Nathaly Prieto was born in La Habana, Cuba, where she began her training at the National School of Ballet Alejo Carpentier. At age 15 she danced in the production of Giselle with The Cuban Classical Ballet of Miami. She joined the Thomas Armour Youth Ballet in 2007, where she performed several lead roles in Don Quixote, Paquita, La Bayadère, and Le Corsaire under the direction of Ruth Wiesen. Nathaly received her Associates in Arts from New World School of the Arts in Miami, Florida. She attended the Dance Theatre of Harlem and Joffrey Ballet School summer intensives in New York City. Nathaly was a member of the Joffrey Ballet School Performance Company from 2011 to 2012 under the directorship of Davis Robertson. Throughout her career, Nathaly has performed works by acclaimed choreographers such as Septime Webre, Stuart Sebastian, Stephen Mills, Gerald Arpino, Ron Cunningham, Africa Guzman, Robert Garland, Jessica Lang, Amy Seiwert, and Jiří Kylián. Nathaly joined Dayton Ballet in 2012 and is looking forward to her eighth season with the company.
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