Aidan Nettles is an Assistant Professor of Dance at the University of Alabama. Nettles earned 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, she presided over the Nu Delta Alpha National Dance Honor Society and Dance Ambassadors; served as UA Parent Ambassador; and danced with Alabama Repertory Dance Theater, Dance Alabama! and Dance Collection 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. She has trained under and performed choreographic works by Eleanor D’Antuono, Kirk Peterson, Moses Pendleton, Cornelius Carter, Lawrence M. Jackson, Rita Snyder, Tina Trinkler Mercer, Mira Popovich, 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.
Nettles is the founder of Elevé, a new academy for young people to rise upwards in their exploration of the performing arts. She is supported in developing this program as one of three faculty members accepted to the College of Arts and Science’s 2022-2023 Community Engagement Academy cohort.