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Originally from London, UK, Natasha grew up in Woodbury, CT. She received her Vaganova-based ballet training at Nutmeg Ballet under the tutelage of Sharon E. Dante and graduated valedictorian both in ballet and academically from Nonnewaug High School. Natasha received honors in competition on the local, national, and international levels at ARTS Recognition and Talent Search, IV New York International Ballet Competition, IV Paris International Ballet Competition, and the 20ieme Prix de Lausanne. She attended summer workshops at Boston Ballet, School of American Ballet, the IV International Ballet Competition, and served as demonstrator for Vaganova Pedagogy Teachers’ Workshops at Nutmeg Ballet.

Natasha danced as an artist with Boston Ballet, Texas Ballet Theatre, and Ballet Arizona. Her classical repertoire includes Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty, Giselle, Le Corsaire, Don Quixote, The Nutcracker, and Paquita. She enjoyed many Balanchine roles including Serenade, Symphony in C, Mozartiana, Who Cares?, Theme and Variation, and Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 2., as well as working with choreographers such as Paul Taylor, Twyla Tharp, Elisa Monte, Elliot Feld, Lyla York, Trey McIntyre, and Graham Lustig. She performed leading roles in American classics such as Rodeo, Billy the Kid, and Tinkerbell in Peter Pan, as well as premiering Merce Cunningham’s Breakers.

Natasha was coached by Natalia Dudinskaya, Sergei Berejnoi, Eleanor D’Antuono, Tatiana Legat, Suki Schorer, Vladimir Kolesnikov, Caroline Llorca, Suzanne Farrell, Cynthia Gregory, Terry Orr, Tatiana Terekhova, Vicki Simon, Elise Borne, Ben Stevenson, Sorella Englund, Nicolaj Hubbe, and Francia Russell among others. She has taught for Nutmeg Conservatory as guest teacher and coach, residential assistant and coach for the 1996 New York International Ballet Competition, and guest master teacher around the United States.

Natasha was owner/artistic director of Brooksher Ballet in Arizona from 2004 until 2020. Her students have had wonderful successes at Youth America Grand Prix, where she was awarded “Outstanding Teacher” and “Outstanding School.” She relocated to Oklahoma in 2020 to join the Oklahoma City Ballet Yvonne Chouteau School, and enjoys life here with her two fantastic kids, Ian and Lilly, and her golden doodle Dash.