Natalie Sallee

Natalie S.

Evanston, IL
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
Big presentation? Important meeting? Let's work on breathing and balance and how to project your voice under pressure without straining yourself.

About Natalie S.

Hi there! Thank you for taking the time to check out my teaching profile!

**Due to COVID-19, my studio is unavailable for lessons and I am social distancing, but I am more than happy to work with you online!

Note: I work as the program director for a park district in south Evanston and am required to have a federal background check on file. Please let me know if you would like a copy and I will happily forward it to you!

A bit about me:
I am a working Chicago actress originally from Indianapolis, IN. I graduated from Ball State University with a B.A. in Acting. For three years I lived in Los Angeles pursuing opportunities in film and television. I am a member of SAG/AFTRA and with the help of my agents and manager, I worked on many t.v. shows including Numbers, Commander and Chief and McBride (starring John Larroquette). After realizing how much I missed being on stage, I moved to New York City. I spent two years performing off Broadway before finally landing in Chicago to attend graduate school. In 2013, I earned my M.F.A. in Acting from the Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University. Currently, I am Co-Artistic Director and Director of New Works with The Arc Theatre. Additionally, I direct plays for other prominent theatre companies in the city. I am capable of teaching a variety of theatre skills, including classical techniques, performance of literature and speaking voice.

A bit about you:
YOU are a new actor, an experienced actor or "getting-back-into-the-swing-of-it" actor. YOU need help with an upcoming camera or theatre audition, choosing new monologues, developing a script, exploring different techniques, or understanding this fantastic business.

YOU are excited, scared and most importantly READY TO DIVE IN!

I am here for YOU!


*** Lesson Details ***
I am extremely laid back and open to trying new things. In a lesson, you can expect to bravely explore the world of acting in a safe, nurturing environment. I believe in the "YES" philosophy- anything is possible and everything is valid in developing a creative life. There are no wrong answers! Just millions of GOOD questions. Acting is DOING and through trial error, anyone with the drive and determination can be a successful performer. I will instill the confidence and skills you need to take the next step in your acting career- whatever that may be!

*** Studio Equipment ***
I have a growing library of books on acting, auditioning and play scripts. I am happy to loan you material and use any of my resources to further your learning.

*** Travel Equipment ***
We can both provide music, books and props as needed.

*** Specialties ***
Shakespeare, Contemporary, Film, Dialects
*Linklater-Trained

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Popi
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Natalie has been an awesome teacher for my voice lessons. She is very patient and customize the lessons to meet the need of her student. I would highly recommend Natalie.

Posted Feb 22, 2020
Amanda
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Natalie is awesome! She has been working with my daughter for several months, during which my daughter has grown in skill level, confidence, and passion for acting. Natalie is extremely knowledgeable, talented, articulate, and caring. We just love her and look forward to Continuing lessons with her!

Posted Sep 6, 2019
AESOOK
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Natalie was such a wonderful help in preparing monologues for my college auditions! I didn’t have much experience in auditioning but she helped me gain confidence in the audition room. She even came to my Chicago audition to cheer me on! Thanks to her I got in to my top choice theater school!

Posted Jul 8, 2019
Presley J.
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A great first lesson!

Posted May 16, 2019
LeAnne L.
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She is very flexible at schedule and help my daughter with auditions

Posted May 13, 2018
Jorge N.

Very helpful

I needed help with projecting and emoting with my voice for a reality TV shoot. Natalie was very helpful in teaching techniques to connect my breath and voice, relax and eliminate tension, and thoroughly warm up. These were very helpful. I went from being anxious on camera to having fun and looking forward to more. Highly recommended!

Posted Feb 3, 2014
David S.

The warmest teacher around

Natalie helped me with monologues for audition season this year and it's made all the difference! I feel more confident in the product I'm putting out there and more comfortable in the moment of the audition. She has a unique ability to be both creatively nurturing and extremely effective. She'll always be my go to acting coach!

Posted Feb 3, 2014
Thomas M.

Supportive and dynamic acting coach!

Natalie coached me on my monologue for a grad school audition, and she was wonderfully responsive. She cultivates a teaching environment of comfort and productivity right from the start with a full vocal and physical warm-up. When I began working with my prepared piece, I felt relaxed and supported. Natalie's suggestions were growth-oriented and ensured my performance communicated a meaningful journey. Her follow-up emails after each session built upon the work done in studio with reminders and actionable tactics.

Posted Feb 2, 2014

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Experience

Co-Artistic Director/Director of New Works
Jun 2012 - Present

The Arc Theatre

Education

Master of Fine Arts in Acting
Aug 2010 - May 2013

Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University

Bachelor of Arts in Acting
Aug 2001 - May 2005

Ball State University

Awards

2017 Nomination for Best Actress in a Play (Resident Non-Equity)
Nov 2017

BroadwayWorld Chicago

Affiliations

Screen Actors Guild/American Federation of Television and Radio Artists
Jan 2006
An American labor union representing over 160,000 film and television principal and background performers, journalists, and radio personalities worldwide.

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