Natalie Marrero

Natalie Marrero is passionate about place-making for communities through art practices, Marrero has dedicated her career to preserving culture. Marrero is a core organizer of the Undoing Racism LA Collective, supporting the field at large in anti-racist education.

 Marrero, has experience leading Conga Kids, creating digital programming in the wake of the pandemic and and Everybody Dance Now! a national hip hop and street dance organization in 2022. Prior, she led Viver Brasil, one of LA’s only two long-standing Latin dance companies. During her tenure at all organizations, Marrero significantly grew both organizations capacity and arts education presence in the community.

 Previously, Marrero worked at the NYC Mayor’s Office of Special Projects and Community Events, The Future Project, Children Aids Society of New York, California Institute of the Arts, and consulted with organizations throughout LA County.

 She received her B.A. in Dance and Urban Studies from Eugene Lang College, The New School for Liberal Arts, an M.S. in Urban Policy and Management from Milano, The New School of International Affairs, Management, and Urban Policy and an M.A. in Arts Management from Claremont Graduate University. Marrero has received several awards notable among them the Certificate of Recognition and Certificate of Appreciation from the City of New York, David S. Woods Humanitarian Award and the Friedman Award in 2015 & 2016. In 2017, Marrero served on the Fee Verse Board of Directors at Get Lit – Words Ignite. Marrero served as the Board Chair of MICHIYAYA Dance located in NYC and as the Board Chair of Arts Management at the Center for Business & Management of the Arts at Claremont Graduate University’s Founding Alumni Board in Los Angeles.

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