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Natasha Abu-Fadel

Company member

Natasha was born in El Paso, Texas, May 1st, 1995. She moved to Beirut, Lebanon, where her parents were from, when she was three and a half years old. In 2003, she took her first ballet class and performed in her first Ballet Production “Alice in Wonderland”. When suddenly her family decided to move back to the United States into the New Year of 2005, she moved to Northern Virginia. Eight years later she graduated from “Stonewall Jackson High School”, gaining her training at the Manassas Ballet Theatre for a couple of years, and took two years of rest, to then discover “Showcase Dance Studio”, where she focused in many genres including jazz, hip-hop, contemporary, modern etc. She then attended “University of Central Oklahoma”, and graduated with a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Dance Performance in May 2018. In college she was so grateful to have continued to receive a dynamic training in all genres, with professors including Tina Kambour, Kimberly Loveridge, Hui Cha Poos, Robyn Pasternack, Michelle Moeller and others. She somehow found this love for modern and improvisation/contact improvisation. She believes that it is the source which allows the human mind to physicalize their thoughts and ideas through their bodies, while acting on what they are purely feeling. Through various opportunities in her college career, she was able to perform in the “American Dance Association Gala” in 2017 and 2018 featured in “Ha-Shi”, choreographed by Kellie St. Pierre and Leandro Glory Demasco Jr, and “Saltwaters”, choreographed by Tina Kambour. She worked with other guest artists such as Noa Shiloh, Idan Cohen, Mike Esperanza, James Gregg and Rauf Yasit, and Lavanya Raghuraman. She was also privileged to attend and perform at the  “World Dance Alliance” conference in St. John’s Newfoundland, Canada, in 2017, as well as the “American Dance Festival Summer Intensive” in Durham, North Carolina, in 2018. Finally she is beyond ready to start her first season with “RACE Dance Company” in Oklahoma City for the 2018-2019 season.