Daughter follows in Carlson-Gardner’s footsteps
“Moving in leaps and bounds!” That’s the way UW-Green Bay Theatre and Dance faculty member Denise Carlson-Gardner is describing her daughter Natalie’s career success. Dancer Natalie Gardner, 19, moved to Los Angles less than a year ago and has earned dance roles in commercials, TV pilots, a motion picture and, most recently, in a music video starring Tawj Mowry of the ABC Family sitcom “Baby Daddy.” Mowry’s first solo single/music video, “Flirt,” will be released on Tuesday (April 28). He and his dancers (including Natalie) will premiere “Flirt” on Fox TV’s “The Real” and ABC’s “Good Morning America” on the same day. Natalie Gardner can also be seen dancing in the national commercial for XL Energy Drink as well as in the motion picture “Straight Outta Compton” opening in theatres this summer.