Natalie began dancing in 2014 at Ballet Elite Dance Studio. She has trained in all styles of dance with a focus on Ballet, Contemporary, and Hip Hop. Natalie has competed in various dance competitions and has received several awards, top placement and scholarships throughout her time as a competitive dancer. She has been recognized for her artistic achievements and awarded scholarships to programs such as The Art of Movement, a contemporary based program in Boston, and the BRIDGE summer intensive. She was also selected to be in a contemporary piece choreographed by Marinda Davis, dancing behind musical artist Davina Michelle, an upcoming singer from the Netherlands.
In 2015, Natalie became an assistant to Mrs. Natalie Brum-Frazier where she began her teacher training. She was promoted to “Assistant to the Director” in 2017 and worked as the rehearsal assistant to the Elite competitive teams at the studio. Her choreography has won top placement and awards at prestigious competitions such as The American Dance Competition, Universal Ballet Competition, and Youth American Grand Prix, where her piece received first place and was invited to the YAGP finals in 2018.
Along with dance, she has educational goals and will be attending college full time while working towards her bachelor’s in Early Childhood Education. While teaching and going to school full time, she will continue training, as well as taking audition opportunities to continue to perform. Natalie loves what she does and is happy to share her love for dance. She wants to show her students that with enough determination, anything is possible. She is so excited to be teaching Lyrical and Leaps and Turns this season!