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.
The Academy celebrated its 15th year in 2021 with another large scale performance and will prepare for its next large scale performance in 2023. Miss Natalie will also be offering a new Teacher Training Course for ages 15 years and above In September 2022. (See our new courses page)
Miss Natalie has since qualified as an ISTD (Imperial Society of Teachers of Dance ) 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 Elite Dance Courses (see our new courses page) whilst being solely in charge of Westlondondanceacademy.com