ABOUT

Natalie


Natalie Beran is a drama graduate of the American Musical and Dramatic Academy (New York) and also holds a Bachelor of Communication Studies (Radio, Auckland University of Techonology).

Natalie is currently working on the production crew of Shortland Street (2nd A.D. South Pacific Pictures) and has worked as a radio announcer/producer, actress and voice over artist in New Zealand, Sweden, Canada and the USA. She was a finalist in the inaugural SOVAS - Voice Arts Awards (New York) for animation voice demo work and is a recipient of the Shakespeare’s Globe International Actors’ Fellowship (2015).

Natalie is a founding member and company director of the International Actors Ensemble (Comedy of Errors - Mexico, Romeo and Juliet - Korea) a theatre and screen producer with Auckland Summer Shakespeare (As You Like It, The Changeling, The Tempest, A Midsummer Nights Dream), Mercury Jane Productions (Keanu Reeves Saves the Universe) and GBP Productions (SIDES) and has co-produced with Galatea Theatre (Mrs Van Gogh, Sexy Buddha, Speeddaters), co-producer/co-host of Equity’s Actorvator and co-producer for Northern Lights Theatre (Copenhagen). 

Natalie has numerous voiceover commercial credits, is Bella in the animated short film Boris and Bella, and other acting credits include Brassed OffCrimes of the Heart, NZ Detectives and the Z Factor.


Professional Memberships

Actors Equity NZ (current Board Member)
Actors Equity UK
M.E.A.A

 

Awards

Winner 2014 CreationFest Supreme Film Award Open Section ‘Wish You Were Hear’

 

Education / Training

2015    Michele Hine Laban / Acting Technique , Laban / Acting Technique
2015    Jacqui Drew Standard American Accent , Standard American Accent
2014    MEAA / NZ Equity International Casting Hothouse , Casting & US Accents
2014    The Actors' Program The Actor in Process - Sara Wiseman , Acting Technique
2014    Winner 2014 CreationFest Supreme Film Award Open Section Wish You Were Hear
2014    Andrea Kelland / Vicky Yiannoutsos Audition / Film Acting Workshop , Audition / Film Acting
2014    Massive Theatre - MPPE Massive Professional Practitioners Ensemble , Theatre
2013    Actors Equity NZ Casting Hothouse , Audition Technique
2013 - 2014    TAPAC / Cherie Moore Singing , Singing
2012    Charles University Prague (Czech Republic) Czech Language & Culture Summer Course ,
            Language - Czech
2012    NZ Actors Equity Masterclass - Barefoot Casting , Acting
2011     NZ Actors Equity Masterclass - Jennifer Ward-Lealand , Singing and Stage
2011     Terri De'Ath Studio USA Accent & Screen Acting Techniques , Acting / Voice
2009   Viva Espanol (Wellington) Beginners Spanish , Language - Spanish
2009   The Improvisors Corporate / Troupe , Improvisation / Theatresports
2008   Kirby Morrow - Shoreline Actors Lab (Vancouver) Animation / VoiceOver ,
            Animation/Walla/ADR/Prelay
2008 - 2009    Shoreline Actor's Centre - Vancouver Film/TV Audition Intensive , Acting
2008   Marcy Goldberg (Vancouver) Animation/Dialect Workshop , Animation & Dialects
2008   Tony Alcantar (Vancouver) Dialects - Workshop , Dialects / Accents
2008   Langara College - Adult Eduction Czech for Beginners , Language - Czech
2005   New York University Beginners Swedish - Adult Education Dept , Language - Swedish
2003 - 2005   Christian Fletcher Voice Studio (New York) , Singing - Musical Theatre / Aria / Light Opera
2005   Lady Cavaliers (New York) Masterclass Workshop , Stage Combat
2003 - 2004    American Musical and Dramatic Academy (New York) 2 year Diploma in Acting , Acting /
            Performance Theatre / Film Acting, Voice, Movement, Improvisation Stage Combat - Unarmed,
            Rapier, Broadsword, Dagger, Bo-staff, Whip Theatre History, Singing, Tap, Jazz, Ballroom (Waltz,
            Polka, Swing)
2001    ATC - Auckland Theatre Company Acting Workshop , Acting
1999 - 2000    Mania - Womens Stuntfighting Stunt/Sport Fighting , Stage Combat & Stunt/Sport Fighting
1999    Auckland Performing Arts School Film and Theatre Skills , Acting
1999    Auckland Performing Arts Schools Short Course - Accents , Voice / Accents
1999    Auckland Theatre Company Workshop - Stuart Devenie , Accents/Dialect
1996 - 1998    Auckland University of Technology Bachelor of Communication Studies , Radio / Tv /
            Journalism
1997    Actors Space Ilona Rodgers , Acting Technique
1997    Actor's Space Presenting - Terri De'Ath , Presenting Technique
1996    Maidment Youth Theatre Technical Training - Summer Season , Theatre Production

 

RECENTLY 

Working on


2nd A.D on Shortland Street (South Pacific Pictures)

Founding member of International Actors Ensemble

Audiobook Narrator - New Zealand Blind Foundation

Producer / Broadcaster for NZME

Additional Assistant Director / Chaperone on The Bad Seed (South Pacific Pictures) 

I am available for work.