Natalie was born and raised right here in South Florida. Her family originated in Uruguay and moved to America in the 80’s. At the age of 8, an open ballet class at school sparked her curiosity. The music had no words, the teacher was strict, and the terms were French, but she accepted the challenge. That was the beginning of the rest of her life. Natalie trained in classical ballet for ten years under the instruction of Dana Susanj. She then transitioned into Modern and Contemporary dance where she found her passion in its freedom to move and dance outside of the box. When Natalie was 16 she was given the opportunity to begin teaching and choreographing for local South Florida studios. She immediately fell in love. At the age of 20, doctors discovered that Natalie had been dancing for years with serious damage in her knee. She later underwent reconstructive surgery and has finally made a full recovery. Now at the age of 22, Natalie teaches over twenty different classes a week and dedicates her life to teaching others and sharing her unique style. She is honored to be a part of the U4ria family this year.