Natalie trained in dance and business at the University of Roehampton in London, which initiated her interest in Laban theories. She continued her advanced notator training at the Labanotation Institute, which inspired her to explore the full realm of Laban’s theories in the Integrated Movement Studies programme in America with Peggy Hackney.
Since becoming a Certified Laban/Bartenieff Movement Analyst she specialised in teaching Labananalysis and Bartenieff Fundamentals as well as being the Producer and movement analyst for Retina Dance Company. When living in England she managed Random/Wayne McGregor and Physical Recall Dance Companies, taught at the University of Roehampton, delivered Laban specialised courses for teachers across the country, and contributed to several publications.
Since moving to Belgium in 2004, she has taught choreography and movement analysis for the Bachelors course and for the Specific Teacher Training Course in Dance at the Royal Conservatoire Antwerp.
She still leads Laban and Bartenieff courses internationally and continues to work for Retina Dance Company.
Her research project focusses on the role and development of vocabulary within contemporary dance education and utilises the Laban theories as a base.
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