Dance - Performing Arts - LGBTQ+ Art
Natalie Clevenger is an Indiana native, and began her training as a competition dancer at The Dance Refinery. She was introduced to modern dance at her alma mater, the University of Arizona. Within the triple-track program consisting of jazz, ballet, and modern, Natalie also studied extensively in teaching methods and biomechanics. Throughout her studies, she trained with the Martha Graham School, Limon Dance Company, Oberlin Dance Collective, and Giordano Dance. She learned repertoire including works from Bella Lewitsky, Ohad Naharin, Lar Lubovitch, James Clouser and other UA Dance faculty. Upon graduation, Natalie received the Gertrude Shurr award for excellence in modern dance.
Currently, Natalie just finished her third season with Dance Kaleidoscope. At DK, she has intensively studied Graham technique under artistic director David Hochoy. Natalie was featured in works from guest choreographers Brock Clawson, Kiesha Lalama, Andre Megerdichian, Cynthia Pratt and Layla Hazelwood, among works by David Hochoy and Stuart Coleman.
Natalie has taught and choreographed for a number of regional studios in the Indianapolis area and southern Arizona. Her choreography credits include working with Dance Kaleidoscope dancers at the Indy Fringe Festival, Spirit and Place, and many student works of varying genres. Recently, Natalie has been granted the Robert D. Beckmann, Jr. Emerging Artist Fellowship of the Arts Council of Indianapolis. Under the fellowship, she is producing her own show, focused on showcasing non-traditional gender roles, and exploring how dance can support members of the LGBTQ+ community through the choreographic process. The show is titled ENIGMA, and it premieres at the District Theatre on August 5th.