Photo: Kevin Leonard
Natalie Gotter is a dance artist currently located in Salt Lake City, UT. As a dance performer, choreographer, instructor, filmmaker and researcher, her career has brought her from New Orleans to Chicago to settle in the mountains. She is recently completed her MFA in Modern Dance from the University of Utah. She is also anticipating certification in Screendance studying under Ellen Bromberg and Gender Studies.
Originally from Minneapolis, MN, she received her early dance training at the Youth Dance Ensemble and School for 13 years under Leanne "Dixie" Rairamo and Apple Valley Modern under Catherine Wright. She has studied with noted faculty such as: John Allen, Michaela Cannon, Daniel Clifton, Diogo De Lima, Jeffrey Gunshol, Eric Handman, Barbara Hayley, Molly Heller, Satu Hummasti, and Alice Pascal-Escher.
As a performing artist, she has been a featured and ensemble dancer in works by Florian Alberge, John Allen, Michaela Cannon, Ashley Creek, Michael Crotty, Dat Nguyen, and Beverly Trask. In New Orleans, she was a guest artist and apprentice for Tsunami Dance Co., directed by Kettye Voltz, and guest artist and choreographer for Avatar Dance Co., directed by Monica Ordoñez. In Chicago, she was a featured choreographer and performer with Gorilla Tango Theater, directed by Emily Leonard.
Her choreographic works have been presented in New Orleans, Salt Lake City, Chicago, and Minneapolis, including an evening-length self-produced concert, Magazine St. #22.
Natalie is a seasonal guest faculty and performing artist at the Youth Dance Ensemble in Minneapolis and on faculty at dance studios throughout the Salt Lake valley. She has taught in higher education at the University of Utah, Utah Valley University, Salt Lake Community College, and the University of Panama.