Natalya Zrazhevskaya

Natalya Z.

Kirkland, WA
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Burlesque

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Natalya is one of the youngest Professional Latin dancers in the United States DanceSport industry, and a well-known instructor and choreographer in Washington's dance community. With almost a decade of experience, she believes that anyone can dance if they put in the effort, and is excited to be a part of your journey!

Her devoted participation in competitions and passionate performances in shows around the area with her partner and a wide variety of students shows dedication and passion towards the craft.

Aside from working her way up to training with the top Ballroom and Latin coaches in the world, Natalya has explored the worlds of hip-hop, jazz, salsa, and contemporary dance in order to diversify her training and artistry. She has been a member of the Seattle dance companies "Breed Seattle", "Westsiders", and "Black Floor Collective" parallel to competing at a national level with her partner. She now dedicates her time to mentoring and directing multiple diverse Performance Groups from ages 7-55. Her classes range from serious Ballroom and Latin training for competing children and adults, to Social Dancing, Dance Fitness, Contemporary, Heels intensives, and Event-based choreography such as Wedding Dances and FlashMobs!
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About

Natalya passed a background check that includes a SSN verification, national criminal record check, and sex offender registry search. Learn More
Natalya delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+ and special needs

Teaching since:
2010

Natalya is one of the youngest Professional Latin dancers in the United States DanceSport industry, and a well-known instructor and choreographer in Washington's dance community. Born in Russia - but raised in Seattle, she has become well known through her devoted participation in competitions and passionate performances in shows around the area with her partner and students. Throughout her dance career, Natalya has consistently been a winner of the local Northwest Regional Championships, and a finalist in out-of-state competitions such as Desert Classic, San Francisco Open, and Southwest Regionals.

Aside from working her way up to training with the top Ballroom and Latin coaches in the world, Natalya has explored the worlds of hip-hop, jazz, salsa, and contemporary dance in order to diversify her training and artistry. She has been a member of the Seattle dance companies "Breed Seattle", "Westsiders", and "Black Floor Collective" parallel to competing at a national level with her partner.

She now dedicates her time to mentoring and directing multiple diverse Performance Groups from ages 7-55 out of Kirkland and Seattle. Her classes range from serious Ballroom and Latin training for competing children and adults to Social Dancing, Dance Fitness, Contemporary, Heels intensives, and Event-Based Choreography such as Wedding Dances and FlashMobs!

She believes that the intricate techniques of Latin partner dance should be accessible to all, and that her vast area of experience in different dance forms has taught her to better-understand how to teach the tools to dancers from diverse movement backgrounds, including children with special needs, while maintaining their personal movement style and artistry.

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Experience

Director of Sauce. Dance Collective
Jan 2017 - Present
Sauce.

Director and choreographer of a Heels Collective based out of Seattle.

Teacher at Westlake Dance Center
Jan 2016 - Present
Westlake Dance Center

Has taught Ballroom and Latin Dance, Partner Connection Fundamental, and Heels Technique/Performance at one of the most well-known Adult dance studios in the Northwest.

Music Video and Event Choreographer
Jan 2015 - Present
Independent Contractor

Has participated in and helped create many themed-events, concept videos, and shows.

Performance Director at LaVida Studio
Sep 2013 - Present
LaVida Studio

Director of Rising Star Performance Team, Ladies of LaVida Performance Team, Fusion of LaVida Performance Team.

Competitive Dancer and Performer
Jan 2005 - Jan 2016
DanceSport industry

Consistent Competitor and Performer in all Regional and National Latin dance competitions.

Education

Robert Lang Recording Arts Academy
Jan 2017 - Aug 2017
Robert Lang Studios
Bachelors Degree of Applied Design and MultiMedia Production
Sep 2013 - Jul 2017
Lake Washington Institute of Technology
Ballroom and Latin Medal Examinations
Jan 2010 - Feb 2010
DanceSport industry

Languages

Russian
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Photos & Videos

A short-film of Natalya and her partner, Umario, performing a piece they choreographed and competed with on a National level.
Natalya's latest solo project.
A variety of Latin and Ballroom dances Natalya teaches.
On-stage performing 'Roxanne'.

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On-set for a music video.

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Performing Contemporary/Latin Fusion choreography with her partner.

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Modeling Aida Dance Shoes.

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Solo Performance.

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Solo Performance.
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9 Reviews

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Olena Apr 5, 2018
Ballroom Dance · In studio

Natalya is a great instructor, very professional, inspiring and encouraging! She is also demanding, which means she really cares about your progress.

Anna Jan 19, 2018
Latin Ballroom Dance ·

Natalya is an amazing dance instructor with a strong dance background, fun and energetic teaching style and a very professional demeanor! She wants all of her students to succeed and will true you into a skilled dance in no time! Thank you Natalya for all that you have taught me!

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Drome Jan 19, 2018
Jazz Dancing ·

Natalya is knowledgeable, a clear instructor, and connects well with her students. Wonderful experience!

Del Stamboly Jan 19, 2018
Hip Hop Dance ·

Natalya is PASSIONATE dancer, dedicated teacher, kind, loving & lovable HUMAN!

Leticia Jan 19, 2018
Dance ·

Natalya was incredibly patient with my daughter. My daughter requires special education and many teachers gave up easily or ignored her and focused on the rest of the group. Natalya never gave up on my child and made her succeed and pushed her to her highest potential. I will be forever grateful for her passion and how she transmitted the same feelings to my daughter.

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Marina Jan 18, 2018
Latin Ballroom Dance ·

She is the best teacher around !

Snezhana Jan 18, 2018
Ballroom Dance · In studio

Natalya is absolutely wonderful versatile teacher. She is super caring and wonderful human being. She thought our 9 year old daughter, my husband and me. We all had a great time, learned a lot and still continue to take classes from her. Highly recommend her to people who want just to have fun and exercise by leaning to dance ( beats going to the gym :0) as well as people who would like to compete and perform.

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Brent Jan 18, 2018
Latin Ballroom Dance · In studio

Have you ever felt total comfort with someone while doing an uncomfortable activity? A feeling of trust so strong that you ignore your insecurities and just do what they're helping you to do? Become so oblivious to your insecurities because of the sheer wonderment you have at how good this person is at helping others?

That's lessons with Natalya.

I'm an awkward, gangly guy. I had zero dance experience. I was so afraid to start learning how to dance.
When I started with Natalya, it was comfortable and fun from the get-go. I had no problem shedding my various anxieties about flailing my long limbs around in a rhythmic motion to the beat of random pop songs. She just, gets it.

Hire her. Take lessons from her. Find that new life skill through her artistic teaching abilities that you never knew you had.

That whole "if I can do it, you can do it" cliche is real here, with Natalya's help.

She's breathes teaching and you'll soak in her incredible ability to help you become something greater with each lesson.

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Valentina Jan 17, 2018
Latin Ballroom Dance · In studio

Natalya Z is very talented instructor! She has passion to teach students from all over the world! Very professional and kind. Highly recommended!

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