Natascha Greenwalt is a Walla Walla native. She left the rolling hills to pursue a dance degree, and in 2005 graduated magna cum laude from Cornish College of the Arts as a Kreielsheimer Scholarship recipient. Natascha spent her summers training with the Joffery Ballet, Alonzo King’s LINES Ballet, and the American Ballet Theatre in New York, as well as the Northwest Professional Dance Project in Portland, OR. She has had the pleasure of performing with many local companies including Ballet Bellevue, DASSdance, and Spectrum Dance Theater before embarking on the adventure of creating Coriolis Dance with Christin Call. It’s been her honor to perform works by Donald Byrd, Zoe Scofield, Jason Ohlberg, Michael Rioux, Sarah Slipper, Twyla Tharp, among many others.
As a choreographer Natascha has been commissioned by Ballet Bellevue, Whitman College, Western Washington University, and as a guest for the Cornish College of the Arts BFA performances. Tethered Apparitions, which she created on Coriolis Dance Collective, received an Artist Trust GAP Award and was presented at Chop Shop: Bodies of Work, Spotlight on Seattle where according to the Seattle Times it was a “highlight” of the festival as well as Coriolis’s own Wing of Egress production. She has been awarded residencies at Studio Current, Open Flight Studios and is currently a Creative Resident at Velocity Dance Center. Natascha is a certified GYROTONIC® instructor at the GYROTONIC® Movement Center, teaches ballet at Westlake Dance Center, Velocity Dance Center, and has served as a guest instructor for Whitman College SDL and the Montana Dance Arts Association, DANCE This and Velocity Dance Center’s Strictly Seattle.
Christin Call is a filmmaker, dancemaker, visual artist, and poet living in Seattle, WA. She received her BA in Painting and Art History from Wichita State University in 2004 and has exhibited drawings, paintings, books, photographs, and sculptures in the Midwest and Washington, as well as co-curated exhibitions at the Ulrich Museum of Art and Project Gallery (KS). She was featured as an emerging poet by the Boston Review with a personal foreword by two-time National Book Critic Circle award winner Albert Goldbarth for her series of visual poems that utilized her own invented language, later exhibited at the Ryan James Gallery (Bellevue, WA). She has self-published two collections of poetry, The Mountain? The Mountain in 2008 and cede the crown palaver (failed attempts, false starts, and a sincere apology) in 2014, which was also sold at Open Books in Seattle, WA. Her critical writing has been included in catalogues for the Ulrich Museum of Art as well as arts publications such as Review (Kansas City), F5 (Wichita, KS), SeattleDances, and STANCE: a journal of choreographic culture (Seattle).
As a dancer, she received her classical training in the Cecchetti method from Nancy Hervey and Jill Landrith of Wichita, KS, supplemented by studies at the Harid Conservatory, Kansas City Ballet, and Milwaukee Ballet, as well as attending a Gaga Intensives in New York with Co-artistic Director Adi Sawant. She has worked as a principal artist at Metropolitan Ballet of Wichita, Evergreen City Ballet, ARCdance, and Olympic Ballet Theatre dancing classical roles such as Sugarplum Fairy, Snow Queen, Giselle, and Myrtha. In the contemporary realm she has worked with choreographers such as Jason Ohlberg, Catherine Cabeen, Selfick Ng-Simancas, and Daniel Wilkins, as well as danced in Seattle Opera’s production of Pearl Fishers. Christin is currently a Co-artistic Director and dancer of Coriolis Dance where she has created roles in works by Zoe Scofield, Joshua Beamish, Ezra Dickinson, Rainbow Fletcher, and Natascha Greenwalt, among others. Christin’s work try to hover (or Private Practice 7) was performed by Coriolis and presented at On the Board’s NW New Works Festival 2011. She was a recipient of Project: Space Available’s 2011-2012 Artist Residency where she created a performance installation work called An apology for Zeno and the alchemical pattern which included painting, time-based sculpture, crocheted installations of the artist’s hair, and a performance with a milk-filled pool and pigment. In 2012 she and Natascha Greenwalt received Open Flight Studio’s Flight Deck residency to begin their co-choreographed work Insofar as the landscopic field report and just completed a year-long residence at Studio Current, Seattle, WA which resulted in the full-evening work Unfixed Arias, previewed at the Belltown Collective in 2014 and premiered at Open Flight Studio in 2015. Most recently she has been the recipient of the eXit Space Art Residency in order to develop her first short dance film, Voluntary Caesura and began work on a short dance film series What is Home an Obscure Kingdom an Opera Buffa It’s You Always You.