Natalie Elaine Isaacs

Master of Fine Arts in Dance: Creative Practice


Graduating With Honors


Konawa, Oklahoma

While earning my degree, my greatest supporters were

I am blessed to have the loving support of my family, Micah, Eleanor and Ezekiel and my mom, Teresa. I'm grateful those who helped while I was in residency: Clint, Drew, Phyllis, Jessa, Jon, Ben, Natalie and Darryl. I am thankful for my MFA family and SMC dance faculty who supported me. Special thanks to Dr. Victoria Dansby for believing in me and encouraging me to pursue my MFA in Dance.

My favorite SMC memory is

I loved all of the late nights and adventures with my MFA family. I appreciate the dance faculty for making sure we were able to study with and learn from some of the most influential people in our field. Those experiences are priceless and will guide me for life.

I'm looking forward to most

After graduation, I hope to slow down and enjoy more time with my kids, family and friends.
Creativity takes courage.
— Henri Matisse