About Natalie Andrews
Natalie Andrews is a singer, actress, producer, writer, and teaching artist currently based in Phoenix, Arizona. Being a shy, sensitive and somewhat intense child growing up in Louisville, KY, she found an outlet and home in the performing arts starting in elementary school when she joined her school choir. From there her interests quickly developed into pure passion and her after school hours became consumed with all things theatre, music and dance. She attended the Youth Performing Arts High School where it became evident that creativity would be a lifelong pursuit.
She received her BFA in Theatre Performance from the University of Oklahoma, School of Drama. During her time at OU, she was part of the American debut production of “Ernestine Schuswap Gets Her Trout” by Tomson Highway which gained national recognition and was awarded a performance at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. as part of the American College Theatre Festival. She has also performed with several professional theatre companies including Music Theatre Louisville, Kentucky Opera, OU Repertory and Southwest Shakespeare Company. She currently serves as Vice President of The Bridge Initiative: Women in Theatre and regularly contributes to their productions both onstage and behind the scenes.
Natalie has over a decade of teaching experience and has taught for Walden Theatre, Infinity Music and Arts, the French Ministry of Education, Phoenix Conservatory of Music, Estrella Mountain Community College, and Idyllwild Arts. She was also an adjunct professor of Voice and Movement for the University of Oklahoma, School of Drama from 2012-2013 teaching alongside her mentor voice teacher and friend, Rena Cook.
Natalie is a member of NAfME, the National Association for Music Education and was a presenter at the 2015 Berklee City Music Summit at Columbia College for research on the creative process. In addition, she is a certified yoga instructor and regularly incorporates principles from this training in her curriculum.