Natalie Maria Clark

Choreographer (Asian Festivals Exchange)

(New Zealand)

Natalie is a contemporary choreographer and dancer with a diverse portfolio of work, based in Aotearoa New Zealand. She has freelanced professionally since graduating from Unitec’s Contemporary Dance Programme in 2011, primarily directing her own independent collective, Black Sheep Productions. Natalie is also Producer & Creative Assistant to Foster Group, directed by prominent NZ choreographer Sarah Foster-Sproull.

Under Black Sheep Productions, Natalie has self-produced and collaborated on several works, including Everything Anyone Ever Wanted, selected for Auckland Q Theatre’s 2016 MATCHBOX season; and How To Make Friends and Still Appear Normal, awarded Best Dance at 2013 NZ Fringe Festival. She has choreographed several NZ music videos, most notably psych-pop duo Doprah’s Stranger People, which went viral online. In 2015, Natalie choreographed Revilery for Footnote NZ Dance as part of their inaugural N.O.W. season.

Natalie has performed for Malia Johnston, Red Leap Theatre, Jason Lingard at New Zealand Fashion Week, Splore Festival, Living Room Public Art Festival, The Performance Arcade, Young & Hungry Festival of Theatre, and countless other events. Natalie has also contracted with Okareka Dance Company in various roles, including as Rehearsal Assistant for Mana Wahine (2014 NZ tour and 2016/17 remounts), which has toured globally.

Natalie is incredibly excited to present her first international commission in Singapore with T.H.E. 2nd Company, and gratefully acknowledges the support of T.H.E., the Asia:NZ Foundation and Creative New Zealand.