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Natalie Russell

Classical Ballet Teacher, Former Dancer
Natalie Russell

Natalie was born in Beckley, West Virginia, USA and trained at Virginia Beach Ballet Academy and then later at BalletMet Columbus under the guide of Yoko Ichino.

Upon graduation Natalie joined the company of BalletMet and then joined Northern Ballet in 2002. During her time with Northern Ballet she danced many lead roles including Lady Capulet, Romeo & Juliet; Kate, Madame Butterfly; Mrs Fezziwig, A Christmas Carol.

She began teaching for Northern Ballet Academy in 2010 to teach across each all of our training programmes before moving back to the US in 2014.