Natasha Watson - Choreography / Ballet
Natasha Watson is a lecturer and principal dancer at Ballet West, Scotland. Having graduated with First Class Honours in BA in Dance programme, Natasha has gone on to pursue a Masters in Education (Learning and Teaching in the Performing Arts) at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.
In 2016, Natasha performed with English National Ballet in their production of Swan Lake and will perform in their touring production of Cinderella in 2017. Awards and accolades include: the Solo Seal from the Royal Academy of Dance; bronze medallist at the Genée International Ballet Competition; and she was the only British dancer to compete in the Prix de Lausanne in Switzerland.
Natasha has developed a keen interest in choreography at Ballet West under the tutelage of Daniel F. Job. In the last two years she has produced pieces for: the Genée International Ballet Competition; the Molly Lake Award; and BBC Young Dancer of the Year. In 2017, she was awarded the Phyllis Bedells Choreographic Award by the Royal Academy of Dance.
Natasha is a talented and dynamic performer who initially coordinated her dance training with work as an actress in television and film. She starred alongside David Tennant in the BBC drama Single Father in 2010 and was the winner of the Best New Scottish Actress award at the Scottish Variety Awards in 2011. She is also the youngest ever nominee for a Scottish BAFTA.