Nathalie Jonas is an accomplished teacher, choreographer, and performer with over twenty years of experience in her field. She is currently on faculty at Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University where she teaches technique, choreography, improvisation, and pedagogy.
Nathalie's training began at the prestigious Booker T. Washington arts magnet high school in Dallas, Texas, and continued at Barnard College, where she subsequently served on the faculty for over ten years. Her career as a performer is centered in New York City and includes work with choreographers such as Jodi Melnick, Roseanne Spradlin, Heather Kravas, Luis Lara Malvacias, Amy Cox, Juliette Mapp, Daria Faïn, and Alan Good, a former member of the Merce Cunningham Company.
Nathalie studied as well at the Feldenkrais Institute in Manhattan, and her approach to movement—both as a teacher and a choreographer—finds inspiration in her ongoing work as a certified Feldenkrais practitioner. Nathalie received her MFA from Sarah Lawrence College, where she also completed a thesis on the intersection of anarchism and dance.