Friday, November 9, 2012

Meet Noelle Kayser!


Noelle Kayser began her intensive dance training at the Atlanta Ballet’s Pre-Professional Division under the direction of Sharon Story. During her time at the Atlanta Ballet, she had the privilege of performing alongside the company in works by Lauri Stallings and Artistic Director John McFall. Noelle also performed site-specific works with Lauri Stallings’ Glo. Upon graduation, Noelle spent a year at SUNY Purchase, after which she moved to Chicago to become a Scholarship Student with the Lou Conte Dance Studio at Hubbard Street Dance Chicago. As a scholarship student, Noelle participated in workshops by Victor Quijada, Sammar Haddad King, Terri Marling, and Taryn Kaschock Russell. Noelle joined Luna Negra Dancer Theater as an apprentice under the direction of Gustavo Ramirez Sansano in the fall of 2011. Since, she has performed Sansano’s work alongside the company both nationally and internationally. This is her first year with PCDC.


Peridance Capezio Center What did you do over the summer?
Noelle Kayser Over the summer I participated in The Movement Invention Project and continued rehearsals with Luna Negra Dance Theater. Apart from dancing, I visited my family and friends in Atlanta.

P.C.C What is your first memory of performing?
N.K. It was a recital at Decatur City Dance back in Georgia. I performed a jazz dance to a track from the movie Moulin Rouge. I was very excited about my bejeweled crop top.

P.C.C What is your favorite snack?

N.K. Starfruit. It is the mother of all froyo only found in Chicago. I know the employees of Starfruit by name in two different locations. I'm a regular.

P.C.C What songs are 'most played' on your ipod? 
"What's My Name" ft. Drake by Rihanna
"Roman Holiday" by Nicki Minaj
"Do It Like A Dude" by Jessie J.

P.C.C Where do you go/what do you do in New York when you have a day off? 
N.K. I've never lived in NYC before, so I don't know yet :)

P.C.C Do you have any favorite quotes/ words that you live by?
N.K. "Humanity does not ask us to be happy. It merely asks us to be brilliant on its behalf." - Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card.

P.C.C Your favorite things are...
N.K. Friends. Family. Collard greens.

P.C.C What do you like best about Peridance Contemporary Dance Company so far? 
N.K. The positivity I feel from the other dancers and the artistic staff.

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