CDP's Founder and National Director, Natalie Chernow, is recognized as the leading college dance team expert in the nation, as well as one of the most in demand choreographers in the nation. With over 15 years of dance team experience, she has been through all the stages of a college dance team: auditioning, making the team, becoming captain, running auditions, choreographing, coaching at the collegiate level and now coaching at the professional level in the NFL. She spends most her time on planes, flying around the country and sitting down with college coaches to find out exactly what it takes to make their team.
Natalie attended the University of Arizona where she studied Business Marketing in the Eller School of Business. She was on the Pomline all four years, serving as co-captain her junior year, and captain her senior year. She served as head choreographer for the team, and was recognized for her contribution to the program by receiving the coveted Pride of Arizona MVP award her senior year. In addition, she choreographed the team’s jazz nationals routine as a young freshman, as well as the hip hop routine her senior year.
She has worked with the Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders, Tampa Bay Buccanneers, Miami HEAT Dancers, Orlando Magic dancers, and has choreographed performances for Flo Rida and Prince Royce. Most recently, she choreographed the 300 dancer halftime for Marc Anthony at the first ever El Clasico soccer match in the USA.
Currently, Natalie resides in Miami, Florida. She served as the Head Coach and Choreographer of the Hurricanettes Dance Team at the University of Miami for 5 seasons and has since moved to the NFL, serving as the Coach and Choreographer of the internationally recognized Miami Dolphins Cheerleaders.
In addition to running College Dance Prep, Natalie also runs CDP's sister company, Pro Dance Prep, which helps train dancers auditioning for pro teams.