Natalie Bray

Natalie Bray

Dance Contributor

Natalie Bray holds degrees from the University of Central Missouri and the University of Missouri. She currently teaches in the Independence School District. Natalie has choreographed for Raytown High School, Leawood Stage Company, the University of Central Missouri, Blue Springs Ballet, and other various venues. She is trained in ballet, hip hop, jazz, modern, and contemporary, and has performed with the Blue Springs Ballet Company, ABC Dance Company, UCM Dance Company, and other various performances.

If you could read my mind

Week Two of Kansas City Ballet’s Anniversary Dance Festival consisted of “Klein Perspectives,” “The Man in Black” and “Play.” The combination of the three pieces was smart, utilizing many...

Dazzling duets

The Harriman-Jewell Series presented a night of tremendous talent and a variety of dance in the Stars of American Ballet showcase.

Lighting up the stage

iLuminate delivered an electrifying, entertaining, and brilliantly detailed performance last Friday night as part of Carlsen Center Presents’ dance program.

A true variety showcase

Parsons Dance returned to the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts Saturday evening, kicking off the dance portion of the Harriman-Jewell Series’ 53rd season.

Quixotic takes on the Nelson

Quixotic mounted "Surfaces" at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art on Friday night to commemorate the Bloch Building’s tenth year of installment, and the free event was quite the production.

All KC wants to do is dance

Last Saturday, the Kansas City Ballet presented the eighth annual KC Dance Day designed for people of all ages and dancers of all skill levels to participate in a...

Five for five

Saturday night at the Folly Theater, the Kansas City Dance Festival presented its fifth annual collaborative dance showcase, featuring a cast and choreography full of dynamic talent.

Beauty, grace, and Bach

Saturday evening’s artistic collaboration "The Goldberg Variations" consisted of live piano music by Kairy Koshoeva and beautiful, captivating dancing from Owen/Cox Dance Group.

Red-hot “Firebird”

Quixotic’s collaborative variation of “Firebird” was captivating, beautiful, entertaining, and narrative in nature.

Spring finale

The UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance selected dynamic pieces to showcase its talent in Finale: Spring Dance Performance.

From LA to KC

LA-based contemporary dance group BODYTRAFFIC showcased a variety of wonderful things that played well together last weekend at Carlsen Center.

Ballet the Russian Way

The Russian National Ballet Theatre performed the full-length “Swan Lake” at the Lied Center of Kansas on Sunday, and it was nothing short of a perfect ballet experience.

Dance, dance, repeat

The Philadelphia-based Koresh Dance Company celebrated 25 years of dancing in the Performing Arts Series at JCCC last Saturday with 12 pieces choreographed by Artistic Director Ronen Koresh.

A new twist on an old tale

The Owen/Cox Dance Group presented an avant-garde version of “The Nutcracker and the Mouse King” to spice up an old Christmas tradition.


The Lied Center of Kansas presented AXIS Dance Company in an evening of thought-provoking dance that leaped over barriers and challenged our understanding of the art form.

Stunning stunts

The Shanghai Acrobats of the People’s Republic of China dazzled the audience at the Lied Center on Friday night with an array of amazing feats.

A majestic opening

With well-placed comedy throughout, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” the Kansas City Ballet’s season opener, both entertained and awed the audience at Muriel Kauffman Theatre at the Kauffman Center for...

A showcase worthy of 25 years

This past weekend the Wylliams/Henry Dance Company performed its Fall Concert, presenting a variety of choreography from the past and present at the White Recital Hall on UMKC’s campus....

Dancin’ the night away

The Annual Dance in the Park provided attendees with a free night of entertainment viewing a wealth of dance styles this past Saturday at Roanoke Park.

PREVIEW: Fall 2016 Dance

This fall will bring a host of annual dance events as well as holiday favorites with a visit from a California-based dance company sprinkled in the mix.
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