Natalie holds a BA in Dance from San Jose State University,and is currently working to obtain her MA in Dance from the University of California, Long Beach. Originally from the Bay Area, Natalie has teaching experience in several different areas of dance education. She has choreographed and co-directed for several theater and dance productions at education facilities such as Valley Christian Conservatory, The Harker School, Theatreworks Conservatory, and The Children's Musical Theatre San Jose. In addition, she has several years experience coaching competitive dance teams including the Wilcox Dance Team at Santa Clara Unified and Vision Dance All-Stars in San Jose. Natalie has dance training and performance experience in modern, contemporary, tap, jazz, and hip-hop. She is excited to be taking on the hip-hop and tap/jazz classes for the Studio's Dance Program, as well as taking on the role of Director/ Choreographer for MTC's Spring main stage production.

McLaughlin Studios would like to welcome our newest dance teacher, Macy Cenatiempo. Some of you may have already met Macy as she successfully directed and choreographed our recent holiday cabaret production, Broadway’s Best. She has been dancing for fourteen years and teaching for nine. Her teaching includes the styles of jazz, tap, ballet, lyrical, and musical theater. She was a member of and choreographer for a Shakespeare acting troupe; she directed and choreographed for Orangevale Open School Act One plays; and has produced plays such as The Princess Bride for her own acting company. In addition to all of her dance commitments, she is also a deaf studies major at Sierra College and interns with the sign language teacher assisting students during and after class.