Natalie Tursi holds a Bachelor’s degree in Dance from Hofstra University. She trained with Gus beginning at age 13 as she was selected to be one of the first "Power Pak" dancers with Starpower. She credits Gus for teaching her about strength, power, and dancing full out. Tursi has danced with the following companies: Gus Giordano Jazz Dance Chicago, Thodos Dance Chicago, Aerial Dance Chicago, Level One, and currently performs with Dance in The Parks. She appeared on the cover of Dance Spirit Magazine. Tursi is dedicated to all of her students and loves seeing them master new skills. She is a creative choreographer and performer and receives her inspiration from her students.