Natsumi Sophia Bellali grew up in Montreal, Canada, and trained at the Ballet Montreal Performing Arts School under the direction of Paula Urrutia. She graduated from the Certificate Program at The Ailey School in May 2017. She has had the opportunity to work with Ephrat Asherie, Brice Mousset, Matthew Rushing, Clifton Brown, Jon Ole Olstad, and Jacqulyn Buglisi, and to perform works by Alvin Ailey. She has also been working with Michiyaya Dance, as she was in the original cast of the company’s founding work Project V (5). Natsumi was an understudy dancer for The Hard Nut 2017 with the Mark Morris Dance Group, and is thrilled to be on faculty at the Mark Morris Dance Center.
The mission of the Mark Morris Dance Group is to develop, promote, and sustain dance, music, and opera productions by Mark Morris and to serve as a cultural resource to engage and enrich the community.