Natalie Harris first fell in love with the art of ballet at New Mexico Ballet Company’s production of The Nutcracker. She began her training locally with Lana Kroth, Suzanne Johnston, Wendy Rubin and Jolie Sutton-Simballa. In 2007, she accepted an apprenticeship with Ballet Quad Cities in Rock Island, Illinois. While there she danced lead roles in The Nutcracker and Coppelia. After a year, Ms. Harris was offered a full scholarship with the Joffrey Ballet School in New York City. There she trained with Davis Robertson, Brian McSween, Francesca Corkel, Era Jouravlev, Nicole Duffy and guest teachers such as Desmond Richardson, Maria Kowroski, Daniel Ulbricht, Africa Guzman and more. While in New York she had the opportunity to perform as a guest artist with Urban Ballet Theatre in their production of Nutcracker in the Lower. Ms. Harris continued her training with the Joffrey Ballet School and was appointed Company Manager of the first Joffrey Concert Group company tour. After her time in New York, she returned home to New Mexico and started teaching at local schools as well as coaching and choreographing for the New Mexico Ballet Company. In the summer of 2015, Ms. Harris became NMBC’s Artistic Director. She is thrilled about this new chapter of her career with a company she is not only very proud of, but very fond of.