Natalie Jimenez began her classical ballet training at the age of two with Vivian Tobio. By the age of five, she was recruited to join Liana’s Selected Workshop under the direction of Liana Navarro. Throughout her training with Liana Navarro she competed in several competitions, attaining many prestigious awards. She has been awarded several scholarships to attend summer programs such as, Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet and the Miami City Ballet. During high school dance, Natalie had the privilege of dancing with Saint Brendan High Schools Varsity Sabrettes, for four consecutive years. During her last year she was awarded the Captains position of the Sabrette Varsity Dance Team. In 2008, Natalie was offered a scholarship to attend the Miami City Ballet School year round. While with Miami City Ballet, Natalie has had the pleasure of performing in many ballets such as The Nutcracker, American Ballet Theatre’s “The Sleeping Beauty” alongside Gelsey Kirkland, and George Balanchine’s Serenade. This is Natalies first year teaching at Focal Point, she is very grateful and excited she has been given the opportunity to do so.