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. With over 20 years of dance team experience, she has been through all the stages of the collegiate dance team process: auditioning, making the team, becoming captain, running auditions, choreographing, coaching at the collegiate level and now coaching at the professional level in the NFL.
Natalie's collegiate journey began at the University of Arizona, where she auditioned for and successfully made the Pomline, dancing for the team all four years. She was chosen as the team's co-captain her junior year, and captain her senior year. She additionally served as head choreographer for the team, and choreographed the team's nationals routines during her time on the Pomline. She was recognized for her contribution to the program by receiving the coveted Pride of Arizona MVP award her senior year.
After completing college, Natalie moved to Miami, Florida to take over the University of Miami's Hurricanettes Dance Team. She served as head coach and choreographer of the team for 5 seasons, giving her extensive insight into how college coaches think and what helps dancers find success (or challenges) in auditioning at the collegiate level.
Currently, Natalie is in her 5th season as the coach and choreographer of the internationally known Miami Dolphins Cheerleaders. Her time in the NFL has furthered her unique expertise around all things auditions, and how to help dancers successfully make teams.
Natalie has worked with the Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders, Tampa Bay Buccanneers Cheerleaders, Denver Broncos Cheerleaders, Miami HEAT Dancers, Orlando Magic dancers, and has choreographed performances for Flo Rida and Prince Royce. She is most notably recognized for her high profile performances including a 300 dancer halftime for Marc Anthony at the first ever US El Clasico soccer match, and the 2022 opening ceremony performance at the F1 Grand Prix in Miami.
Natalie's unique expertise in the audition field has allowed her and the CDP team to help thousands of dancers make collegiate teams since CDP's inception in 2014.