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Neely, Hilarie
Teaches Creative Movement,
Ballet, Pointe, Tap, Jazz, and Pilates.

began dancing in Chicago, Illinois and then received her
BFA in Dance from Southern Methodist University. She
danced professionally with the Portland Dance Theater and
Cirque, dance company before moving to the Wood River
Valley in 1980. Co-founder of the Idaho Dance Ensemble,
she performed around the region for five years before
devoting her energies to dance education. Hilarie is a
Licentiate member of the Cecchetti Council of America
holding Professional Grade 6. She has been a dance
consultant for the state of Idaho, a recipient of an Idaho
Apprenticeship Art Grant and helped write the state
curriculum for dance K-12. She taught for 25 years as a dance specialist for
K-5 for the Community School and is currently on faculty with
the Performing Arts Academy at Wood River High School and College of Southern Idaho.
A member of the Idaho Dance Arts Alliance, National
Dance Education Educator, board member of the Idaho Dance Education Organization, past president of the Idaho
Alliance for Arts in Education and past member of the Ex.
Board for the Wood River Arts Alliance. She currently serves on the Ketchum Arts Commission. The 2004 Dance
Educator of the Year for the NW District AAHPERD. She serves as administrator of the WRHS National Honor Society for Dance Arts (NHSDA) honoring students for academic achievement, dance accomplishments and community service.

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Important Events
HOLIDAY SPIRITS - Performance Dec. 13
PROMISE Christmas Show Dec. 22
ISABELLA BOYLSTON & Friends - Jan. 3-4

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