About Natasha Brooksher
Ms. Natasha received training at Nutmeg Conservatory for the Arts and graduated Valedictorian of her high school class. Having received top honors at Prix de Lausanne, NEA Arts Recognition and Talent Search, and NY International Ballet Competition, she pursued her professional career with Boston Ballet, Texas Ballet Theater and Ballet AZ dancing all the famous classical ballets as well as George Balanchine, John Cranko, Elisa Monte, Twyla Tharp, Merce Cunningham, Agnes de Mille, Paul Taylor and others . She and Josh then decided to turn their focus to teaching the next generation of dancers, and founded SCDI. She and Josh have a son, Ian Flynn, and daughter, Lillianna and puppy Dash.
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The great majority of dancers have their first taste of dance through some kind of recreational program, many under the age of 5, perhaps in a ballet-tap-jazz combo class, or small part in a local community production...Unfortunately, many recreational studios are reluctant to encourage talented pupils to pursue their training goals at schools with more focused programs, falsely touting that they themselves can provide the necessary training.
...sometimes life does throw a curve ball that removes the option of attending or participating in class...the reality is that daily ballet class is the foundation of all progress, and is crucial to the continued development and success of our students.
Misunderstood Concepts of Classical Ballet, Episode 1, shows the five positions of sur-le-coup-de-pied with commentary by Brooksher Ballet Artistic Director Natasha Brooksher and demonstration by Class 5 student, Molly Woodward.
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