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Newsmaker: Nola Nolen Holland

Nola Nolen Holland, 61, of Slippery Rock, recently elected president of CORPS de Ballet International, a professional organization that advocates for ballet in higher education worldwide. Her election occurred on the eve of the publication of her first college textbook, 'Music Fundamentals for Dance.' Story slug: ptr-pnews-021013
Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013, 6:57 p.m.
 

Noteworthy: Recently elected president of CORPS de Ballet International, a professional organization that advocates for ballet in higher education worldwide. Her election occurred on the eve of the publication of her first college textbook, “Music Fundamentals for Dance.”

Residence: Slippery Rock

Age: 61

Family: Husband, Ken Holland; three adult daughters; four adult stepchildren

Education: Bachelor of Fine Arts in ballet pedagogy, University of Oklahoma, 1972; Master of Fine Arts, University of Oklahoma, 1996

Occupation: Assistant professor of dance, Slippery Rock University

Background: She came to Pittsburgh in 1973 as a dancer with Pittsburgh Ballet Theater, where she performed for five years before being sidelined with a knee injury. She has taught dance at Slippery Rock University since 1989 and co-founded the Dance in India Initiative in Schennai, India, a study opportunity for Slippery Rock students.

Quote: “If (students) want to dance more than anything, then that desire will carry them through all of the trials and tribulations that dancers have to go through to achieve the career path that they select within the field of dance.”

 

 

 
 


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