Natalie hails from sunny South Florida where she first fell in love with acting and the arts. Aptly named after Natalie Wood, her creative side was nurtured by her parents who influenced her with their own love of art and theater and allowed her to pursue acting and dance training from a young age. Natalie continued her acting training in the theater departments of Bak Middle School of the Arts and Dreyfoos School of the Arts during her school years. She has performed as a dancer all over the South Florida community at events such as TurtleFest, the Palm Beach Cultural Council Showcase, and even at a Miami Heat game.
In 2013, Natalie decided to make the big move to New York City where she completed the Two Year Conservatory program at The American Academy of Dramatic Arts. She was also a member of their 2015/16 Academy Company performing in plays from Really, Really by Paul Downs Colaizzo and Middletown by Will Eno to Sam Shepard's A Lie of the Mind and Shakespeare's Twelfth Night.
In New York, Natalie was seen in a sold out run at The Arctic Group's Fridge Fest at IRT Theater starring in Steve McMahon's one act sad indie love song which played alongside Nick and Zoe, a new one act by Daniel Talbott. These two shows also played on the same bill again December 2017 in Catskill, New York at The Bridge Street Theatre as The Fridge Plays. In 2017, Natalie was also seen in a reading of Steve McMahon's full length play Settling at Origin Theatre Company as part of their Annual Cultural Symposium and in Random Access Theatre's first repertory season, Resistance and Rebellion in Rep, most notably playing Ismene in a new adaptation of Antigone written and directed by Victoria Teague.
Most recently, Natalie spent her summer training with The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey as an Acting Apprentice in their Summer Professional Training Program where along with classes, workshops, and hands-on crew experience, she had the opportunity to share the lead role of Imogen in Cymbeline, the Final Project of this year’s program.