Hometown: Petoskey, Michigan
Taylor Naturkas was born in Troy, MI and later grew up in Petoskey, MI where she began her ballet training at age four. She began dancing at the Crooked Tree Arts Center School of Ballet under the direction of Heather Raue for 11 years. During this time, she attended summer programs with Suzanne Farrell (Cedars Islands), Chautauqua Institution, Charlotte Ballet, and Miami City Ballet. Following her summer at MCB School in 2018, she was invited to attend the year around program. Taylor spent two years training at MCB School, where she had many opportunities to dance with the company. In 2019 she performed the role of Dew Drop in George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker®.
She joined Miami City Ballet as corps de ballet member in 2020, and was promoted to soloist in 2022.
Roles since joining MCB
Divertimiento No. 15 (Principal)
George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker® (Dewdrop, Marzipan, Sugar Plum Fairy)
Serenade (Russian girl)
Square Dance (Principal)John Cranko
Romeo and JulietWilliam Forsythe
Herman Schmerman Duet
Diversion of Angels (Yellow couple)
Swan Lake (Little Swans, Pas de Trois)Jerome Robbins
A Dance For Heroes
Naturkas has originated roles in Pontus Lidberg’s Petrichor, and Durante Verzola’s A Dance For Heroes and Sentimiento.