nolte has been more than just a. director and teacher," said Katherine, "she has been a true role model and inspiration for the person and dancer I hope to become."
Finally, Katherine offered a piece of advice to current current Nolte dancers. "Never give up, always stay humble, dream the biggest dreams and reach for them." She said, "If you put in the time the work and the effort, you can accomplish your wildest dreams."
5/18/2021 09:08:17 am
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