Biography

Natalie has dedicated her career to preserving culture and is passionate about creating spaces for communities through art practices. She received a B.A. in Dance and Urban Studies from Eugene Lang College, The New School for Liberal Arts. Inspired by the impact of arts in the social sector, she worked as a Senior Peer Educator with the NYC Mayor's Office to Combat Domestic Violence. After beginning an M.S. in Urban Policy and Management, she moved to LA to study at Claremont Graduate University, earning an M.A. in Arts Management. Natalie's experience stems from her work in education, government, and nonprofit organizations and is passionate about strategic administrative practice. Natalie has worked at the NYC Mayor's Office to Combat Domestic Violence, NYC Mayor's Office of Special Projects and Community Events, The Future Project in San Francisco, New York and Newark, New Jersey, Children Aids Society of New York, California Institute of the Arts, and consulted with organizations throughout LA County. Marrero serves as a founding Board Member and Board Chair to MICHIYAYA Dance in New York and volunteers at non-profit organizations throughout LA whose missions are to develop social justice practices in the arts. Marrero received several awards: the David S. Wood Award for Humanitarianism, the New School's Emerging Leader Award and Senior VP for Student Services Alma Mater Award, a Certificate of Recognition and Certificate of Appreciation from the City of New York and the Friedman Award in 2015 & 2016 for her community organizing, creative arts programming and domestic violence advocacy.