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An Interview with NY choreographer Nathalie Matychak

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Jan.s:  Nathalie,  I met your father way back in the '70's when he was a sound engineer for the group 'Sha Na Na'. You are indirectly following in his footsteps ... having taken to the boards! Tell us about your training and your passion for dance....

Nathalie: Having a musical family has been an invaluable source for support and inspiration.  I was always encouraged to express myself and think outside the box when it came to my interests and career path.  I feel like a lot of my friends in the arts have had pressure from their parents to become doctors, lawyers, etc., but I never had that problem.  You want to fingerpaint on Grandma's canvas?  Okay!  You want to record a song in Dad's recording studio?  Cool!  You want to move to Manhattan so you can pursue a career in dance?  Let's do it!  And that's exactly what happened when I was 15 years old.  I had studied mostly ballet on Long Island, and had my sights on becoming a ballerina come …