Natalie completed her PhD in Advance Studies in Human Behavior from Capella University. Her dissertation focused particularly on those who have Parkinson’s disease (PD) and engage in the Dance for PD® program to document their experiences in this class. She has done a lot of research into using dance to help people cope with PD, Alzheimer’s, and older adults with limited mobility.
Natalie has also taught at various colleges throughout PA and NJ as an Adjunct Professor for the past 15 years. Besides teaching many forms of dance, Natalie is certified in AFAA Primary Group Certification, Pilates, Zumba, and Yoga.
Natalie also has experience in using dance with children with Autism and creating lesson plans that include dance related activities. She has strong background in writing about dance, fitness, and educational subjects concerning psychology and health and wellness. She is hirable because of her research skills and familiarity in various topics in health and exercise.