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Natalia Romero Arbeláez


Originally from Colombia, Natalia Romero Arbeláez is an experienced performer, educator and musician. As an educator, she thrives in the intersection of academic and applied music making. She is passionate about access, and student voice & ownership in her classroom and performing practices. She works as the Upper School choir director at the Blake School (Minneapolis) where she directs three curricular ensembles and two extra-curricular groups, in addition to music directing the spring musical.

In addition to teaching, Natalia is an active performer and vocal coach. She was last seen as the host of STAGE on TPT, for which she received a Regional Emmy Nomination for her role as host, and on the stage of Orchestra Hall hosting Young People’s Concerts. As a vocal coach, she has worked with the Guthrie Theater, Teatro del Pueblo and the Ordway Center for Performing Arts, where she is part of the founding faculty for the GreenRoom fellowship. She can be found singing with the VocalEssence Ensemble Singers and Border CrosSing, where she also directs a bilingual community choir called Heritage Choir.

Natalia holds a Bachelor of Music from St. Olaf College and a Master of Music Education from the University of St. Thomas. For more visit her website.