Noel Stanton (Co-Owner)
Noel Stanton, originally from Schaumburg, Illinois, graduated Magna Cum Laude from Western Michigan University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance. While there, she was also awarded The Dalton Exceptional Dance Major Scholarship and the Wendy Cornish Endowed Scholarship. She has performed in such Great Works as George Balanchine’s Who Cares? and Serenade as well as Lou Conte’s The 40s. In 2005, she had the great opportunity to perform George Faison’s Suite Otis at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. as part of the Masters of African American Choreographers Showcase. Upon graduating, Noel accepted a position with Inaside Chicago Dance and performed as a company member for six years. Throughout this time, she had the great privilege of performing works by such choreographers as Autumn Eckman, Harrison McEldowney, Lizzie MacKenzie, and Nick Pupillo. Through Inaside, Noel has been given numerous teaching opportunities at workshops and intensives as well as youth outreach programs at various elementary schools, high schools, and colleges throughout the midwest. In addition to workshops, Noel has taught at various studios in the Chicago area and is thrilled to be have opened Rise Dance Center.