Natalie Devlin is a dance artist based in Philadelphia and New Jersey. Currently pursuing her BFA in Dance at University of the Arts in Philadelphia , Natalie is specializing in Jazz and Contemporary movement and will be graduating in May 2022. She has performed and collaborated with Tommie- Waheed Evans, Katie Swords Thurman, Shayla Vie Jenkins, Jesse Zaritt, Sidra Bell, Wayne Saint David, Kyle & Dinita Clark, and Meredith Rainey. In addition to performing, Natalie also finds her artistry in her choreographic viewpoint. In her most recent choreographic works, her piece “Tides” received the “Outstanding Choreography Award” at Starpower National Talent Competition danced by our competition team right here at ZZ Dance. Natalie’s current focus is how mentors can cultivate love in the studio space and how that can produce not just impressive dancers but great members of the community.
What’s Your Favorite Dance Movie?
Dirty Dancing! A classic! Or Chicago of course!
Who Inspires You The Most?
The person who inspires me to dance is my mom!
Without her, I would have never been put into Dance, which has been a major part of my life!
I always remember dancing in the kitchen with her as a kid or dancing out in the rain with her when I needed a pick-me-up! My mom is my biggest inspiration!
What’s Your Favorite Charity?
My favorite Charity is Make-A-Wish! All kids should have the opportunity to be a kid fully! I love how much work is put into making wishes be granted for terminally ill children. It is so important to donate! Thinking about children living shorter lives than all of us, I truly want to do all I can to make those little kids lives filled with extraordinary experiences and overall love! Donate, Donate, Donate !
What are 3 things you would bring if you were stuck on island?
1) Sunscreen (I burn way too bad)
2) Iced Coffee (not practical but definitely necessary)
3) An iPod because I can’t live without my music !!
What’s Your Favorite Dance Accomplishment?
It has got to be getting into one of the best dance schools in the country being The University of the Arts and receiving the Presidential Scholarship for Creativity on top of my acceptance! I Love my school so much and I can’t imagine going anywhere else!