Upper School Ballet Teachers
Nathalie, French nationality, trained at the “Academie de la Danse Classique “ under the tutelage of Russian ballet teacher Marika Besobrasova , achieving with distinction four years diploma of Professional Classical training. At age 17, starting in the Corps de ballet, she joined the Basler Ballet under the direction of choreographer Heinz Spoerli. In 1990 Nathalie became semi-soloist and quickly a soloist The Director/choreographer created the role of Clara on his new Nutcraker, as well as the complete ballet Miniaturen. In 1991 she joined Deustche Oper Am Rhein, Dusseldorf, Germany, as a soloist, dancing all main roles of the classical repertoire.
In 1997 she joined Les Ballets De Monte-Carlo where she danced an extensive repertoire from George Balanchine to Michel Fokine. In 2004, she joined Northern Ballet under the direction of David Nixon. Dancing roles from Odette Swan Lake, Tourvel Dangerous Liaisons, Queen Ann Three Musketeers, Lady Capulet Romeo & Juliette, before having her last lead role of Gertrude, Hamlet,,created especially for her. Throughout her career Nathalie has worked with renowned choreographers such as Hans Van Mannen, William Forsythe, Maurice Béjart, Paul Taylor, Nacho Duato, Lucinda Childs Gillian Lynne , Jiri Kylian, to name only a few.