Natalie Lacuesta


1998 Rhythmic Senior National Champion
1997 Rhythmic Senior National Champion
1995 Rhythmic Junior National Champion
1994 Rhythmic Junior National Champion

Hometown: Wilmette, Ill.
Residence: Wilmette, Ill.
Birth Date/Place: November 15, 1981/Chicago, Ill.
Club: Rhythmic Gems
Coach: Lana Lashoff, Galina Burns, Milena Gladkov
School: University of Michigan
Year in School: Sophomore (Fall '00)
Major: Dance and Business/Communications
Began Rhythmic Gymnastics: 1988
Years on National Team: 7 (1993-01)
Favorite Apparatus:
Hobbies: Writing poetry, dancing, listening to music, going out with friends, spending time with sister.



Natalie is one of two daughters born to Rodolfo and Evelyn Lacuesta. She is a two-time senior and junior national champion. Natalie and her older sister both started out as figure skaters but switched to rhythmic gymnastics. She enjoys writing poetry and her favorite subjects are math and French. Natalie's favorite book is The Stranger by Albert Camus. She is an accomplished ballerina and plans on a career in the performing arts.

International Competition

National Competition

updated: 21-January-01