Natalie grew up in Aberdeen and began dancing at age four at the Sharon Gill School of Dance, beginning with Tap and Ballet before adding Modern, Jazz, National, Classical Greek, Contemporary, Hip Hop, Cheerleading and Highland. She took to dance like a duck to water and was soon competing across Scotland from age seven in Tap, Ballet and Modern, progressing to Championship level by age 10. When Natalie was just 13 years old she was crowned Central Scottish Modern Champion as well as Runner-Up in the Tap Championship. Over the years Natalie has won several trophies including awards for performance, choreography and improvisation. With a keen interest in dance, and years of assisting Sharon teach the younger dance classes, Natalie went on to progress her dance training at Performers College in Essex, London when she left school at 17 years old with a view to becoming a dance teacher. Upon returning to Aberdeen Natalie has taught in several dance schools and public schools across Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire while furthering her training and completing her dance qualifications. In addition to this, she has also appeared in local amateur dramatic productions and pantomimes with Wayward Theatre Company and Inverurie Pantomime, and choreographed and performed in dance shows in His Majesty's Theatre, Arts Centre Theatre, The Lemon Tree and Inverurie Town Hall. Natalie has gained her Diploma in Dance Education under the ISTD syllabus in Tap, Ballet and Modern and intends to progress these teaching qualifications to Licentiate and Fellowship, which will enable her to examine for the ISTD in the future. Natalie also qualified as an iD-Contemporary teacher in August 2017 and an Acrobatic Arts Module One instructor in June 2018 and is excited to bring these additional genres to the school.