Anne Marie Abderholden - 2017 Dance Instructor of the Year Nominee

By Created: October, 2017 - Modified: January, 2018

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Anne Marie Abderholden deserves to win this award. Her studio, Valley Academy for the Arts located in Neenah, WI is a place that students of all ages call home.

The training there is unlike any other in the state of Wisconsin, and every student there - from the small 4-year-olds to the adult ballet students - come to class with a sense of family and unity.

As a scholarship student who has been training there for the past year, I can attest to the beauty and love which are present. Anne Marie never turns down anyone who is passionate about dance no matter their financial situation. I myself have been on full scholarship and am about to graduate this year with intentions to major in dance and kinesiology. I wouldn't have been able to even think of doing such a thing without the support and love I received from Anne Marie and everyone else at Valley Academy.

Because of Anne Marie's generosity in giving out scholarships there is not always enough money to keep the building itself in top shape and fundraising is a constant struggle. This gift would be a great help and allow the teachers at Valley Academy to provide an even greater caliber of training to the students they serve every day.

Thank you for your consideration.

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Anne Marie Abderholden
Valley Academy for the Arts
Neenah WI 54956
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