Natalie (Soprano) currently holds a bachelor’s degree in Vocal Performance, as well as a master’s degree in Vocal Performance/Pedagogy from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette under Dr. Kristen Marchiafava. She was most recently seen on stage in the Midwestern Institute of Opera's "La boheme" as Musetta. Other notable roles include: the New York Lyric Opera Theatre’s “Die Zauberflöte” as Pamina, Gretel (Hansel and Gretel), Johanna (Sweeney Todd), Laetita (The Old Maid and the Thief), and Cosette (Les Miserables).
Natalie has performed in fabled venues such as Carnegie Hall, the Lincoln Center, and the National Opera Center. She has been the featured artist of “Modern Singer Magazine” in 2015 and 2019, as well as the featured artist in the August 2018 edition of “The Advertiser”. Natalie has placed 3rd in the 2014, 2015, and 2017 Tri-State National Association of Teachers of Singing competition, and was a 2017 and 2019 finalist in the Madame Rose Palmai-Tenser competition. She has been a part of masterclasses with Ms. Sandra Moon, Angela Brown, David Rosenmayer, and many others.
Natalie enjoys teaching a wide age range of students in both a large classroom setting and in private lessons. In the past, she has been the Children’s Music Teacher for Community Baptist Church’s summer camp, and currently teaches Class Voice I and II at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. She has musical directed several shows including: "Character Adventure" and "Seussical". Natalie's students consistently receive high awards at Solo and Ensemble, All-State Choir, and American Choral Directors Association. Her students have been cast in the roles of Christine (The Phantom of the Opera), Pumba (The Lion King), Amanda (Matilda), Ancestor (Mulan Jr.), Max (The Sound of Music), Dorothy (The Wizard of Oz), Jo Jo (Seussical), Katherine (Newsies), and Rapunzel (Into the Woods). Natalie is an active participant in voice and pedagogical research, having completed her latest thesis: Observations of the Private Voice Studio: Teaching Six Students Under 18 Over the Course of 10 Weeks. Natalie also enjoys dabbling in choreographing.