Introducing Natalie Barbis
Born and raised in Melbourne, Australia, Natalie began ballet after previously training in gymnastics. Natalie trained at the Ballet Theatre Australia and the Russian Choreographic Academy after which she left her homeland for Germany to study at the Akademie des Tanzes Mannheim.
She was a Finalist 2012 and the Special Mention Prize 2015 at the Ballet Teachers Workshop Australia and accepted to the Bolshoi Ballet Academy Summer Intensive 2015 and furthermore accepted to study full time at the Bolshoi Ballet Academy in Moscow.
Natalie joined Teatrul de Balet Sibiu and has since toured with the company to Italy and France, dancing in Swan Lake, Paquita and Don Quixote, and to South Korea and Luxembourg performing The Nutcracker.
Natalie was also a guest artist touring with Schloss + Partner GmbH, Salzburg to perform with the United Dance Company ‘Colors of Dance’ tour within Germany and Austria.
Her career highlights include dancing Aurora, in Sleeping Beauty, Pas de Trois, in Straussiana and Soloist Pas de deux, in Masquerade Waltz, Arabian pas de deux in The Nutcracker, soloist in Bolero, Summer soloist in Four Seasons, Manu and Jampe soloist in La Bayadere.
Natalie has also modelled for Taylor-Ferne Morris Dance Photography and Eleve Dancewear.
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Natalie loves to bake and to discover new ways of creating healthy recipes. Her favourite city is New York but she loves to travel and spend endless summer days at the beach. She is also an avid AFL follower. She played the flute and cello up until joining her first full time ballet school in Melbourne. Natalie was on the hockey team and cross-country team, as well as being a competitive diver.
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