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Teachers at the Old Town School

Rose Nadolsky

Wiggleworms Program

Rose Nadolsky began teaching Bonjour Wiggleworms after falling in love with the program as a Wiggleworms parent (thanks to her inspirations, WW teachers Julie Helenius, Tricia Martinez-Sebastian, Fanny Clonch; and daughter, Lexie).  She loves sharing her passion for music, movement, and language with children and is thrilled to have the opportunity to expose young families to the joy of bilingualism via song. Her teaching style is warm, enthusiastic, engaging and stems from her lifelong background in the arts. Prior to joining the Old Town faculty, Rose was a professional dancer/singer/actor. She taught jazz and tap at the Lou Conte Dance Studio for several years and performed throughout Chicagoland as a member of Dance & Co. After hanging up her dance shoes, Rose worked as a voice-over artist and broadcaster (WNUA Radio, WMAQ TV) and has voiced hundreds of commercials, industrials and educational programs. Rose is fluent in French, having spent time studying and working in France, as well as teaching French and Spanish at Language Stars (via the “funimmersion”™method) and as an Artist-In-Residence through Chicago Public School’s Department of World Language and Cultural Enrichment. Rose released her own CD entitled, LA VOIX EN ROSE, a collection of French folk songs for kids (available at the Old Town School Music Store) and is featured on Old Town’s Songs For Wiggleworms and Wiggleworms Love You. She also sings back-up vocals on Tricia Sebastian’s Conrazón Alegre and was named among Chicago’s top 10 children’s musicians by the Chicago Tribune.

Education: BA in Theater from Hope College, Holland, MI.

Started at the Old Town School in September of 1997