NATALIE VAN CAMP
Natalie Van Camp is a Colorado native, born and raised in Grand Junction. She began her ballet training there at age 5 at the Institute of Dancing Arts under the direction of Diane Revie, a student of Tatiana Riabouchinska, Michel Panaieff and Irina Baronova with Ballet Russe. During her time there, Natalie competed in the Youth America Grand Prix competition in Denver, CO and attended master classes and summer intensives with Valerie Madonia and Master classes at the Denver Ballet Guild and with the Aspen Santa Fe Ballet and Ballet Magnificot. She danced in numerous performances with the Institute of Dancing Arts and danced in The Nutcracker with the Eugene Ballet in 2007 and with the Telluride Dance Academy in 2009.
Natalie began her ballet teaching career as a ballet demonstrator for ages 3 – 5 at the Institute of Dancing Arts at age 12 and started teaching beginning ballet for all ages at age 15. She taught at the Institute of Dancing Arts until 2012 when she moved to Fort Collins, CO to attend Colorado State University.
Natalie graduated from CSU with a Bachelor of Science in Microbiology and moved to Denver, CO for her Medical Laboratory Science certification program where she started taking intermediate ballet classes through Colorado Ballet Academy’s Open Program in 2017. She began demonstrating for Diane Page at the Colorado Ballet Academy in 2020. Natalie currently works in the clinical Microbiology Lab at Saint Joseph Hospital in Denver, CO as a Medical laboratory Scientist. Natalie is honored and excited to be a part of the Colorado Ballet Academy staff.