Natalie is a poet, filmmaker, writer, travel junkie, visual artist, & all around creative juggernaut based in Los Angeles, CA. In life & in art she is drawn to the slightly strange & off-kilter.
Her literary work seeks to explore the experience of language by investigating its etymological & emotional sources; & blurring the lines between fact, fiction, & memory. As an image maker & film/video creator Natalie focuses on putting diverse voices front & center, while exploring a wide range of forms from narrative, to documentary, to experimental.
Before transitioning behind the camera she was classically trained as an actor & is an alumna of the Andrew Wood Acting Studio & the Beverley Hills Playhouse in Los Angeles; as well as the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London.
Natalie holds a Certificate in Classical Acting from RADA; a B.A. in Literary Studies/Poetry from Eugene Lang College, The New School for Liberal Arts; & an M.F.A in Hybrid Poetry from California Institute of the Arts. Her manuscript, missoula., was recently named a semi-finalist for the Tarpaulin Sky Book Prize, & she was previously a Pushcart Prize nominee. She regularly publishes poetry, creative criticism, & prose. In addition to her myriad other pursuits, she is currently over a year into a poem-a-day project, with no end in sight.
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