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 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 12 year old daughter, Kender, a 10 year old son, Camden, and a 6 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.
Chanice moved to Clarksville in 2014 hoping to continue her passion of dance and choreography. This will be Chanice’s third 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.
Brandi has lived in Clarksville her whole life. This is her first year teaching NDN and she is super excited to be continuing her dance journey at her second home. Brandi began dancing at NDN 12 years ago and 11 of those years she was on the competitive company. Aside from dance, Brandi is very passionate about helping children with special needs. She is currently in her freshman year at Austin Peay State University studying special education in hopes of being a high school special needs teacher. Brandi says she feels super blessed to be working with NDN and teaching others her passion.