Nathalie Nordquist was born in Stockholm, Sweden. She studied with the Royal Swedish Ballet School before joining the Royal Swedish Ballet in 1998. She was appointed soloist in 2001 and principal 2005. She has guest danced as Lise in La fille mal gardée (Frederick Ashton) with the Australian Ballet in 2004. She can be seen on DVD as Odette/Odile in Swan Lake with Royal Swedish Ballet.
Aurora in Sleeping Beauty, Hermia in Neumeier's A Midsummer Nights Dream, Odette/Odile in Swan Lake, title role in MacMillan's Manon, Maria in Preljocaj's Annonciation, Peasant Pas de deux in Giselle, Kajsa in Cullberg's The Rein Deer, Phrosine in Cramér/Skeeping's Dans-Vurmen, Olga in Cranko's Onegin, Gamzatti in La Bayadère, and other roles in ballets by Twyla Tharp, Merce Cunningham, William Forsythe, John Neumeier, George Balanchine, Frederick Ashton, Krzysztof Pastor and Jiri Kylian.