Nathalie

 

 

Nathalie

Nathalie (Miami-FL)

 

Nathalie (FL)- Nathalie was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina in February 1983. She began her dance training at the young age of 4. Nathalie studied ballet, jazz, tango, Argentinean Folk, Flamenco, and ice skating. From an early age, Nathalie found her passion among artists, music, and dance. She found herself delighted by Middle Eastern dance and culture at the age of 14, while attending the number one school of Arts in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Becoming a well-rounded and gifted dancer, Nathalie is known for her grace, fluidity and precision. At the age of 16 she decided to move to the United State to pursue her dance career. While working in other aspects of her life in the US, Nathalie couldn’t help the urge to keep growing as a dancer. She decided to attend the well known South Florida bellydance school “The Middle Eastern Dance Exchange” founded by World renowned dance instructor, Tamalyn Dallal.

After studying with Tamalyn Dallal, Nathalie starting taking classes and seminars with some of the country’s most established & respected Bellydance Instructors such as, Bozenka, Virginia, Yousri Sharif, Amar Gamal, and Suhaila Salimpour.

As her dance education expanded, Nathalie became one of South Florida’s acclaimed performers. Always inspired by her classical ballet training and her Argentinean roots, Nathalie always finds the opportunity to take classes by dancers who have inspired her since the beginning of her career such as, Saida, Amir Thaleb, Yousef Constantino, and Yamil Annum from Argentina.

With her beautiful, soulful, and passionate style, at the age of 19, Nathalie started teaching bellydance classes locally. After receiving so much love and dedication from her students, she decided to create and produced her own dance productions. In 2002 Nathalie organized her first dance production and called it DreamsBellydance. Ever since, DreamsBellydance productions have being growing immensely. Providing quality and high scale productions, Nathalie and her dance team are one of South Florida’s favorite. She is the owner of the recently opened DReamsbellydance Academy, the only bellydance academy in South Florida.

Nathalie’s unique style blends classical dance with modern techniques that makes her dance remarkable, soulful and absolutely dynamic.

Living in the United States has given Nathalie incredible opportunities, for which she feels blessed and grateful. She has excelled as a professional, and has earned impressive credentials in this art form. She was the winner of the second runner up in The Miss Bellydance USA Competition 2004, in Portland Oregon, and in 2006 she was selected by the Bellydance Superstars in the auditions held in Miami, FL.

Between the years of 2005 and 2006 Nathalie was also selected to be the opening act for famous Lebanese singer Melhem Barakat and Wael Kfoury in their concert in South Florida. She was also fortunate to perform with the Gypsy Kings in a private event in Miami.

Nathalie was featured in many music videos and Television shows such as, Timberland’s Music Video (Indian Flute), R- Kelly’s Music video (Whine for me), MTV music Award 2005, Opening Act for the Cirque du Soleil “KA” in Las Vegas, Fox Sports awards, ect.

She has also performed for many celebrities like the basketball player Shaquiel O’Neil, Spanish singer Gloria Stefan, music producer Emilio Stefan, Jason Taylor from the Miami Dolphins, rapper Method man, Alonzo Mourning from the Miami Heat, and many more.

Nathalie is also the founder and director of the Miami Bellydance Convention, bringing more than 20 different instructors from all over the world, this event is an awesome event to be a part of. Succeeding with her goals, more than 4,000 participants  attended this event through out the first weekend from all over the world. The MBC is going for its 4th year anniversary, raising the bar and standards of the bellydance industry today!