Natalie Stys

Natalie began studying dance at a local studio in her hometown, Hillsborough, NJ. In 2010, she was accepted into a performing arts high school’s honors dance program in New Jersey, where she trained in ballet, modern, jazz, and choreography. At 16, Natalie also began training at Princeton Ballet School, where she joined American Repertory Ballet’s Workshop program.  

As a member of the National Honor Society for Dance Arts, Natalie was one of just four National Finalists for the National Dance Education Organization's Artistic Merit, Leadership, and Academic Achievement Award. As a result, she was recognized in Dance Teacher Magazine and was invited to perform her first self-choreographed solo at their national conference. Soon after discovering her love for choreography, Natalie’s piece “Innocence” was one of twelve selected to be performed at the National High School Dance Festival’s Outstanding Student Choreography Showcase in Miami.

After high school, Natalie was accepted into Shenandoah Conservatory with a scholarship for a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree studying ballet, modern, and jazz. Since then, she has danced at festivals with the Shenandoah Conservatory Ensemble, under Tiffanie Carson, including the New York Jazz Choreography Project and with Ekilibre Dance Company under Maurice Fraga. She was recently given the opportunity to study as an exchange student at Balettakademien in Gothenburg, Sweden, where she trained in Gaga with a member of Batsheva Dance Company. Over the years, Natalie has attended many summer intensives, Complexions Contemporary Ballet being one of her most memorable. She is delighted to be performing with BalletNext this season.