Natalie grew up in Western Sydney as the youngest of four children from an Iranian father & German mother. From a young age of 3 Natalie was immersed in music and movement with her dance teacher living across the road, one brother as a musician, other brother a martial artist and many lively parties held in the family home. As a Sydney-based dance enthusiast and educator, Natalie has developed an interest in inclusive arts, sociology and theatrical performance. She has invested her career in teaching & performing as an art-form and hopes to continue empowering students and audiences through her work.
Natalie has been a regular artist with DirtyFeet, working across all programs including the role of an Artist Support Worker for ‘The Right Foot ‘dance program. Natalie works in special education teaching dance and has led one of her dance groups to perform at The Schools Spectacular 2019. Natalie has choreographed for the 2018 & 2019 Shining Stars program where students with disabilities from differing schools come together to attend dance workshops which lead to performances.
Natalie is a performer for Karul Projects directed by Thomas E.S Kelly. With this company she has toured to Canada to perform [MIS]CONCEIVE, which premiered at the 2016 Next Wave Festival, received a Green Room Award and recently performed the 20th show at Noosa alive Festival 2019.
Natalie first met Cloé Fournier in 2009 as part of youMove Company which was a youth dance company directed by Kay Armstrong based in Parramatta, Western Sydney. Kay Armstrong mentored Natalie’s work “sink or swim” which was presented for the grand finale of Short + Sweet Dance 2014 and reviewed as an “audience favourite” by Sydney Arts Guide. Her solo work debut ‘I Do’ was performed at Bankstown Arts Centre and opened for ‘Platform Shorts’ Sydney 2015. Natalie has also been mentored by Frances Rings from Bangarra Dance Company as part of a ‘Youth Choreographic Mentorship Program’.