Born to Dance

Hunter Lifestyle Magazine caught up with a talented ballerina during her whirlwind visit home. She is making a name for herself in Europe, proudly promoting Australia to European dignitaries and ballet lovers.

Lake Macquarie ballerina, Natalia Horsnell, has her name up in lights on the world stage, having been recently recognised by the Croatian National Theatre with a highly coveted award for the best ballet performance for the entire season and for her artistic work in the field of ballet.

This highly regarded and much sought-after award is more notable having been won by a soloist ballerina coming from outside of Croatia. In fact in 2010, Natalia was the first Australian for twenty-two years to be selected into the Croatian National Ballet Company. At the age of twenty-three, she is now reaping the rewards for all her hard work and dedication to studying her craft…

Story Marilyn Collins. Images Sasha Novkovic.