Studio 1014

Teacher(s) Cathy Finne

Since I won Junior Female DOTY 2009-10 I have become not only a better dancer but also a better person. As part of this experience, I met many new friends and traveled to great cities. I would like to thank Mr. Joe Tremaine and the Tremaine Faculty for choosing me for this honor and allowing me to be part of the Tremaine family. I would also like to thank my dance studio for their love and support.

My name is Natalie Fadel and I live in Florida. I am 11 years old and will start sixth grade in August. I currently study dance with Cathy Finne at Studio 1014 in Neptune Beach, Florida, and am a member of the Dance Elite team.

I started ballet, tap, and tumbling at age four, then at age six I switched to cheerleading and gymnastics. I decided to study dance again, when I was nine years old, which is when I met Ms. Cathy. I have been improving ever since. I love my team and practically live at the studio. I take classes in ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical, acro, hip hop, and musical theatre. I love learning new styles and also love learning from new teachers.

Besides dance, I love to hang out with my friends, cook, and travel. My dad is a photographer, and I like to go with him on photo shoots. I get to be the model sometimes too. I also like to spend time with my family. I have a sister, a brother, and two step-sisters.

I’ve been dancing at Tremaine for about two years, and I have loved every moment. The faculty is amazing and I have learned so much. I am so honored and excited to have been selected as the 2009-10 Jr. Female DOTY. I would like to thank Joe Tremaine and his faculty for choosing me, and I cannot wait to start the new season!