Natalie Jessie

This beautiful modern ballerina has a joyfulness and a love of life that is irresistible.

She was recently featured in New York City Ballet's instagram series "With Ballet". 


Natalie says she is a free spirit, but we have found that indeed she is a free spirit

 with a very romantic heart💕


Where were you born? Where do you live now?

I was born in New York City and live in New York City!

Do you have brothers and/or sisters? And if so how many?

I have 4 sisters and 3 brothers. One of my brothers is my twin and we are the youngest.

Where do you go to school and what is your favorite subject?

I am a recent graduate of Fordham High School For The Arts and my favorite subject is English.

Why do you love ballet?

Ballet gives me the freedom to express my feelings and emotions through movement.

When did you start your ballet training?

I was three years old.

Photo by Cristalyn Rosario

What is your favorite ballet?   Romeo and Juliet, Sleeping Beauty

What is your dream role?      Juliet

What did it feel like to be featured on NYC Ballet's Instagram "With Ballet"?

I was extremely excited and proud to be featured by such a prestigious ballet company.

Photo by Nicki Bosch

What other dance styles do you love and why?

Contemporary and Lyrical. I love the way the movements flow and how they can be so romantic. 

Photo by Erik Torres

Photo by Matthew Wenzell

Will you be attending any summer programs this year? If yes, where?

I will be attending Arch Contemporary Ballet Summer Intensive in New York City.

What do you love to do in your free time when you are not dancing?

I love to bake from scratch. 

What is a typical day like for you?

I wake up really early to go to school, along with all my academic subjects I have dance and rehearsal so I have a longer school day. I come home do my homework, do some barre work and pilates. Then I like to relax by watching a movie or reading while my two dogs cuddle with me. 

What are your hopes and goals for your future with ballet?

 My dream is to become a part of a contemporary ballet company. My goal is to be the best dancer I can be and to be a positive role model for younger dancers. 

Photo by Herby Joseph

Is there anything else you would like to tell us about yourself that you would like to share?

 I am a free spirit. I love all animals. I love laughing and being silly.

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