Natasha's extensive resume includes both directing and teaching in academic and professional theaters for the past 20 years. Her cultural, pedagogical and artistic strength encourages work by individuals who identify as members of communities under-represented in the field of performing arts. She has directed and designed curriculum focusing on new play development, digital/multimedia theater, social practice, devised theater, musical theater, collaborative creation, Indigenous, Latinx, Asian-American, African-American and/or intercultural performance, Devised Theatre and reimagining Contemporary and Classical plays. Natasha has lectured at Rutgers, teaches workshops in both New York City and Los Angeles and is a private acting coach.
Some Professional Workshops taught include Theaterlab, NYC, LaMama, E.T.C. (Umbria, Italy), The Lost Studio Theater, Los Angeles, Northern Illinois University, Rutgers, Claro Talent (Phila), Sycamore Rouge, Virginia Commonwealth University, Theater Virginia and Kansas City University. She has also performed and trained actors for real patient case scenarios in medical simulations as a professional standardized patient for the National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners, Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates, The University of California Irvine, UCLA, USC, HEA and Consultant in management training, curriculum development and coaching for companies such as Six Flags, The Competitiveness Improvement Company, Bradley Media, Historic Philadelphia, and the School of Audio Engineering in NYC.
She has presented at Conferences such as MATC, Underground Howl, NYC, Young Women's Caucus, NEA, NCHE and the LGBTQ focus group for ATHE and has been awarded Faculty Excellence in Teaching and several grants to fund her dramatic writing and performance work such as the prestigious Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation (Center for the Performing Arts) Innovation Grant for the solo show she wrote, performed and directed, "Confessions of a Synesthetic Sailor; An Interactive Journey Through High Seas". The show opened for the second time in NY to a successful run at Theaterlab, NYC.
She has also performed and taught in Los Angeles at venues such as Sacred Fools Theater, T.U. Studios, Greenlight Productions, The Lost Studio Theater, and collaborated on projects with faculty at Loyola Marymount University, USC, UC Irvine. She has served as a guest lecturer teaching Acting at Chapman University and developed and taught classes at William Jewell and Oxnard College. Natasha has extensive professional resume, directing and teaching in both academic and professional theaters for the past 20 years, including directing new works.