Natasha was born and raised in Rochester, New York where she developed a love for dance at an early age. She took tap, jazz and ballet between the ages of 5 and 12. Her favorite show as a child was FAME as she watched the amazing choreography come to life on the screen.
She graduated from Wilson Magnet High School, an Urban League Black Scholar as well as a member of the National Honor Society.
During her matriculation of Clark Atlanta University (where she obtained her B.S. in Mathematics, 1997), she developed a close relationship with Christ. Shortly after her newfound relationship with the Lord, she realized she had a desire to dance again but in a new and different way from that of earlier years.
HER INSPIRATION & BUSINESS MENTORS
Nnamdi & Porshea Wilkins (When Dreams Collide and BIFYLN)
Pastor Melvin Cross, Jr. (Glory House International Visionary & Overseer)
In October 2010, Natasha graduated from the Eagles International Training Institute (EITI), under the leadership and direction of her mentor & friend, Apostle Pamela Hardy, an International teacher and world-renowned instructor. This experience changed her life and catapulted her forward into a widespread ministry of dance! She was a featured dancer in Rochester’s sought-after choreopoem Black Girls’ Anthem, performing at GEVA Theatre and on other stages at Buffalo University and Howard University in 2012. She often participates in the Annual Remembrance Ceremony for bereaved families sponsored by D.M. Williams’ Funeral Home. In 2014, she danced at MCC’s Unity in the Community Celebration with Keynote Speaker, Mayor Lovely Warren. She participated in RIT’s 2014 Gospel Fest as well as Rochester’s 2015 Fringe Festival. She is an April 2016 Recipient of an Artist Showcase Award from MJSP Productions, received at the Hochstein School of Music for her involvement with dance ministry over the years. She has also danced at a host of other weddings, funerals and celebratory events throughout Rochester,
As a result of her life’s travels, her many failures and a few triumphs, she has learned many lessons about life, love and relationships. Natasha is happily single and the mother to one son, Jalen, who is the apple of her eye! He loves playing on the boys’ basketball team and enjoys attending classes at Roth Middle School in Rush Henrietta, NY.
Natasha’s goal is to reach a dying world for Christ; her mission is to specifically help other women discover and embrace their true potential; her destiny is to help every woman embrace their God-given greatness. She hopes to use her own pain as a catalyst for empowering other women to love themselves FIRST and to only seek validation from God. Her strategies for overcoming the depths of despair and defeating depression can be found in her writing. She has set out to share some of these tools including her powerful morning affirmations to help others conquer feelings of inadequacy and low self-esteem. In 2014 she was faced with a very difficult personal tragedy. It was in the midst of that seemingly impossible situation, when everything seemed hopeless, that she had to discover what it really means to LOVE AND DEVELOP YOURSELF.