Biography

Natalie Desch, Juilliard BFA, University of Washington MFA, is a teaching artist based in Salt Lake City, Utah. Natalie performed for five seasons with the Limón Dance Company and for eleven seasons with Doug Varone and Dancers in NYC and was a faculty member at Hunter College from 2005-2012. She taught extensively at various NYC studios, including the Limón Institute, Peridance, Dance New Amsterdam, and the 92nd Street Y amongst others. She has been on faculty at summer intensives which include those of the Limón and Varone companies, the Bates Dance Festival, the Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet, the Canadian Contemporary Dance Theater, Ririe-Woodbury’s Move-It workshop, and Ballet West Academy and was guest faculty at Weber State University in 2015 and at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts in 2016. Natalie has staged the works of Varone, Limón, and Jiri Kylián on companies and universities around the world, and her choreography has been presented at venues throughout the US. In 2008, she earned her yoga certification from YogaWorks NYC. Natalie currently teaches for Ballet West Academy, Utah Valley University, and Westminster College in the Salt Lake City area.