Noretta started dancing and singing at the age of 2 and was on the radio weekly. At the age of 12 she began teaching in her parents basement. Just celebrating her 86th birthday, Noretta has been teaching and operating The Noretta Dunworth School of Dance in Dearborn, Michigan since 1940. Her great success is in the quality and consistency of her successful students. Not just in the state of Michigan, but also in all parts of the United States and in Canada. Many of her students now have their own dance studios and been successful themselves. A member of Dance Masters of MIchigan/ America for nearly 50 years, and a Cecchetti Ballet Council of America. Noretta still teaches 4 days a week and still produces champions and professional dancers.
Artistic Director of the Dearborn Ballet Theater Inc, Member of Dance Masters of Michigan/America for over 20 years, Cecchetti Council of America, Dance Educators of America, BA Michigan State University, teaching degree, University of Michigan. Teacher of all ages- Ballet, Cecchetti and Vaganova method, Tap (all styles), Jazz( classical, modern, contemporary, lyrical). She danced with the Bolshoi Ballet, Detroit City Ballet, and studied in New York City at the Joffrey Ballet School, Broadway Dance Center, and in London, England at the Royal Ballet School Covent Garden, and also from her mother Noretta Dunworth at The Noretta Dunworth School of Dance. Teacher of numerous title and scholarship winners, national champions and professional dancers for over 40 years.
Member of Dance Masters of Michigan/ America for over 10 years. Techer of many champions and scholarship winner. Ballet, Tap, Jazz (all styles), Partnering and Adagio. former coach of the Northville High School Dance Team. Graduate of the University of Michigan.
Grew up in Dearborn, Michigan where she trained at her grandmother and mother's studio, The Noretta Dunworth School of Dance. After high school, Casey moved straight to New York. For two years she worked as the WCDE assistant to John Crutchman and Alan Sherfield. At the age of 22, her dream came true when she landed a role in "Wicked". She is now on faculty for Revive Dance Convention and the National Dance Honors. Her credits include: Theater: Wicked- Broadway, Chicago Company, 2nd National Tour War Paint- Broadway Workshop- Christopher Gattelli Stage: BCEFA- Easter Bonnet, BCEFA- Nothin Like a Dame Television: Royal Pains Season 8, The Today Show, Project Runway, Unsolved Mysteries, Honda Commercial, MTV Dance Crew Commercial Film: Winter's Tale- Colin Farrell, Russell Crowe Isn't It Romantic- Rebel Wilson, Liam Hemsworth, Priyanka Chopra- In theaters Febuary 14th 2019
Recieved a Bachelor in Fine Arts from the University of Michigan Ann Arbor. Liz ventured to NYC in 2001 where she attened New York University's Tisch School of the Arts and recieved a Master of Fine Arts in dance. Liz worked extensivley with Larry Keigwin & Company, creating, performing, touring, and teaching as an origional member of the company. Liz has had the honor of performing at the Joyce Theater, The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Works in Process at the Guggenheim, The Opening Gala at Jacob's Pillow, and New York City Center to name a few. She has recently returned to Michigan with her family and was also an Alumni of The Noretta Dunworth School of Dance.