What is Red Ribbons™ - Red Ribbons™ started as a 4:01 minute long dance piece (about sexual child abuse) choreographed by Noelle Rose Andressen. It was used as a vessel to convey a message of understanding and hope to her ballet teacher who had helped her rebuild her body after surviving breast cancer. When there are no words or it's too overwhelming to use words, Noelle Rose Andressen, found it was safer to share her story of overcoming a tragedy with triumph by using dance.
Extending Love & Help – Immediately after her first performance of "Red Ribbons™" in 2008, a woman approached her and fell into her arms with tears, "Thank you for saying with dance what I couldn't with words." She then realized that she had something magnificent that could not only entertain people but help them heal or perhaps take the first steps to getting healed.
Mission Statement – What was meant for one heart turned into many as Noelle Rose™ went on a mission to help heal those who had been abused as she had been by using arts and entertainment.
Growth – Red Ribbons™ has turned into a very successful dance production & company that provides:
Purpose - Although this site and Red Ribbons™ shares the story of overcoming abuse, we will be disseminating information that will help parents help their children. We feature items that are geared towards children, but it is intended on being a site for parents and guardians.
The first in the doll series is Noelle Rose™ who is the heroine in our books. She is a strong young girl who is just as fiery as her red hair. She has learned to overcome tragedy with triumph and now uses what was meant for evil for good. This doll also represents a positive message and reinforces that even though bad things can happen to us at any age, we can still find beauty and be beautiful. We have also been told by parents that these dolls have helped explaining this delicate subject matter in a gentle and loving way.
We will be crafting more dolls based on the book series characters. These characters are the friends and helpers that join our heroine on her adventures. The are the friends she adores and trusts. Skye Blue™ is most likely the next to premiere. We've had some requests for the villains as well, we're still deciding on whether to produce these because we want to focus on the positive elements of overcoming.
Noelle Rose™ is currently on back order. Check back often to find out when the next release date is.
Red Ribbons makes headlines. Read up on the latest arts and entertainment about how Noelle-Rose uses her Red Ribbons, performing arts and community outreach programs to help stop child abuse, trafficking, sexual abuse, neglect, and other forms of child mistreatment. Listen to this joyful message on Standout Woman
The allegorical tale of Ms. Noelle-Rose's real life story shared in a way that pleases all ages.
"A True Life Fairy Tale".
Last we left off our heroine was battling her nemesis Alexander. Read book two to find out what happens and how she outsmarts this demon. Available here:
Red Ribbons takes Manhattan
See the powerful message of standing up against sexual child abuse and how tragedy was turned into triumph. Not only is this entertainment with a message of HOPE but it is a grand, artistic piece. 8 pm September 15, 2018 at the Ailey Citigroup Theater Joan Weill Center for Dance. Tickets:
RED RIBBONS has been a beloved children's book series that is based on a true story (stories) that have been re-told in an allegorical tale and adventures that are suitable and created just for children. There are valuable life lessons for the youth as well as entertaining stories. Join our heroine Noelle Rose as she battles evil turning tragedy into triumph using dance, music, song, love and her voice to win the day.
Book One in the series. The fairy tale about Noelle Rose begins as her epic journey into a world of her past and present collide and create the future or is it the past. Find out the truth about her RED RIBBONS, their magic powers and the truth about her destiny as she frees the children from bondage.
Book Two in the series broadens the continuing saga and sheds light about Noelle Rose's history as she faces off with her nemesis and villain Alexander. A special "Truth See-er" interprets the reoccurring vision Noelle Rose keeps having as the memory of her mother resurfaces. She discovers the healing power of the red ribbons and finds a friend in the least likeliest of places.
In Book Three Noelle Rose finds herself in a seemingly impossible situation with many ears listening and many eyes watching her every move, she manages to bring peace and overcome her foes. During her travels she finds out more secrets about the RED RIBBONS and their magical strength and a dark, daring admirer makes himself known.
With the fourth Book in the Red Ribbons Series Noelle Rose is captured by Alexander. Noelle Rose's skill, wisdom, and strength not only save her but saves a friend from the past as she searches for the truth about her mother.
In this Fifth Book, the series takes on a new turn as Noelle Rose matures into a young adult. She falls in love but questions his alliance as Alexander returns. Noelle Rose's "sister" also returns but Alexander vows to keep them apart. In the most exciting and suspenseful installment thus far, find out how our heroine triumphs over tragedy.