Mrs. Noriega

Desert Mountain HS

Colorguard/Winterguard Director

Dance I, II, III, IV, Performance Dance Ensemble, IBSL Dance

Dance Council, NHSDA & Club Sponsor


Since 1995, Liza Noriega (Nori) has been the director of Dance & Colorguard at DMHS. She is the sponsor of: NHSDA (National Honors Society for Dance Arts), Dance Council, “Desert Dance Company,” the Colorguard/Winterguard. She engages students through IBSL Dance Curriculum and participates in Cultural Connections Dance through Scottsdale Center.

She has earned numerous scholarships and Educators Awards through the National Dance Educators Association. In 2010, she was selected as the SUSD Charros Educator of the Year and in 2012 she earned the nationally recognized, Bill Evans excellence in teaching award by NDEO and AZDEO. In 2013, she was inducted into the WGAZ Hall of Fame.


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