Natalie started dancing at the age of 4 with ballet and tap, but her real interest in dance didn't develop until she was 11. After starting secondary school and becoming involved in the dance clubs and school shows she wanted to take this hobby further. She then attended disco and performing arts classes, took disco exams and competed in freestyle doing solo, slow, pairs and teams.
At school, Natalie studied GCSE dance, gaining theoretical knowledge and learning basic contemporary technique and choreography. She continued on to The Oldham College to further her dance study where she gained a BTEC National Diploma in Dance. Here she participated in intense contemporary, jazz and ballet technique classes, choreographed and furthered her dance theory knowledge.
When college ended, dance was still a very keen interest of Natalie's and so she continued her studies at The University of Central Lancashire where she graduated with an upper second class BA Hons Dance, Performance and Teaching degree. Throughout the duration of her degree, Natalie had to engage in contemporary technique classes, teach dance within three different school environments and choreograph a number of dances as part of her assessments. Through this she became passionate about teaching dance.
She has recently returned from a seven month trip to Australia where she spent time choreographing and teaching dance to kindergarten and year 3 children as well as co-choreographing a duet for two students to perform in their final school show.
Natalie enjoys the choreographic process and watching the students grow and learn through manipulation of the movement she has taught. It is Natalie's aim to ensure that the students are happy and confident within the dance environment.