Natasha Powell is a Toronto native who has been working in the dance industry for 17 years. Her soulful approach to movement that transcends genre can be seen and felt in her dancing, choreography, and teachings.
Growing up in a Caribbean home, dancing has always been in her life. Bringing flavour to her every step, as a dancer, she has made appearances in film and television including the HBO Series The L Word, Nickelodeon movie Spectacular!, and Centre Stage 2. Her choreography and movement direction can be seen in the Lifetime biopic The Clark Sisters: The First Ladies of Gospel, as well as choreography for the Visual Jazz Album Tribute to Nat King Cole by jazz artist Ori Dagan.
No stranger to the stage, Natasha has collaborated and created over 20 dance works for live performance. As the founder, artistic director, and choreographer for her company HOLLA JAZZ, she created the award-winning show FLOOR’D – the company’s first full-length production, presenting historical jazz dances in a new light. The production was nominated for 4 Dora Mavor Moore Awards (including Outstanding Original Choreography by Powell, and Outstanding Production) winner of the Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble, and named one of top 10 dance shows of the recent decade by NOW Magazine.