Natalie Elder is a musical theater writer, performer, and teacher. Born and raised in California and living in New York, their ultimate goal is a bicoastal existence.
Natalie’s writing, like their soul, is quirky, eclectic, playful, and queer. Their songs have been heard at Barrington Stage Company, the Chance Theater, Green Room 42, Two River Theater, and more. Natalie and collaborator John Brooks were chosen to be part of the 2018 New Voices Project at New Musicals, Inc. in Los Angeles.
They are a triple-threat teacher with experience directing, music directing, and choreographing, as well as instructing voice, acting, and dance. They’ve taught for companies like Musical Theatre West, McCoy Rigby Conservatory for the Arts, and NIA Community Services Network, and have brought quality performing arts education to students from ages 3-18.
In addition to their work on the stage and in the classroom, they have also consulted on marketing and social media for theater organizations and productions.
They hold a B.A. in Drama from UC Irvine, an M.F.A. in Musical Theater Writing from NYU Tisch, and a cute dog named Rye.