Natasha Kusch was born in Nikopol (Ukraine).
From 1998 to 2000 she started her career in Opera and Ballet Theatre in Dnepropetrovsk (Ukraine), after she moved to Vienna (Austria) in order to study classical ballet with her Russian ballet teacher Shida Mubaryakova. From 2005 to 2013, she was member and soloist in the ballet of the Vienna opera under Gyula Harangozo and later Manuel Legris.
Her desire to move to Australia started when she danced the “Corsaire” pas de deux with Daniel Gaudiello at a ballet gala in 2012. In 2013, she took the first opportunity to work as a principal dancer with the Queensland Ballet under Li Cunxin. In 2015, she reached her goal to join the Australian Ballet under David McAllister.
Natalya has also toured internationally to Austria, Germany, Italy, Egypt, Australia, Japan,
Her first small roles were one of the 4 cygnets in “Swan Lake” (Nureyev), a gipsy in “Romeo and Juliet” (Cranko), Princess Stephanie in “Mayerling” (MacMillan), Olga in “Onegin” (Cranko), Blie Bird in “Sleeping beauty” (Peter Wright), Friends in “Don Quixote” (Rudolf Nurejew), Flüte solo in “Suite en Blanc (Serge Lifar), Pas de deux of “PAQUITA” (Pierre Lacotte).
Her main roles include:
“Giselle” (Elena Tschernischova),
Sylphide and Effie in “Sylphide” (Pierre Lacotte),
“Romeo and Juliet” (Nureyev and MacMillan),
Clara and Sugar Plum Fairy in “Nutcracker” (Nureyev and Stevenson),
Swanilda in “Coppelia”,
Hermia in "Midsummer Night Dream" (Jorma Elo),
and the ballerina in “The Concert” (Robbins).
She also danced various neo-classical and contemporary choreographies like “Rubies” (Balanchine), “In the Night” and “Glass pieses” (Robbins), “Vertiginous Thrill” (Forsythe), and “A million kisses” (Dawson).
Her most important choreographers include John Cranko, Kenneth MacMillan, Rudolf Nureyev, George Balanchine, Jerome Robbins, William Forsythe, Peter Wright and Ben Stevenson.