Natalie is an experienced ballet instructor with over 20 years experience teaching students of all ages and abilities. She began dancing at the age of 5 and has studied extensively in a broad range of styles, including ballet, ballet pointe, modern, jazz, national and character dance.
During her last year of high school she performed as a member of the Terra Nova Ballet Company before being accepted to the National Ballet School in Ontario. There she attended the three year National Ballet School teacher training program completing courses such as ballet history, anatomy for dancers, ballet conditioning and music for dancers. She is fully trained in the Cecchetti syllabus and has trained and prepared many dancers for exams.
Natalie moved to BC from Ontario 5 years ago and has been teaching at local studios in the lower mainland. She has taught both competitive and recreational students and has had her choreography win several awards throughout the province.
Natalie believes that dance instills confidence and discipline by helping students feel appreciated and rewarded for showing their talents.