Natalie Nayun fell in love with belly dance in 2003 after she first saw it performed in Santa Fe, New Mexico and has been dancing non-stop ever since. She studied American Tribal Style and Egyptian Belly Dance with Lita Ovalle and Myra Krien for two years before moving to the Bay Area to continue her belly dance studies. She has studied intensively with some of today’s top dance artists, notably; Ariellah, Miriam Peretz, Mira Betz, Zoe Jakes, Nanna Candelaria, and Suhaila Salimpour. Natalie is not only a well-known soloist, but is also a principal dancer in Deshret Dance Company directed by Ariellah, a Dancer with Beats Antique, and the director of her own dance company, Adara Dance Company. She will be featured on a one of a kind Gothic Belly Dance DVD, Belly Dance Unbound to be release late 2013, and will also be featured in the Beats Antique Live DVD release date TBA.
Natalie Nayun has studied and been influenced by other dance forms which have come to shape her own interpretation of Belly Dance including Persian, Turkish Roman, Classical Indian, Flamenco, Modern, Jazz, Hip-Hop, and Fire Dancing. She performs many styles of belly dance including Cabaret, Egyptian, Tribal Fusion and American Tribal Style. She enjoys performing each of these styles, which gives her a well-rounded approach to the dance form. Natalie is known for her great technique, versatility, and personality as both an artist and performer.
Natalie believes that no matter how long she dances she will always be a life-long student, learning all she can about belly dance.