Natalia Rueda

Dancer. Instructor. Choreographer. Coach

Lindy Hop. Jazz. Balboa. Blues. West Coast Swing

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"if you have never danced with Natalia, or taken a class with her, you're missing out on a world of possibilities. Don't walk, RUN to seek her out for a class. You WILL be inspired!"
Kofi Arthiabah. Dance Student.
Ottawa, Canada


Well known for her vivacious yet highly technical teaching style, Natalia began teaching Lindy Hop at the age of 17 with the Ottawa Swing Dance Society. Shortly after, she co-founded Ottawa's only dedicated Swing school, Swing Dynamite, where she taught and mentored students and teachers for 8 years.

Natalia has been an international Swing instructor for over a decade, and has taught all over Canada, the USA, Mexico, and Europe. Natalia is fluent in English, French, and her mother tongue, Spanish. While Natalia specializes in teaching Lindy Hop and Balboa,she has expertise in a wide range of dance styles, including Blues, Shag and West Coast Swing.

Natalia competes and teaches with a variety of dance partners. Her primary partners are Zack Richard (Canada), Daniel Newsome (USA), and Byron Alley (Canada). Frequently, she also teaches and coaches independently; most recently, she completed two summer teaching residencies: in Vancouver, Canada (2016) and in Nijmegen, Netherlands (2017).

To book Natalia for workshop weekends or private lessons please go to: Contact.