Natalie started training at the age of 3 with The Ferraris, Draper, Fourie School of Ballet in Johannesburg. She matriculated from the National School of the Arts and completed her Royal Academy of Dance examinations (Advanced 2). She graduated with distinction from the University of Cape Town (UCT) in 2005 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Dance and was an apprentice to Cape Town City Ballet. In 2006, Natalie completed a certificate in Benesh Movement Notation through The Benesh Institute, London. Natalie taught ballet and contemporary at Zama Dance School (Guguletu) and Hout Bay/Llandudno Dance and Drama. In 2007, she started the Natalie Lissack School of Ballet. Between 2007 and 2008, she performed with the Dance for All Youth Company and was involved in their outreach programme. She went on to complete a Royal Academy of Dance Teaching Certification.
Natalie performing with Dance for All Youth Company
Photos by Pat Bromilow-Downing