Natalie Grigson

Natalie G.

Austin, TX
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Natalie delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 9+

Teaching since:
2016

Oh, hello! I'm Natalie. I'm an author, illustrator, speaker, teacher, dog mom, and improviser.

I've been doing improv for about seven years now, and have been writing professionally for nearly a decade. I've had some cool improv experiences over the years - including that one weird time where I was in a weekly show with my troupe on the island of Bali - and today, have written seven books, including the bestselling Peter Able series.

Now, I want to share what I love about improv and creative writing with you! I have lead many workshops and classes for students anywhere from seven to seventy. In my classes, I'll also be using a lot of Authentic Relating* and circling to dive into any creative blocks you might have, and really feel into what's alive.

By the end of our time together, you'll feel more present, more embodied, connected to yourself, confident, and hopefully, will have had a whole lot of fun!

*Authentic Relating and circling are tools for deep connection, vulnerability, and honesty. I am a trained Authentic Relating facilitator and would love to create a safe and welcoming space to guide you into what's alive.

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Experience

Owner
May 2018 - Present
Present Company

At Present Company, we help teens and teachers get more connected, embodied, and centered - no cell phones involved.

We use Authentic Relating games, circling, and mindfulness tools in our classes, workshops, and events.

Children's Film/Theater Teacher
Jan 2018 - Present
Just Imagine Productions

Teaching Assistant
Jan 2018 - Present
Merlin Works Improv

Authentic Relating Facilitator
Jan 2017 - Present
Authentic Revolution

Columnist
Dec 2016 - Present
Elephant Journal

Novelist
May 2013 - Present
Books!

Education

Creative Writing
Aug 2005 - Dec 2009
St. Edward's University

Photos & Videos

Hello! Here is a video so that you can see I am truly a human, and not a very smart dog with a computer.
A nice place to find one of your books.

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Teaching a workshop on mindfulness and self love (topics covered in my two latest books) to middle school students.

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Teaching a writing workshop to highschoolers.

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Improv!

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A presentation on the power of fun and story-telling in Shanghai, China.

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An interactive reading and workshop to celebrate this book's release.

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Author Goal - achieved. :-)

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Author Goal - achieved. :-)
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4 Reviews

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Corey Jun 14, 2018
Improv Comedy · In studio

I so enjoyed the improv class I took with Natalie at the Texas Authentic Relating Retreat this past weekend! Natalie was playful and present and explained the games clearly. Even though it was a single class, she had us do scene work right off the bat, even with some of us being beginning improvisors. Her approach of using games and exercises to ease into it really took the edge off my fear of doing "big scary improv scenes." I had so much fun and laughed a LOT. I would definitely take another improv class with her again!! Thanks Natalie!!

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Connor Jun 13, 2018
Improv Comedy · In studio

I've done improv work in the past but it's been quite a while, and I've found the idea to be intimidating lately. Natalie, however, was a fabulous instructor - she was fun, engaging, and eased the class from warm ups into more complex exercises seamlessly. I learned a bunch of new games and some new twists on old favorites - this class inspired hands down the funniest moments of my entire weekend retreat :)

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Tim Feb 6, 2018
Creative Writing · In studio

Natalie is a gifted, prolific writer whose patience, kindness and honest feedback leave a considerable impression. Don’t hesistate to take a course from her.

Shana Feb 2, 2018
Improv Comedy · In studio

Natalie has been doing improv for YEARS with all ages. She is kind, thoughtful, and creative. I run an improv school and got to know her as a student. It's exciting that she's offering lessons of her own!

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