My Travel Schedule:
December 2013 Costa Rica
Jan-March 2014: San Francisco/San Jose
Professional international belly dancer, print and ad model, stage actress, singer, and choreographer. I'm a trained belly dancer who has performed internationally on all continents. I live on my toes; dancing, jumping, moving, encouraging and teaching others to dance is what keeps me happy.
I’ve been fortunate in my travels across the globe to work with fantastic talents, and I regularly work with professional and budding photographers alike. I take pride and professionalism in each shoot, I try to make it fun and engaging for everyone involved. Find me a place to plug in my iPod and let me transport you to a magical world. Modeling dance has become inherent for me, posing subconsciously and moving to the music in my head.
I'm always game for trying new things, challenging myself and creating images that evoke emotion, thought and beauty.
I bring something very special to the shoot, one that many models are not comfortable with but for which I am in my element– VIDEO! Belly dance video! Bring out your video cameras, because Belly dance is an art form that best expresses itself in movement, music, costume and sensuality.
For the uninitiated, I'll teach you how to create stunning films.
Preferred form of communication: email
(send me a link with your email please)
Working with me:
Because feeding off one another's creative energy is so important, I tend to be gentle, attentive, and gracious. I put a lot of effort into developing a sincere rapport with each person I collaborate with. For this reason, I find that I sincerely enjoy working with the same people again and again. But at times I have found that my friendly demeanor and comfort with my body can send mixed messages, so let me be clear: I am here for a higher purpose other than desire.
I am an open book. The way I interact with you is the way that I interact with everybody. More importantly, I am in a wonderful, long term, committed relationship.
Belly dance performance is an artistic outlet and a way to inspire women whose figures are not according to perfect "model" standards... so No Stock or Pay site content! No Nudes, trashy lingerie, or Gore
. I want to create fine dance art and tell stories! Lets keep everything pretty and tasteful! My acting agency doesn’t allow me to do nude images with anyone, so don’t even bring up the subject. Sorry. (Note: My email and MM profile is managed and screened by my belly-dance secretary service, so if it contains proposals for projects I'm not into, your message wouldn't even reach me --Nathalie.)
COMPENSATION: This is currently my full time job and sole source of income. Though I sincerely understand the many reasons for TFP/CD arrangements, I simply DO NOT shoot/perform on a trade basis
. If for whatever reason you think we have a trade shoot booked, then without a doubt, there has been a misunderstanding.
My rates are as follows: $125/hr (2 hr minimum) $300/3 hours, and $700/ 8hr day for mainly photos, and stipend of $1,000 per day for mainly film or video.
I DO NOT offer reduced rates. I am very flexible with how we arrange this. You can for example, invite other photographers, pay for my plane ticket or my hotel (at dollar for dollar trade and I stay at the safest cheapest hotels), etc.
I am available to travel anywhere in the US or worldwide. I have a valid passport and I am able to travel on very reduced airfare.. If you would like to set up a shoot, message me.. let's make it happen! (Please know that minimum half or full day booking is required)
NOTE TO OTHER DANCERS/MODELS: If you are new to the industry or are just having a hard time making this a worthwhile endeavor, please get in touch with me. It seems that we all learn the same lessons and if I can help you avoid some of the hard and potentially damaging ones, I would love to help! Send me an email and I shall tell you all that I know, or maybe you can even join my troupe. I have helped many fellow dancers with various issues and I am happy to do what I can.
AMATEURS: If you have never shot a belly dancer before, don't hesitate to contact me. I mean it. I am happy to help you set your lights, make wardrobe decisions, and allow you to simply focus on getting comfortable shooting belly dancers without any extra worries! I have been told again and again that I am good at putting first time shooters at ease while helping them to get shots they can feel good about. I feel good about that.
SHOOT CONFIRMATIONS: Once you're in my calendar you can count on me to show up!!! ABSOLUTELY no email confirmations because I might not look at email for several days. I know models can be flaky, but I'm not. If you are in my calendar, I will show up. If I am going to be so much as 10 min late I shall call you.
I only respond to messages regarding bookings.
Calls will not be made / accepted until the following has been discussed:
- Name and/or Company
- Contact info (number, email, website)
- Location of assignment
- Job Description including attire / usage
- Whether hair and make-up is provided
If you send me a message that you are interested in working with me I will assume you read my profile and are willing to pay for my services.
PLEASE NOTE: $150 cancellation fee applies to ANY booking that is cancelled. A higher fee is dependent on the duration of the booking. Thanks!
I accept PayPal for shoot deposits/payments/cancellation fees.
- toured worldwide with the Bellydance Superstars produced by Miles Copeland
- dance background in Jazz, Hip Hop, Tap, Ballet, and Belly Dance.
- principal actor with the Avalon Players' Shakespeare Company
- several commercials including a national commercial for AT&T Yellow Pages.
- cast in several feature films and is SAG Eligible.
All over the USA and Canada
Europe: Spain, Italy, France, Belgium, Scotland, England, Monaco
Asia: Japan, China, Taiwan
Middle East: Morocco, Dubai
"A true professional, she makes it look gracefully easy. She is fun and inspiring to work with! "-- Robert Domondon, Photographer.
"Nathalie was a GREAT addition to my party. I had an arabian nights themed graduation party and I knew that adding the touch of a belly dancer would be perfect. Nathalie is an amazing dancer and she really does the belly dancing art form justice. She is not only a beautiful dancer, but she was also a beautiful and well spirited performer, making sure to mingle with all my guests, from young to old, and keeping everyone satisfied. Her moves were so unique and on point, and it got everyone in the mood to dance. I LOVED HER. I will most definitely use her again." - Maisa M
"She was an excellent performer, Sweet to work with, professional, and stunning. As a professional event company, we are delighted to have added her to our roster of talent." - Jud Y
"Nathalie was great. She is extremely professional and very talented. She made all my guests feel comfortable and was so helpful with each and every one of them. I will be hiring her again for future events. Her personality is fantastic!" - Renee A