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Norma Shields
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Director: Norma Shields


OBJECTIVE
To teach and promote the finest of training inside a Christian environment.

TRAINING
Yvonne Chouteau - Miquel Terekhov Academy of Ballet
National Ballet of Canada
Oklahoma City Civic Ballet
Masters (Russian Technique Specialization) Arvola / Ahonen
American College of Musicians - Teaching Certification
National Piano Teachers Insitute - SMU
Business Management BBC

PERFORMANCE CAREER HISTORY
Performance with Stellar Dancers: Royes Fernandez, Lupe Serrano, Rosella Hightower, Maria Tallchief, Marjorie Tallchief, Moselyn Larkin, George Skibine, Melissa Hayden, Yvonne Chouteau, and Miguel Terekhov.
Classical Repertoire: Coppelia, Giselle, Petrouchka, The Dying Swan, Le Corsaire, Nutcracker, Swan Lake, Jewels, Les Sylphides, La Sylphide, Paquita, Raymonda Variations, The Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella

Choreography: Haydn Opus 96, Twelve Dancing Princesses, Le Lenoir de Nuage, The Snow Queen, Degas Impressions, Water Music Suite, Peter and the Wolfe, The Limpid Brook, Italian Symphony, The Lark Ascending, The Nutcracker Opera-Ballet, In God I Trust Opera-Ballet

DIRECTOR
L'Ecole de Danse (1964 - 1974)
Countryside Danse Theatre (1974 - 1986)
Metrocrest Civic Ballet (faculty) (1988 - 1999)
Dance Institute of Dallas (1989 - Present)
Ballet Met (1992 - 1996)
the balletfoundation (1995 - Present)
 
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Chamber Symphony of the Metrocrest (1993 - 1994)
Carrollton Music Teachers Association - President (1986 - 1992)
Texas State Board of Dance Advisors (1989 - 1994)
Dallas Dance Council - President (1995 - 1996)
the balletfoundation - Founder (1995 - Present)
National Piano Teachers Guild - Chairman (1988 - 1992)
 
AWARDS
Carrollton Music Teacher of the Year (1988 - 1989)
National Honor Roll for Music Teachers (1988 - 1992)
"Who's Who in Executive and Professionals" (1999 - 2000)
American Biographical Institute - "Woman of the Year 2001"  
International Biographical Centre (2000 - 2001)
"One of 2000 Outstanding Intellectuals of the XXI Century"
American Biographical Institute (2001)
International Cultural Diploma of Honor
 
FOUNDER
Founder of the First Artist in Residence Program, Arts Counil of Oklahoma
Joining of the Artists - Vision for Ballet Met and CSM
 
AUTHOR/LIBRETIST
"The Discipline of the Arts" c.2000
"Vision for the Arts for the XXI Century" c. 2000
"The Elements of Dance" c. 2001
"The Christian Interpretation of the Nutcracker" c. 2000
The Libretto of "The Nutcracker Opera-Ballet" - World Premier
The Libretto of "In God I Trust" - World Premier 2001
(Two miraculous matches of the scriptures and music over 100 years old.)
Current Project: "The Golden Era" - Arts for the XXI Century c. 2001

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