Adjunct Faculty, Dance
Natalie graduated summa cum laude from Niagara University with an Honors Diploma. On a full assistantship and in one year, she completed a Master of Arts degree in Theatre at Bowling Green State University graduating summa cum laude. Natalie has studied tap, jazz, and ballet with Beverly Fletcher, Bambi Bellegia-Feuz, Sam Viverito, Germaine Salsberg, Randy Skinner, Lynne Kurdziel-Formato, and Rich Rizzo. Natalie will be choreographing Niagara's upcoming musical, Pippin. Most recently, she choreographed Niagara’s musical, Chicago and was the Assistant Choreographer for Niagara's musical, The Pajama Game. Invited back by the late, Brother Augustine, Natalie choreographed Niagara’s highly successful production of Chess in Concert which also got an extended run at Buffalo’s Pfeifer Theatre. Natalie is excited to be back onstage in Kavinoky Theatre's musical, Hairspray, as Velma Von Tussle. She has performed in numerous musicals in theatres nationwide including Artpark, Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Ogunquit Playhouse, New Harmony Theatre, Westchester Broadway Theatre, and Barrington Stage Company. Some of her musical credits include: the National Tour of 42nd Street (Anytime Annie & Dorothy; Maggie understudy), Singin’ in the Rain (Lina Lamont), Showboat (Ellie), Dames at Sea (Ruby), Copacabana (Gladys), Oliver! (Nancy), Nunsense (Sister Hubert), The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (Linda Lou, Imogene Charlene), Guys & Dolls (Hot Box Girl), 42nd Street (Phyllis; Dorothy understudy), George M!, Mack & Mabel, High Society, Evita, Damn Yankees, Phantom, Me and My Girl, and Anything Goes. She wrote, produced, choreographed and performed her own comedy cabaret show, Makeup Your Mind! Tales of a Beauty Consultant at Don’t Tell Mama in NYC where it sold out in 4 consecutive runs. Natalie’s film and television credits include: Saturday Night Live, Law & Order SVU, Nurse Jackie, As the World Turns, Ellen, Sex and the City, Glow, Extra, Ready, Set, Cook!, Celebrity, The Last Days of Disco, and Sabrina. Currently, you can see her on TSC as the SPANX On Air Guest Host in Canada. She has also been a QVC and HSN On Air Guest Host. For 12 years, she was the lead Automotive Product Specialist/Supervisor for Infiniti luxury car company at nationwide auto shows, events, and featured in their corporate videos. In both, NYC and Buffalo Natalie has helped emcee events such as Mobile Media Summit and the Miss Buffalo preliminary pageant for Miss America. She’s honored to be back again at her alma mater teaching and sharing her love of dance and theatre. You can follow Natalie on Facebook and Instagram: @nataliemslipko and her website: www.natalieslipko.com.