About Us 2018-06-03T15:34:20+00:00

More than the arts…

Like reading, writing, and arithmetic, the arts are essential to education.  Music, dance, painting, and theater aid in teaching life skills; they instill the ability to solve problems and communicate, to learn new skills, to be creative and innovative, to help unlock profound human understanding, and to strive for excellence.

Stoughton Arts Parent Guild

This volunteer led organization helps to support the objectives of the Stoughton Center for the Arts and offers fundraising opportunities to its
students throughout the year to assist in paying for tuition, costumes, and more.

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Meet Our Faculty

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Natalie Norlin
Natalie NorlinDirector
Natalie began her dance training in 1978 and her music training in 1979. She has studied extensively in ballet, tap, jazz, modern, lyrical, and pointe as well as piano, voice, and flute. She graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Arts Management and was granted numerous awards throughout high school and college, including the illustrious National Arion Award for music. She has studied dance and music around the country with renowned artists, choreographers, and companies including Joffrey Ballet and Boston Ballet for dance and James Galway for flute. Her performance credits include lead and supporting roles in numerous productions. Over the course of her career she has taught ages 3 to adult and filled the roles of assistant producer, producer, music director, assistant director, marketing manager, assistant choreographer, choreographer, and director. On the business side she has served as HR, CFO, Online Marketing Specialist, Business/Office Manager, and many other roles for a wide range of businesses. Natalie has choreographed award winning regional and national competition pieces for Stoughton Center for the Performing Arts Dance Company and has had numerous dance and music students continue professionally as performers and directors around the country. She was a Music and Dance Instructor and Business Manager for SCPA from 1996 through 2005. Natalie is absolutely thrilled to be serving her purpose; teaching and sharing her knowledge and love of the performing arts and continuing the legacy of SCPA.
Stephanie Eckert
Stephanie EckertBusiness Manager
Stephanie comes from a very creative background exploring acting, painting, drawing, pottery, photography, etc. Those explorations landed her at the Harrington Institute for Interior Design in Chicago, IL. Always looking to be challenged she has been employed by ReMax, Walter E. Smithe Furniture and others; where she has maintained inventory controls, management of personnel, the design of showroom floors and much more. Stephanie is very excited to answer your questions and help make the Stoughton Center for the Performing Arts feel like home.
Coleen Kehl
Coleen KehlFounder
Coleen Kehl is the Founder of the Stoughton Center for the Performing Arts, Inc. and Stage Works Projects, Inc. She has studied dance since 1953 at her family’s studio, the Kehl School of Dance, Wisconsin Ballet Company, Stone-Camryn Ballet Chicago, Gus Giordano Jazz Company, Joe Tremaine in Los Angeles, Gelsey Kirkland, Barishnikov’s partner, has trained at the Chicago National Association of Dance Masters since 1962 and with a multitude of world renowned dance educators and performers throughout the country. Coleen danced with Ballet Russe De Monte Carlo as “Clara” in The Nutcracker Ballet and with the Wisconsin Ballet Company under the direction of Tibor Zana. The Kehl Family has the oldest dance studio in the country having trained dancers since 1880. She teaches master classes in classical ballet, pointe, jazz, tap, lyrical, hula and musical theater. Coleen’s diverse musical theater background includes acting, dancing, singing, direction, and costume design with organizations in Madison, Wisconsin, Chicago, Illinois, and Los Angeles, California. Coleen has choreographed full-length ballets such as The Nutcracker, Drakula, Christmas Carol and Peter Pan Ballet, regional and national award-winning competition pieces since 1989 as founder of the Stoughton Center for the Performing Arts, Inc. Dance Company and many theatrical productions including Brigadoon, West Side Story, Sweet Charity, Music Man, Wizard of Oz, Bye Bye Birdie, The Mikado, Once Upon A Mattress, Fiddler On The Roof, Pump Boys & Dinettes, 42nd Street, Anything Goes, Guys and Dolls, and The Sound of Music. 2016 brings a celebration of 47 years of teaching and choreographing. Coleen is a member of Wisconsin Dance Council and has recently become a judge at dance competitions around the US. She is the 2011 recipient of the Wisconsin Dance Council’s Lifetime Achievement Award held in September, 2011 at Overture Center in Madison.


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