It is with great sadness that we share Miss Arla's passing.
A special memorial service and celebration of Miss Arla’s life for our dance and theater family will be held at a later date.
More information will be announced later this year.
Over the years, Miss Arla has taught thousands of students and impacted countless lives. She had a way of making everyone around her feel seen, like they were part of the family and the “star” of the show. Many of her current and former students represent NSDT throughout the community, embodying the skills and values they developed with Miss Arla and our other instructors in community theater, high school and college acting troupes, professional theater, and national dance companies including Joel Hall and the Joffrey Ballet. But most importantly, Arla fostered a love of dance, drama, and the arts in all of her students- something that they will always carry with them!
We are asking for donations to carry Miss Arla’s legacy on through a scholarship fund in her honor, the Arla Faye Scholarship.
Donations of any and all amounts are greatly appreciated!