Hometown: Des Moines, IA

Education: University of Arizona

Years With GDC: 8

Natasha Overturff began her dance training in Des Moines, IA at her mother’s studio, Moore Dance.  At a young age Natasha began traveling to Evanston, IL to further her studies, where she fell in love with the Giordano Technique and continued to study it consistently throughout her training.  After graduating high school, she attended the University of Arizona to continue her dance education under a faculty made up of several past Giordano Company members.  While there, Natasha performed various repertoire works from choreographers such as Susan Quinn, Sam Watson, Michael Williams, and was the featured female role in Chicago Medley staged by Ann Reinking and Gary Chryst.  Natasha graduated cum laude with a BFA degree in 2012. Upon graduating, Natasha began her career with Giordano Dance Chicago as a Giordano II and held that position for two seasons.  She was then promoted to Senior Performing associate, where she performed and toured with the main company regionally, nationally, and internationally for one season, and was then promoted to the main company.  Natasha is currently working as a guest choreographer and teacher at studios, high 

schools, and universities across the country.  She has been on faculty at the Great Lakes Dance Festival and has also set works for the company Ballet Nebraska.  Natasha is thrilled to be in her fifth season as a main company member and in her eighth season with the Giordano Dance Chicago organization and family.