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Owner/Director/Choreographer, Natalie’s Dance Network
Natalie established NDN studio in 1995. In the summer of 1995, Natalie was asked to teach a few students dance lessons. She had an open house and the story goes from there. Natalie began training at the age of 4 with Candy Shriver. She learned early on that she loved dance. Her primary training was with The Performing Arts School of Dance with Mandy Smith. In high school, Natalie was a member of the Clarksville High School Dance Team and is an alumni of the Austin Peay State University Dance Team. Upon graduation Natalie received a degree in Health and Human Performance with a minor in Wellness Promotion.
Natalie’s highlights include being chosen at the age of 10 to dance in the “Fall staff” opera. She has also judged and choreographed many middle and high school dance teams, cheerleading routines, spring shows, drama department productions and half-time football band routines as well as choreographing for the Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department. Natalie choreographed for the Clarksville Academy Spring Production Dinner Show for Four years. In 2001 Natalie was chosen to choreograph the commercial “We Do Digital” by Camera World.
Mrs. Natalie was chosen from the Dance Makers Incorporated Staff on November 30th, 2008 for the “MARJORIE PERRY SPIRIT AWARD” for her love, dedication, and enthusiasm to her dance students and studio.” Natalie’s Competition Companies have won numerous Choreography, Entertainment, Best of the Best, trips and Special Judges awards and cash prizes.
Natalie has traveled to New York, Chicago, Florida, and California, to train under the world’s best choreographers such as Barry YoungBlood, Marcus Alford, Frank Hatchett, The late Steven Boyd and Janice Berigner. She is always keeping her eyes open and her mind free to learn the “hottest” and “newest” dance moves of today.
NDN students are national title holders as well as both regional,national and local title winners.
Although Natalie has been blessed with a great dance career, her biggest accomplishment is being married to her best friend, Ben and being the mommy of three wonderful children. She has a 13 year old daughter, Kender, a 11 year old son, Camden, and a 7 year old daughter, Kentley.
Natalie feels very blessed by God to have a job that she adores and to be able to share her God given talent with all the children of today.
Chanice is from Antioch, TN. She began her dancing years at Cathy’s Dance Studio in Nashville, TN at the age of 3. At the age of 15, she enrolled in the Nashville School of the Arts. This allowed Chanice to grow not only as a dancer but as a choreographer as well. She has a lyrical vision like no other! You can feel her love and story telling as you watch Chanice’s pieces.
Chanice moved to Clarksville in 2014 hoping to continue her passion of dance and choreography. This will be Chanice’s fourth year with Natalie’s Dance Network.
Kemmian, a native of Jackson, TN, started studying dance at the age of 12. While in high school Kemmian booked his first gig with Wade Robson, a choreographer that showed Beard that dancing was more about movement than technique. While attending college at Middle Tennessee State University, he joined the Middle Tennessee Performing Arts Company. He later became an award winning choreographer for the company, winning the Twyla Tharp award for best choreography in 2004, 2005, and 2006. He founded his own company in 2005 that later became know as Southern Movement Dance Company. Since, he has choreographed and danced for some of today’s top artist in the industry, such as P.Diddy, Tamia, Trey Songz, Nappytabs, and Mia Michaels. In 2009, he was featured on the hit T.V. show for MTV, Randy Jackson’s “America’s Best Dance Crew”, where he choreographed and danced with selected members of his dance company.
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Cierra is a current graduate student at Austin Peay State University. She has been living in the Clarksville area for the past 13 years. She is a former dancer from Natalie’s Dance Network since 2004 where she trained in ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical, hip hop, and musical theater. Cierra was on the award winning NDN competition company for 7 years where she received numerous awards performing her solos, duets, and groups. While Cierra was attending college at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, she danced for the Elite majorette team and was also crowned Miss Omega Psi in 2015. Cierra is excited to be back at her home roots and spread her love of dance to the next generation.
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Kendra is a newly married Army wife and just moved to the Clarksville area. She grew up mostly in Niceville, FL where she danced competitively and recreationally from the age of 6. She then went to Florida State University in Tallahassee where she joined Level Dance Company. She loves all kinds of dance from ballet, to hip-hop, to line dancing and two-stepping. If music is playing, chances are she is moving. She discovered her love for kids after working at Vista Camps in Texas for 4 summers. There she taught campers dances and doing “flash mobs” around camp. Dance and tumbling was always something she looked forward to and she is excited to have it to look forward to again. She also loves the beach, ice cream and coffee. She is very thankful to be a new member of the Natalie’s Dance Network family.