The following is directly from a nomination form for Angela… Angela Tarleton has dedicated her life teaching for thirty-eight years. An original visionary and co-founder of Kearsarge Conservatory of the Performing Arts! She and her husband Kevin allow students to study no matter their financial position which has enriched the lives of hundreds over the years. This an unfunded program which means they have given approximately twenty-five thousand dollars a year. She keeps the “vision alive” with innovative ideas and dedication to the many organizations that she is involved enriching local communities which include: KACC, Warner Retailers, LSRCC and BAA. She was a founding member of Spring Into Warner, Home Town Holidays performing her original Gingerbread Man Show, decorating for The Festival of Trees, and playing Mrs Santa.
Her Dance Company Art In Motion have been involved in fundraisers including: The NHTM, WHS,CFA,WFFF, Autism Speaks, Spring Into Warner, Shriners Hospital, Mayfest, Carnival, Music Scholarship and PTO’s. She has performed inThe Vaudeville Show raising money for local non-profits, Colby Sawyer Singers Concerts , Kearsarge Community Band, local Churches and Magdalene College.
She is currently in dialogue with the Mount Kearsarge Indian Museum. Writing a Show as a tribute to our local Native American culture. She is a founding member of New Hampshire Youth Dance Festival an event designed to connect New Hampshire’s vibrant dance community, and provide an alternative platform to competitive programming. The NHYDF is dedicated to creating a concert dance experience for New Hampshire’s youth, while making it accessible to everyone in our local communities.
As BOD member for Center for the Arts volunteering her time directing, choreographing and producing (through KCPA ) Dancing with the Lake Sunapee Stars, Lake Sunapee’s Got Talent, First Fridays Stars of Tomorrow, Winter Performing Arts and running sound for scholarship recipients at the annual members appreciation event.
She Conceived, Choreographed/Directed the Messiah along with Kevin and Michelle Gosnell. This groundbreaking performance collaborating with CFA’s Visual Arts Guild. Our Messiah was the first to have live singing, dancing, acting and visual arts created by local artists spearheaded by Peter Block and Rick Stockwell who curated the micro gallery. This performance received two standing ovations and rave reviews!
When COVID-19 hit she immediately made masks for Hospitals, Nursing Homes, the compromised members of community and family. This was done while she got all the KCPA classes up on YouTube in less than a week and got all her classes on ZOOM a week later. She lost her mother who had retired to Mexico and had to travel during COVID to a foreign country. While there, grieving over her mother she was still teaching on ZOOM working with Lyndsay Hawkins and Cheti Davis to make sure the virtual Show of Lake Sunapee’s Got Talent was up and running.
Finally She made performance masks with a clear center for her students to see their faces and will be donating to the rest to the hearing impaired who greatly need them. She is looking forward to the future working to better our communities!