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Natalie Slipko

Natalie Slipko

Lecturer, Dance

Bio

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.  Most recently, she choreographed Niagara’s sold out musical, Chicago.  Prior to that she 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 has performed in numerous musicals in theatres nationwide including, Artpark.  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 both, HSN as the Dr Brandt Skincare On Air Guest Host and as the SPANX On Air Guest Host on TSC in Canada.  She has also been a QVC 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 in corporate videos.  Prior to moving to NYC, Natalie was a Lecturer of Dance at Niagara.  She’s honored to be back sharing her love of dance and theatre with students.