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Natalie Ballenger recently returned to NYC after traveling abroad in the Centennial World Tour of West Side Story as MARIA. Previously she was seen performing as Maria Alt/Rosalia/Somewhere Solo with the Centennial World Tour of West Side Story, and performing with the International Tour of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast!
Natalie made her New York City Opera Debut in the double bill of Rachmaninoff's Aleko and Leoncavallo's Pagliacci at Lincoln Center. Natalie was previously seen at David Geffen Hall at Lincoln Center as a Soloist with the National Chorale under the baton of Dr. Everett McCorvey.
Throughout New York City, Natalie has been seen performing as a Soloist at venues such as Lincoln Center, Metropolitan Room, Symphony Space, LOONY, and VHRP Live. Regional Highlights include: My Fair Lady (Eliza Doolittle), Guys and Dolls (Sarah Brown), Lady Be Good (Susie Trevor), The Duchess of Gerolstein (Wanda), The Fantasticks (Luisa), Dialogues of the Carmelites (Blanche), HMS Pinafore (Josephine), Richard Trabner Memorial Concert, and the Loren L. Zachary Viennese Luncheon. Natalie was awarded Third Place at the 2014 Lotte Lenya International Voice Competition after being previously awarded the Lys Symonette Award in 2012.
Natalie is featured on numerous recordings with Albany Records, Operetta Archives, and Musicals Lost and Found including: The Only Girl (Patsy), Orange Blossoms (Kitty), HMS Pinafore (Josephine), Miss Springtime (Lori), Melody (Andree/Paula), Windy City (Pasty), and Dryad's Kiss (Chenette)
. A native of Santa Cruz, CA, Natalie currently resides in NYC. She earned a B.M.from the Eastman School of Music, and a M.M. from the University of Southern California. Follow her travels on Instagram at: @natalieballenger