Natalie Bracken is a performer, teacher, and choreographer in the DFW area. She graduated with a BFA in Ballet and a BA in Political Science with Departmental Honors from Texas Christian University where she was a Fine Arts Guild scholarship recipient. She went on to receive her M.Ed in Educational leadership from the University of North Texas. Natalie received her early training in Fort Worth, Texas from Gayle Corkery, Carrie and Li-Chou Cheng, Debbi Jo Utter, Dian West and Barbara Wood. She is currently on the dance and theatre faculty at Fort Worth Country Day and teaches at the Ballet Conservatory at FWCD and and Dance Concept. In the past, Natalie has also enjoyed teaching for Texas Christian University, Texas Ballet Theatre and the Dian West Studio. She was a company member of Texas Dance Theatre and the Festival Ballet of North Texas and continues to enjoy performing in the DFW area as a freelance dancer. Natalie has been fortunate to perform in many ballets including George Balanchine’s Valse Fantaisie, Stephen Mills’ Women in Light, and Petipa’s Giselle, Swan Lake, and Don Quixote. Natalie is level three certified in the Progressing Ballet Technique Method and a google certified educator. In her free time, Natalie enjoys pursuing photography though her small business NBrackenPhotography.