Welcome

Benvenuti & Welcome from Le Stelle Alpine Italian Dancers!

It is both an honour and a privilege to be the president of Le Stelle Alpine Italian Dancers – an organization that has been committed to promoting, teaching, and enhancing Italian culture in Thunder Bay for 36 years.

We are proud of our teachers and assistants because of their dedication to their dancers and growth of our association. Our teachers not only educate our dancers about Italian culture, but they also help our dancers understand the importance of teamwork and compassion. All of our Stelle family members have become part of our growing Italian society in Thunder Bay.

On a more personal note: I have been part of the Stelle family since 1994 and I have continued to be part of the team ever since. Stelle is important to me because I enjoy promoting Italian culture in Thunder Bay and North America. Growing up with an Italian heritage and being the grandchild of immigrants, I strive to maintain the traditions my family brought to Canada, and I look forward to continuing to keep Italian culture alive in Thunder Bay. As both an educator and dancer of Stelle, my goal is to continue to promote Italian heritage, and to teach learners about past and present traditions of Italians. After many years of being part of the Stelle family, my highlight was having the opportunity to travel to Italy in the summer of 2017 to perform and learn the authentic Tarantella folk dance. This was truly a trip and experience of a lifetime for our dancers, and I look forward to returning with younger generations of Stelle dancers in the future.

As always, Stelle welcomes and encourages new dancers to be part of our growing family, and I look forward to seeing what the future of Stelle holds.

Thank you to our supporters and Stelle families that have continued to support the growth of Stelle and Italian culture in Thunder Bay.

Grazie mille per tutto!

Leah Nadin

President,

Le Stelle Alpine Italian Dancers, Thunder Bay, Ontario