Born in Russia, Natalia Chatilova studied at the Centre de danse international from 1975-1989, where she was taught classical and character dance (including Russian, Georgian, Spanish, Bulgarian, Greek, German, Mexican, Estonian, and Tsigane). In Saint Petersburg, she not only learned Flamenco but also danced with several folkloric and music groups.
She moved to Montreal in 1996, and two years later she founded the Rousskiye Ouzory dance company and participated in international festivals around the globe.
Natalia Chatilova is regularly invited, in and around the province, to teach seminars on folkloric dance. Since 2003, she is also a member on the board of Quebec’s Society for Heritage of Expression (SPEQ) for which she also acts as artistic director during the annual performances.
In 2005, she becomes part of the team at l’École supérieure.