Interview with Noel Hefty conducted by Sandra Minton. Noel Hefty began her arts career as a danicer, earning her degree in Dance Education at the University of Wisconsin. Noel moved to Steamboat Springs and began her association with the Steamboat Dance Theatre and Perry-Mansfield Performing Arts School and Camp. She served as President of the Colorado Dance Festival board for 10 years. In 2014, Noel conducted auditions for Perry-Mansfield and funded special projects and scholarships for dance students.