The Blount Lighthouse lecture series is a forum where students meet and interact with faculty from all over the University campus. Our aim is to introduce Blount students to faculty and disciplines they otherwise might never encounter in their time at UA, foster more informed communication about the opportunities the University of Alabama has to offer, introduce the UA faculty to our amazing Blount students, and to promote the Blount Scholars Program.

Please Join us for our second lecture and discussion: Life After Blount  with Dancer, Choreographer, Dance instructor, and Blount Program Alumna, Aidan nettles on April 23th at 3:00 pm.

Zoom link: to follow

Aidan Nettles, MFA, is a Full Time Teaching Instructor of Dance at the University of Alabama. Nettles received a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Dance at the University of Alabama and a Master of Fine Arts (MFA) with Distinction from the University of Roehampton in London, UK. During her tenure at UA, Aidan presided over the Nu Delta Alpha National Dance Honor Society and served as UA Parent Ambassador before graduating with honors as a Blount Scholar. Throughout her matriculation at Roehampton, she taught dance at the Roehampton Dance Society and Amplified Arts Academy; served as program representative for postgraduate dance studies; presented a paper at the Young Conference at Ghent University in Belgium; and later served as the Young Conference Chair. Nettles received the International Excellence and Roehampton Vice Chancellor’s Award for scholarly achievement.

Since 2015, Nettles served as counselor and recently Assistant Director of the American Ballet Theater Summer Intensive. Nettles danced with Alabama Repertory Dance Theater, Dance Alabama! and Dance Collection. Precollegiate dance study includes training from Tina Trinkler, the Nutmeg Conservatory in Torrington, CT; and studies with Mira Popovich, Eleanor D’Antuono, Kirk Peterson, Moses Pendleton, and many more. Nettles enjoys teaching ballet, contemporary and jazz to children and youth; and has choreographed and scored competitive programs and television performances. Aidan Nettles is an ABT® Certified Teacher, who has successfully completed the ABT® Teacher Training Intensive in Pre-Primary through Level 5 of the ABT® National Training Curriculum.