The National Girls Self-Esteem Program


 Classes 6 days a week
Main Studio Located At:
4625 44th St. 95820

NaTalia Johnson Conservatory of Ballet and G-SEP Academy of Dance and Arts

The NaTalia Johnson Conservatory of Ballet emphasizes artistry and develops technical ability and strength.  NJC has classes for beginner-advance dancers.  Our challenging curriculum trains each dancer to use his or her muscles in a way that is both technically correct and safe.  Our pure classical ballet training allows students to develop clean lines and improve posture. Whether one desires to dance professionally or purely for personal fulfillment, our classes build self-esteem. Taught in a culturally diverse, encouraging and accepting environment by Prima Ballerina NaTalia Johnson, our dancers learn discipline and how to carry themselves with poise, grace and dignity.

Creative Movement: Creative movement is a class tailored to our 2 ½ to 6-year-old tiny dancers This class emphasizes the creative art of dance, tap and gymnastics while providing an exciting new learning environment. Class also includes use of props and activities designed to introduce dance and movement.  Skills learned and carried beyond the dance classes include communication skills, memory development, and social involvement.  Must be potty trained. 

Ballet: Ballet classes are offered from a beginner level to advance children-adult. Students are taught proper body placement, body alignment, barre and center floor work, along with across the floor combinations. Beginner classes introduce vocabulary, proper alignment, and classical ballet technique. Advanced classes include adagio and allegro work, and combinations using balance, strength, and style. In addition Pointe is offered. All students are urged to study ballet, as it is the foundation of all other dance styles and facilitates further success in these disciplines. Ballet is the leading exercise of many professional athletes ranging from football to track.         

Street Jazz and Hip Hop:  Freestyle dance style and is the element of hip hop that is often seen in music videos.  Learn not only popular dances but also which dance moves are socially appropriate in a welcoming and hip environment. 

Tap: Broadway tap focuses on musical theater. TBA

Praise Dance: Combines classical ballet, jazz, modern and African dance from a Christian prospective. Classes and professional praise team, “Feats of Praise.”

Tumbling: This is a class is designed for beginner tumblers. Introductory to tumbling positions, drills, and movements such as tuck, straddle, bridge, handstand, forward roll, cartwheel, round off and back handspring along with some strengthening and flexibility.  Students will begin to develop a basic comprehension of a standing back handspring. Proper form and technique is stressed regardless of age.

Cheer/Pom/Majorette/Baton: Sacramento Royalettes The Sacramento Royalettes is a faith based dance and spirit team for women and girls age 2 and up.  There are three squads, majorette/baton 2-6, cheerleader ages 5-12, teen and adult dance team 13 and up.  Tryouts TBA.

Ballet Conservatory Dress Code:   In Line with the legacy of the Dance Theatre of Harlem and Alvin Ailey Professional schools and companies, female dancers accepted into the conservatory are to wear tights and ballet shoes that match the color of their legs, so as to create a clean line.  Black or pink leotards will be assigned based on class placement, as well as instructions on what color tights and shoes that are to be worn.   Boys are to wear a white T-Shirt, black shorts and black ballet shoes.  

Hair: Boys must be well groomed with hair pulled back if needed.  Female dancers are to wear their hair in a neat bun with a hair net if needed.    

Professional Conduct: The NaTalia Johnson Conservatory of Dance will be run as a professional dance academy.  No Prima Donna Parents or students allowed.  If you are asked to leave our conservatory due to misconduct, you will not receive a refund. Professional conduct regulations will be shared with each student accepted into the academy. 

Review the dance schedule.  Do not register if your life/work schedule conflicts with the conservatory schedule.  Additional class opportunities will be offered at no charge to the student.

Ballet scholarships: The Ballet Conservatory has a scholarship program for students who have demonstrated professional potential and whose financial situations necessitate assistance with expenses. Scholarships range from ballet class tuition only, to awards to be applied to tuition.

Nutcracker Auditions: Are held in October 

NaTalia Johnson NJC Artistic Director

Artistic Director NaTalia Johnson has danced with Dance Theatre of Harlem, Urban Ballet Theater, Ballet Noir, Ballet Lubbock, Renaissance Ballet and Collage Dance Collective and studied at Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. She has taught dance throughout the United States to include but not limited to, the Harlem School of the Arts in New York, Dance Theatre of Harlem, Urban Ballet Theater, Henry Street Settlement Abrons Arts Center, Debbie Allen Dance Academy and has taught and choreographed in the public school system in New York.   Having taught master ballet classes from New York to San Francisco and abroad, Ms. NaTalia has trained several students who have competed successfully in the Youth American Grand Prix Ballet Competition. Ms. NaTalia was a competitive Gymnast, plays the piano, sings and acts. Past modeling jobs include two spreads in Dance Magazine, The Ballerina Project, Brian Mengini, Lois Greenfield, Brandon Taylor Johnson, Capezio, Dance Wear, and Sansha Magazines.  Her commercial/ad work includes Payless Shoes, MCI, Benetton, South Plains Mall, Methodist Children's Hospital, Sesame Street, Dillard's Department Store, Kids Gap and many more.

She has played lead roles in shows from New York, to Texas and starred as Pearl, in "Pearl" at the Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles.  Having danced the lead in numerous ballets, some of Ms. NaTalia’s favorite performances include Don Quixote, Serenade, Swan Lake, Pearl, and the Nutcracker Ballet. 

In December of 2013 Ms. NaTalia choreographed and danced the lead in Sacramento’s Nutcracker in Oak Park at the Guild Theater.  The sold out performances played to over 600 people in its premiere year. 

The Texas native has been technically and artistically trained and mentored under Debbie Allen, Dance Theatre of Harlem founder Arthur Mitchell, Frederick Franklin, Danny Catanach, Suzanne Aker, John Packard, Fernando Bujones, Yvonne Racz, Nathalie Krassovska from the Ballet Russe and the Intentionally loved and revered Prima Ballerina Assoluta Eva Evdokimova. Ms. NaTalia is excited to bring her professional ballet experience to Northern California. 

Ms. NaTalia was offered a scholarship to the prestigious Juilliard School of the arts, yet chose to dance professionally with Dance Theatre of Harlem at the age of 17. She danced throughout Europe, has performed on national television at the White House before the President of the United States, twice invited to perform at the Gala of International Dance Stars and has performed with LeAnn Rimes, Aretha Franklin, Jennifer Lopez, Raven Symone, Todrick Hall, Debbie Allen, Tichina Arnold,Vanessa Bell Calloway, Rock Legend Eddie Money and for the late great Michael Jackson.

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