Leverton received her early tap training from tap teacher Terry Wolter, and grandfather, Buster Cooper. Later she sought the training of Acia Gray in Austin, Barbara Phillips in San Antonio, and Jay Fagan in Chicago. Much of her exposure to the tap community was through tap festivals such as the Chicago Human Rhythm Project, and the Third Coast Rhythm Project.
She has had the privilege of studying with many professionals in the field, such as Derick K. Grant, Lane Alexander, Bril Barrett, Henry LeTang, Sam Weber, Nicole Hockenberry, Dianne Walker, Gregory Hines, and Yuji Uragami. In 2010, she received the Gene, Louise, and Fred Kelly Tap Teacher Scholarship.
Co-Director, Director Of Acting
Natalie has worked with a number of local companies, including Second Thought Theatre, Shakespeare Dallas, Theatre Three, Dallas Actors Lab, The Ochre House, and Watertower Theater. In 2001, she was awarded Top Female Performance by D Magazine for her performance in Red Light Winter at Second Thought Theater. She was also featured in Dallas Observer’s 2012 People Issue as The Showstopper. Natalie has starred in a long list of commercials, biopics, and short films you’ve likely never seen and looks forward to working on things you will see.
Director of Music
Nick is a two-time nominee for the Dallas Observer Music Awards for Best Guitarist. Nick also enjoys expanding his musical vocabulary through composition with his own trio, aptly named the Nick Earl Trio. A recent collaboration with the Contemporary Ballet Dallas resulted in Nick’s re-imagined version of Igor Stravinsky’s Firebird, a fully-staged contemporary ballet, which debuted in 2015. When not touring and composing, Nick enjoys teaching with Strout Studios and the Choreo Records Youth Ensemble. He is also an accomplished artist and spends a good deal of time at his desk inking portraits.