If you know Leslie, you know she isn't one to talk about her own achievements...but as the Nolte Academy marketing team, we couldn't help but share! Each year, 10 women are recognized for making a difference in the Corridor as role models and leaders in their fields and community, and our own Leslie Nolte has been selected as a Woman of Influence by the Corridor Business Journal!
Honorees are selected by the previous year’s Women of Influence. Below is the full list of honorees as well as some excerpts from letters of recommendation submitted on her behalf!
Affect's presence was small but mighty at NYCDA this past weekend in Chicago. We had a fantastic showing from our participants, and so appreciate all the support Affect families offered to make it an extra enjoyable weekend! Now, on to the accolades and photos!
Awards #1: Mini and Junior Solos and Duets
Top 10 Mini soloists:
2- Gabe- Dont Worry
Top 10 Mini Duets/trios:
4- Gabe and Maya
Top 10 Junior Soloists:
Top 10 Junior Duets/Trios:
4- Quinn and Delaine- Orange Colored Sky
Awards #2: Teen Solos (75 entries)
Top 15 Teen soloists:
9- Emma McMahon - On Broadway
2- Tatiana - Timelapse
Awards #3: Teen Groups and Line
Fuse - HGold
Breathe - Platinum
Make me Feel - Platinum
Mess is Mine - Platinum
Class Act Studio:
(representing your dancers with class) - Nolte Academy
Regional Scholarship to NYCDA next season:
Ballet: Emma McMahon
Tap: Quinn Fridrich
Isaak Martin And Maya Cheng
Tatiana Schmidt, Sigrid Rossi, Delaine Tyler, Emma McMahon, Gabe Johnson, Maya Cheng, Isaak Martin
$1,000 Perry Mansfield Scholarship:
$500 Body Traffic Scholarship:
Outstanding dancers: (National Convention Scholarship in New York City)
Minis - Gabe Johnson
Teens - Emma McMahon and Delaine Tyler
Fuse High Gold - 289.1/300
Breathe - Platinum 291.6/300
Make Me Feel - Platinum 290.7/300
Mess is Mine - Platinum 290.25/300
We are so pleased to share with you that Robyn Watson has accepted the position of Tap Director at Nolte Academy! Robyn will be an integral part of our program, and has her sights set on strengthening it even more. She will be joining the faculty starting with fall classes, and also available for tap lessons and classes this summer, along with instructing at Open Doors Dance Festival. Those dates are still being determined, but we will update you as the summer schedule is set.
A graduate of Temple University with a B.A. in Theater, Robyn Watson hails from Philadelphia. In 2016, she served as the tap instructor for the Broadway sensation Shuffle Along, and recently collaborated with Grammy award nominee and MacArthur Genius award recipient Rhiannon Giddens. She has studied under the direction of Tony award winner Savion Glover for the past nine years, and continues to perform with him. In 2017, Robyn was a featured artist for the Grammy nominated live album American Originals: 1918 with the Cincinnati Pops. Robyn has been recognized as one of the "20 Hot Tappers, 20 and Under" by Dance Spirit Magazine. She has been a performer for more than 20 years and a tap dance educator for more than 15. Robyn is also a skilled costume designer and writer.