She started dance at the early age of two and has been trained in many forms of dance, such as ballet, pointe, tap, contemporary, drill, hiphop, and western jitt and swing. Her main passion is found in tap, hiphop and western jitt.
Natalie has won numerous Platinum awards at competitions as part of company ensembles and has placed in the Top Five as a soloist at Nationals in Las Vegas. Natalie has participated in several competitive summer dance programs including Tulsa Ballet.
She was an officer for the A&M Consolidated Bengal Belles dance team and performed in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and at Disneyland. She also sings while she dances and enjoyed several lead roles in musical theater during high school.
Natalie believes that dance is more than a beautiful expressive art form. The study of dance teaches hard work, reward, self-discipline and earned confidence that are beneficial in all areas of life.
This is her fourth year as a member of the TAMU dance ensemble Fade2Black.
Natalie Hatley is a senior at Texas A&M University seeking a degree in Architecture with future plans to pursue a Masters in Visualization