Natalie Young (she/her) is a multi-disciplinary artist and educator based in NYC. She graduated summa cum laude from New York University with her Bachelor of Music in Music Theatre Vocal Performance and a minor in Applied Theatre. Natalie has over 15 years of experience as a musical theatre performer and over 5 years of experience as a private voice teacher. Natalie's conservatory education informs her teaching praxis, which cultivates a balance between anatomy & pedagogy, cultural musical contexts, and exploratory play. She is trained in verbatim ethnodrama, educational theatre, and traditional techniques. She is currently a teaching artist in residence with Brooklyn Acting Lab, specializing in early childhood theatre education and musical theatre.
As a theatre-maker, Natalie's collaborative praxis includes applied theatre facilitation, curriculum development, performance, directing, and dramaturgy/new work development. She is passionate about theater as a resource for comprehensive education, community engagement, and socio-cultural investigation. She believes theatre belongs to the communities it serves and incorporates community collaboration into all of her practices. As a disabled person, Natalie is an avid advocate for accessibility and representation in creative and administrative arts environments.
In her free time, you'll find Natalie practicing guitar, researching a new project, or playing with her dog, Mocca!
Photo by Ian Pekar.