Natasha Pyeatte has been dancing non-stop since the age of four, never having imagined doing anything else. She always knew that she would grow up to be someone who dances and inspires others to dance.
Natasha has extensive professional performance and choreography experience having trained and danced with the Colorado Ballet Academy in Denver; Gotta Dance and The Edge in Los Angeles; Grand Valley Dance Company; and Colorado Mesa University in Grand Junction. She has performed with Valerie Madonia, Tony Coppola, Feet First Dance Ensemble, Telluride Repertory Theatre, Telluride Aids Benefit, and the Morgan Wixson Theatre of Santa Monica. She has choreographed for Magic Circle Theatre of Montrose, Weehawken Dance, Ouray County Players, Telluride Dance Academy, and The Ames Conservatory.
As a committed educator, Natasha has been teaching dance and choreographing since 2001. Her specialties include tap, jazz, ballet, pointe, theatre dance and aerial silks. She has acquired dance instructor training under the direction of Valerie Madonia, current Director of the Colorado Ballet Academy; at Colorado Mesa University; Frequent Flyers Aerial Dance in Boulder, Co, Air Cat Aerials Yoga Certification training in Boulder, Co; and The American Ballet Theatre in New York. In 2012 Natasha completed her National Training Curriculum certification in all levels of the program. Natasha is an ABT® Certified Teacher, who has successfully completed the ABT® Teacher Training Intensive in Primary through Level 7 of the ABT® National Training Curriculum.
In addition to her ABT certification, Natasha is a certified Pilates instructor, having finished her final comprehensive exam through Balanced Body with Annette Petit in Telluride in 2019. Pilates has been proven to be an ideal form of cross training for dancers to keep them strong, balanced and injury free. By integrating Pilates exercises into the classroom, Natasha keeps her dancers safe so they can have a long career and healthy body.
Natasha is passionate about the arts and has enjoyed developing the Weehawken Dance program as the Artistic Director since the fall of 2007. Utilizing her endless energy and enthusiasm, she choreographs and produces at least 3 Weehawken Dance performances a year. The communities of Silverton, Ouray, Ridgway and Montrose benefit from her talent in the 20 to 30 classes a week she teaches. Her insight and vision inspire her students, fellow teachers and volunteers in addition to delighting anyone who sees her in action.