Natalia has worked as a dance practitioner in community settings for nearly 10 years. She offers the opportunity for fully inclusive and integrated sessions and specialises in working with young people and groups with specialist needs, delivering community and professional projects.
Natalia frames her sessions under a model of the teacher as ‘facilitator’ and encourages participants in her class to take ownership of movement and choreography via working creatively and motivating individual expression through improvisation. She embeds Contemporary, West African, and Streetdance styles within her creative sessions. For settings more focused on technical development for participants, Natalia’s sessions are based on somatic approaches to floorwork and release technique, contact/partnering work and imagery.
Natalia has developed and delivered high-quality dance projects with NEET young people, for charities such as Mencap, in primary, secondary and SEN schools across Northamptonshire and London and has been employed by some of London’s top dance organisations including East London Dance and Royal Academy of Dance’s Step Into Dance programme.
Natalia is heavily involved in delivering dance to young people and adults with learning disabilities/difficulties and was Co-Director for Diverse Dance, an inclusive community dance organisation from 2013 – 2017. She also used her position at Diverse Dance to share knowledge and encourage more artists/teachers to engage with inclusive practice by running professional development weekends.
Natalia has combined her community dance work and screendance practice in 2017 leading a 2-week inter-disciplinary film project for young people at the prestigious Roundhouse and in 2016 worked with Stratford Circus Arts Centre on a dance film project with young offenders.
Further detail on her experience as a practitioner can be found on her CV.
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