NATALIE WRIGHT

NATALIE WRIGHT was born in Miami Beach, Florida and began her dance training at the Martha Mahr School of Ballet. A member of the Miami Ballet's Junior and Senior Company she performed regularly throughout the city in various productions.

Natalie attended the official school for New York City Ballet, School of American Ballet, on full scholarship for five consecutive summers. At the age of 15 she received a full tuition scholarship to SAB's winter term where she studied with Stanley Williams, Antonia Tumkovsky, Susan Pilarre, Suki Schorer, Richard Rapp, Violette Verdy, Kay Mazzo and Jock Sotto.

Upon graduating from SAB and completing her academic studies at the Professional Children's School, Natalie moved to Seattle, Washington where she trained on full scholarship and performed with Pacific Northwest Ballet in various productions including The Nutcracker, Swan Lake, The Four Temperaments, Balanchine’s A Midsummer Nights Dream, Coppelia and Western Symphony among others.

Natalie later returned to Miami, where she spent eight years as the Outreach Coordinator and Ballet Instructor for the Thomas Armour Youth Ballet’s Scholarship Program at the Miami Conservatory, South Florida’s oldest ballet school.  The non profit scholarship program continues on as organization devoted to offering quality dance training to over 800 talented but underserved youth in the greater Miami area, free of charge.  She taught pre ballet through advanced classes and acted as rehearsal director for numerous productions.

Natalie went on to work for two years with the Dance Theatre of Harlem School in New York City, teaching technique and advanced pointe to students participating in the Pre-Professional Program, Saturday Community Program and Summer Intensive Programs. Prior to opening Ballet Conservatory West, Natalie taught for Gabriella Charter School and Los Angeles Ballet School, the official school for Los Angeles Ballet.  She trained students ranging from beginner through the trainee level, and created, developed, and was the sole teacher for the school’s Creative Movement and Pre Ballet programs.

            Director, Ballet Instructor
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