Natalie Burn is an exceptionally talented and accomplished actress. She has done a popular role in recent movie as Kristina, Conrad’s (Mel Gibson) wife in “The Expendables 3” sequel.
Natalie Burn was born in Kiev, Ukraine Natalie was growing in the family of businessman and ballerina. Being a dancer her Mum noticed that Natalie at early age had wrong posture and sent 4 years old Natalie to do gymnastics, mainly for correcting posture and developing flexibility. Later at the age of 6 to improve her movements and sense of rhythm Natalie was admitted to Ukrainian Dance Academy where besides learning academic subjects, she studied classical ballet, folk and tap dance. From the age of 8 Natalie was already touring extensively performing within the youth dance group.
Those years of everyday training at school, summer camps and long hours rehearsals on the stage before performances and tours put a strong foundation of Natalie’s character for the rest of her life. Trying to be competitive, and simply the best Natalie had to work hard. As a result of that hard work at the age of 11 she was accepted in one of the top ballet school in the world Bolshoi Ballet School in Moscow, which made her family to move to Russia.
Several years of serious ballet training, touring with Bolshoi Ballet and performing on the best stages all over the world sculptured a determined and ambitious ballerina with classical ballet discipline and understanding of dance, music and stage. However, at her teens Natalie heard of Bejaur Ballet and some ballet extravaganza in Paris and London. She became keen on experiencing a new form Contemporary style of ballet, which was not popular in Russia at that time.
Moving to London, gave Natalie a chance to complete her classical ballet education in The Royal Ballet School as ballet dancer and choreographer. Besides, she learnt contemporary style of ballet in Rambert Ballet and Contemporary Dance Company in London. Being asked to choreograph for different occasions and different audience, Natalie had to learn other dance types as Spanish Flamenco in Seville, hip hop in US, Salsa and even break dancing in the UK.
Inspired by variety of dance styles, Natalie choreographed ‘The Refugees’ dance piece on the music from “Notre Dame De Paris” and won special award in the Royal Ballet School as young talented choreographer. Introducing herself further as choreographer Natalie created full ballet for special event in UNESCO, Paris, which many celebrities attended as Pierre Carden, Mirrey Matiew, Michelle Rodriguez and also astronauts from different countries as special guests. The ballet was dedicated to the first man mission into the space, it was shown in UNESCO on the day of its 50th anniversary, and had a great success.
Continuing her career as choreographer Natalie created another big ballet called “Stella”, which was presented in Kremlin Palace Hall in Moscow. “Stella” was performed in support of a humanitarian act of raising awareness of people’s impact on the environment, and urgency of combining people’s efforts to protect our planet from environmental disaster.
Owen Wilson specially came to Moscow to support Natalie at the premier of “Stella.” Having several injuries stopped Natalie from making career as a professional ballerina, but passion for dance and stage had to find its application in choreographic work, including music industry with such names as Nelly, Paula Abdul, Mario, the Jackson Five, Craig David and choreography of top fashion events like Roberto Cavalli and big music festivals all around the world.
Stage and audience for Natalie had always been a significant part of her life. However, since childhood her biggest dream was expressing herself with her voice, not only movements, being able to act, to reincarnate into different characters and show herself as dramatic actress. Natalie was admitted as a student into a world famous Lee Strasberg Theater Institute, later American Academy of Dramatic Arts and later got into study at the Actor’s Studio in West Hollywood. Her dream was turning into reality when after winning the approval of both Martin Landau and Mark Rydell she appeared on stage of Actor’s Studio in several amazing stage plays. Some of Natalie’s work at the studio was moderated and commented by Al Pacino.
Among all the theatre roles played, her favorite role remains Nina from Seagul, A.Chekhov’s play which was very much appreciated and highly impressed Sally Kirkland, Martin Landau, Mark Rydell and many others at the Actors Studio. Acting on the stage for Natalie was comfortable as dancing on i