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Natalia left the Company in September 2021.


Natalia is from Salvador-Bahia in Brazil. She started dancing at the age of five and trained in Brazil at Ebateca School of Ballet and then Académie Princesse Grace in Monte Carlo. In 2014 she performed with The Norwegian National Ballet in The Nutcracker. She joined Northern Ballet in 2015.

Learn more about Natalia

Where were you born and raised?

I was born in Salvador-Bahia in Brazil.

At what age did you start dancing?

I started dancing at five years old.

Natalia Kerner in Termagant. Photo Riku Ito
Natalia Kerner in rehearsal for Gloria. Photo Justin Slee

Where did you train?

I trained at Ebateca School of Ballet in Brazil and in 2011 I moved to Monte Carlo to train at Académie Princesse Grace.

Previous companies

I worked with The National Norwegian Ballet on The Nutcracker in 2014.

Which Northern Ballet roles would you most like to dance?

I love many of the Northern Ballet roles and I would really enjoy performing in Wuthering HeightsThe Great Gatsby and Peter Pan.

Career highlights

My career is just about to begin but I want to have many special moments throughout it. One of the greatest moments on stage for me so far was dancing Serenade by George Balanchine.

What do you like most about being a dancer?

What I like most about being a dancer is always having a goal, wanting to achieve something more and the process that goes into that. I challenge myself to get better everyday! Of course, I also love to be on stage after all the hard work that goes into preparing a performance, it makes it all worthwhile.

If you could adapt one work into a ballet what would it be?

I would adapt Moulin Rouge or La Vie est Belle.

What is your favourite book?

I love to read! My favourite book is Les Misérables by Victor Hugo.

What is your favourite post-show meal?

Definitely a good plate of pasta with a lot of cheese.

How do you like to relax?

I love hanging out with my friends and watching movies.

If you weren’t a dancer what would you be?

That's hard to answer! I can't think of anything else but I guess it would still be something connected to the arts.

Natalia is sponsored by Dean Eggleston.

Header photo taken by Lisa Stonehouse. Other photos taken by Riku Ito and Justin Slee.