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Miss Natalie
Principal & Teacher

Miss Natalie Parnell is an FIDTA, FISTD, BBO, DDE & MBATD recognised Dance Principal and Teacher.
Natalie gained her teaching qualifications with the International Dance Teachers Association (IDTA) and Imperial Society of Teachers of Dance (ISTD) in Ballet, Tap and Contemporary Modern Jazz after graduating from Dance College.

Miss Natalie then went on to perform with various dance companies and choreographers, including Wayne Sleep and The late Roy Castle, while teaching part-time at Pineapple Studios.

Miss Natalie ran her own dance school in Kent for 15 years where she trained many students in England and Europe to teacher status all achieving 95% distinctions in ballet, tap and modern jazz.
As a British and International Federation adjudicator Miss Natalie was lucky enough to adjudicate alongside Len Goodman she also spent 2010 teaching for a Hungarian Ballet company training performers and Teachers and became a Fellow of the IDTA and ISTD qualifying with distinctions.

In 2011, Miss Natalie joined the West London Dance Academy as a teacher in both Chiswick and Ealing locations. By 2016, she had been given the exciting opportunity of taking over the role of Principal from Judith Townsend and his been the Principal ever since .

Miss Natalie took the brave step of taking on her own premises for the academy in 2020 , with the brand new fully equipped dance studio she has been lucky enough to meet and work with ITV’s Ant & Dec Saturday Night Take Away , Loose Women and Singer Song Writer Ed Sheeran 

Miss Natalie is a Fellow of the IDTA (International Dance Teachers Association) and  ISTD (Imperial Society of Teachers of Dance ) with DDE (Level 4 Diploma in Dance Education) and is a Registered Teacher of BBO (British Ballet Organisation) 
The Academy is a Recognised CDMT  (Council for Dance Drama and Musical Theatre ) Dance School. Miss Natalie has also applied to be an Affiliate Teacher of the Royal Ballet School and hopes to complete the course next year.

Miss Natalie continues to teach all classes from 2.5yrs - Adults and manages to find time to run Teacher Training Courses and our Little Pink Parties