Nannette Grimm has been involved in the Pensacola dance world for over 40 years. From 1969 to 2000, she was a Dance educator at Milton High School where she began a four-year program in dance education. This state-recognized program offers training in Ballet, Modern and Jazz, Company dancers also perform in two major productions a year. Ms. Grimm served as Dance Program director for 20 years and as Department Head for Fine Arts.
From 1986 to 2003, Ms. Grimm served as Co-Director of Kaleidoscope/Ballet Pensacola, and from 2000-2007 also served as Modern Dance Coordinator at Ballet Pensacola. At Ballet Pensacola, Ms. Grimm taught all levels of modern, beginning Ballet and adult Ballet. While at Ballet Pensacola, she co-directed 18 critically-acclaimed performances of the Nutcracker, co-directed and choreographed two Arts in Education programs: Beatrix Potter, and Hansel and Gretel. In addition, she choreographed pieces for company dancers and reset choreography from guest choreographers.
Ms. Grimm has served as guest choreographer for the Alabama Contemporary Dance Company, the Dillard School of Performing Arts, the Florida Dance Festival, the Pensacola Little Theatre, and the Ft. Lauderdale School of Performing Arts (Parkway).
Ms. Grimm received a Bachelor in Arts from the University of Florida and a Master in Education from the University of Memphis. She continues her education every summer with nationally known teachers and choreographers. Ms. Grimm has completed the first level of Duncan certification with the Lori Belilove Duncan Institute in New York City. Ms. Grimm has also studied with Eric Hawkins, Kelly Holt, Shirley Ririe, the American Dance Festival, Finis Jung, Laura Glenn, Lori Bellilove, Elvie DeMarco, and numerous nationally known choreographers. Dance awards include: the Elvie DeMarco Award for Lifetime Achievement in Dance, the Pensacola Little Theatre Choreographic Award, and the FAAHPERD Award for Dance Educator of the Year 1989.