Nora Cotter was born in Buffalo, NY and began dancing at age 12. Ms. Cotter graduated from the North Carolina School of the Arts High School with a concentration in Ballet and as a North Carolina Regents Scholar. Nora continued her education at Mercyhurst College where she earned a BA cum laude in Dance. While in school, Ms. Cotter performed leading roles in Giselle, Raymonda, Symphony Italienne, Stars and Stripes and Coppelia. She also had the opportunity to work with Configuration Dance Theater, performing works by Joe Cipolla and Harrison McEldowney. Nora holds a Masters Degree magna cum laude from NYU in Dance Eduction, with a concentration in American Ballet Theater Pedagogy. While attending NYU, Ms. Cotter worked at the School of American Ballet as an Assistant Resident Hall Director for two years.
Nora is a ABT® Affiliate Teacher, who has successfully presented student for examinations. Also, Ms. Cotter has worked with Dance Educators of America, both judging and teaching the Ballet portion of workshops. This July, Nora will teach the ballet workshop for Dance Educators of America’s national compeition in Orlando, FL. Ms. Cotter currently teaches at Marymount Manhattan College as an adjunct Ballet instructor, and at a private studio in Warren, NJ