is a professional dancer/ choreographer from Los Angeles, CA, where she trained at Media City Ballet and Los Angeles county High School of the Arts. Upon graduating from Alonzo King's LINES BFA program at Dominican University in 2018, where she earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in dance, she has worked and performed with dazaun.dance and El Wah Movement Dance Theater. natalya has also attended Sidra Bell’s module 2017/2018, san fransisco conservatory of dance, springboard danse montreal, and addo platform.
natalya is a freelance California-based movement specialist, choreographer, and dancer. natalya has presented work in Black Choreographers Festival (San Francisco and Oakland) and recently choreographed on San Francisco’s native band CON BRIO’s latest music video, “Body Language.” natalya is excited to present once again in the Black Choreographers Festival, March 2019, as well as presenting in new platforms such as LEVYsalon and CHOPSHOP.
natalya shoaf is human. human meaning aware that we are moving, flowing, energies of a higher power/source created as vessels to communicate ideas that may be greater than ourselves. natalya shoaf uses contemporary dance to bridge the gap between dance and our being, so that dance becomes an interpretation of our everyday lives and offers a new perspective and lens through which the world can be seen.
natalya desires to travel the world and spread the feelings of hope, love, and possibility to those around her through here choreographic abilities.