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NATHALIE HEATH

Born in Zurich, Switzerland raised in Surrey B.C, this bilingual young lady first hit the stage at the age of three. After many years of extensively training in: ballet, jazz, modern, tap, and musical theatre, she followed her dreams of becoming a professional dancer.

Best known for her participation in CTV’s series of “So You Think You Can Dance Canada” as a top three female finalist; she has gone on to work in a wide range of dance projects such as: The Olympic Opening ceremonies for Sarah McLachlan dancing alongside the Alberta Ballet and Ballet B.C, “The Lizzie McGuire Movie” as Hilary Duff’s dance double, and as the principal motion capture dancer for the animated Barbie movies as the role of “Barbie” herself.

After ten years of working as a dancer professionally in Canada, she stepped away from the stage and stepped into the world of choreography, landing her first major choreographer role as Mattel’s local Vancouver movement coach for animated Barbie movies. Most recently, she was co-choreographer alongside Kelly Konno on an episode of DC’s Legends of Tomorrow shot in Vancouver.

Her passion as a dance artist carries over to her many teaching credits across Canada including, founding and directing her own dance studio Dance Effect from 2013-2017, and establishing EVOLVE dance workshop in Regina, Saskatchewan alongside dance partner Mackenzie Green Alongside teaching, she is a reputable adjudicator for many Canadian dance competitions and festivals.

Nathalie’s love for dance translates into her choreography and teaching, where she enjoys inspiring her students to work hard, dream big, and take risks.