As a competitive pole athlete, she has taken home the titles of IPC Pole Art Champion 2018, IPC Ultimate Champion 2013, Pole Art 2012 Runner-Up, US Pole Dance Champion 2011, USPDF West Coast Champion 2010, California Pole Dance Champion 2010, and East Meets West Miss Pole-AM 2010. In 2015, Natasha was named the IPDFA “Instructor of the Year”, and in 2014, she won “Female Performance Artist of the Year” and “Inspirational Artist of the Year” at the PWN (Pole World News) Awards.
As a performer and pole personality, she has appeared on “The View” on ABC, “Good Day L.A.” on FOX, “Amazing Dance” on Hunan TV, and “Day Day Up” on Hunan TV, China’s #1 TV show with a viewership of over 300 million. Natasha has also performed across China as a solo artist, including a 30-show booking at China Rouge at the Galaxy Macau Hotel & Casino. In June 2011, Natasha performed with the Doug Aitken art-theater project “Black Mirror” starring actress Chloe Sevigny, which premiered in Athens and Hydra, Greece.
Natasha is a late fitness bloomer who took her first pole class in 2006 at the age of 29 with no prior dance, gymnastics or fitness training. Natasha instructs at BeSpun in Los Angeles, CA, was a principal dancer with Kelly Yvonne’s “Girl Next Door Show” from 2010 – 2015, and made her debut in its sister production “Seven” in 2015. She is a featured instructor with OpenDance Academy and X-Pole TV and is also a 260-hour Registered Yoga Teacher in Ashtanga Vinyasa and Yin Yoga. She is certified by Liquid Motion, Floor Flow, Pole Moves, Vertical Art Athletics, X-Pert and elevatED for Pole and Flexibility. She is an ambassador for X-Pole, MilaKrasna, 21grams Activewear and Fré Skincare.
A graduate of the University of Texas with a BS in Advertising and a BA in French, Natasha left a nine-year career in public relations in 2011 to pursue her pole dreams. She is also a published poet and speaks fluent Chinese and French. In 2016, Natasha co-founded X-Purr with fellow pole athlete Arloa Reston. X-Purr designs premium pet toys and accessories that merge her two loves – pole fitness and cats. The duo launched a successful Kickstarter campaign in September 2016.