Natalie is originally from northern Indiana where she designed costumes for IU South Bend Raclin School of the Arts' productions of Scapino! (2003) and After Juliet (2009). A graduate of Indiana University South Bend (1998), Natalie received her M.F.A. in Costume Design from Florida State University in 2001. She went on to design the world premier children's play, Tales of a Shimmering Sky at Virginia Stage Company. In addition to working at the Tony award winning Utah Shakespearean Festival for nearly eight years as a cutter/draper and first hand, she also designed the costumes for two seasons of their educational tour (Macbeth and The Taming of the Shrew), which travels for three months over five western states. Other credits include working with Swine Palace Productions based at Louisiana State University, Milwaukee Shakespeare Company, Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival, Notre Dame University Department of Film, Television and Theatre, and several theatres/costume organizations in England. Natalie has been working in southern Indiana for the past three years as a freelance costumer after moving from Northern Illinois University where she was the Assistant Costume Shop Manager.