Eleanor Pigliavento

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1931-2022

Eleanor Pigliavento was one of the old stalwarts at SLOC. A remarkable woman who was a dedicated wife, mother, and a beautiful performing artist. Eleanor along with her husband Orlando, daughters Debra, and Michelle, have been an intracule part of SLOC for decades. Although not active in recent years, her commitment to SLOC will always be remembered and appreciated. Also, her influence as an instructor at the Orlando School of Dance, lives on in the lives of the many/hundreds of students she instructed. The school’s recitals that were held at Proctors, where a special treat to behold.  And don’t forget Proctor’s Off-Broadway Babies. What chorographical precision. Just like the Rockettes. I will never forget the Wooden Soldiers number.

SLOC CREDITS: Assistant Choreographed

  • The Music Man…Niskayuna High School …Oct./Nov. 1962
  • Guys and Dolls…Niskayuna High School…Feb. 1963
  • They’re Playing Our Song…State Street Opera House…Oct./Nov. 1985

Co-Choreographed

  • Hello, Dolly!…Niskayuna High School…April 1971
  • Fiddler on The Roof…Niskayuna High School…April 1973
  • High Button Shoes…Niskayuna High School…Nov./Dec.1974

Choreographed

  • Can-Can…Scotia-Glenville High School…Nov. 1965
  • Paint Your Wagon…Niskayuna High School…April 1967
  • The Sound of Music…Niskayuna High School…Nov./Dec. 1968
  • George M!…Niskayuna High School…April 1976
  • King and I…Proctors…April 1981
  • Oliver…Niskayuna High School…Nov. 1971
  •  I Do!, I Do!…Feb./March 1974
  • The Most Happy Fella…Proctors…May 1990

Notable Roles

  • Soft Shoe Dance with Orlando…“Tea for Two”…SLOC in Concert…May 1971
  • Grandma Zeital…Fiddler on the Roof…Niskayuna High School…April 1973
  • Sue Smith…No, No Nanette…Niskayuna High School…April 1979
  • Duet with Orlando…“I Still Get Jealous”…Best of Times: 60th Anniversary Concert…State Street Opera House…Oct.. 1987

Awards

  • Etta Moore…Orlando and Eleanor
  • Thelma Zeh Gallery of Honor…Orlando and Eleanor

 

Alan Angelo

SLOC Historian

Jan. 19, 2023

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