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TEAM

Who We Are

 
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NATASHA MIDDLETON

School Director/Founder

She was a ballerina with the original Pacific Ballet Theatre, under the direction of her father Andrei Tremaine (formerly of the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo). She danced in Los Angeles, New York , Europe and Asia performing in such ballets as The Nutcracker, Raymonda, Spartacus, Don Quixote, Les Sylphides, Paquita and Carmen. She trained in classical ballet primarily the Vaganova method under the direction of her father as well as Prima Ballerina Assoluta, "Alexandra Baldina Koslov". The Royal Ballet School (London), Rosella Hightower (France), and the Joffrey Ballet School in New York. Her mother, Natalie Garrotto is a former Soprano of the San Francisco Opera. Ms. Middleton is the niece of the late film star, Yvonne de Carlo (also known as Lily on The Munsters). After recovering from a life threatening automobile accident, she hung up her "pointe" shoes and began only teaching and choreographing. She has set numerous ballets, musicals, operas, television sitcoms and music videos for such as artists as Bette Midler. Her film credits include "Love Hurts" with Richard E. Grant and Carrie-Anne Moss, Miss Natasha set all the dance sequences in the film. She also toured as a choreographer for Chic Correa/ Herbie Hancock's World Tour. . Miss Natasha is also the Artistic Director of the Pacific Ballet Dance Theatre where her latest works are "Remember" about the Armenian Genocide, and "Carmen" which will tour again starting in September 2018.  Over the past 25 years she has taught ballet classes for all ages. Her students have gone on to dance with the Russian Imperial Ballet, Australian Ballet, Alvin Alley, Boston Ballet, Milwaulkee Ballet, So You Think You Can Dance and numerous music videos. Her classes are very technical with an emphasis on Grand Jumps and Stretching. She also shapes the body and stresses on good "line". Natasha instills in her students confidence, love and respect for the art of Ballet.