Originally from the Chicagoland area, Natalie began her training at the Judith Svalander School of Ballet. She continued her education at the University of Oklahoma where she received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in May 2014. During her time at OU, she studied under Mary Margaret Holt, Steve Brule, Clara Cravey, Jeremy Lindberg, and Ilya Kozadayev. Natalie performed several leading roles with Oklahoma Festival Ballet including the grand pas de deux from Sylvia and the Fairy Godmother in Cinderella. Natalie comes to Avant Chamber Ballet after dancing most recently for two seasons with Ballet Memphis. With Ballet Memphis she performed featured roles in Swan Lake (Big Swans/Spanish) and Gabrielle Lamb’s Moult. Other performances with Ballet Memphis include Mark Godden’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Petr Zahradníček’s Night and Day in FedEx City, and Steven McMahon’s Cinderella and Romeo & Juliet.