Natasja Macdonald
Actor, Dancer
“People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”
– Maya Angelou

Natasja Macdonald (she/her) is a versatile performer and interdisciplinary artist with a strong foundation of professional dance training. Her on-camera experience includes dancing in Disney’s SPIN and Hallmark’s A Nutcracker Christmas. Her most recent live performance work was a principal role in JUXTAPOSE, an hour-long contemporary work in the Toronto Fringe Festival.

Natasja will graduate from Toronto Metropolitan University in 2024 with a BFA in Performance Dance. At TMU, she has studied with Vicki St. Denys, Tanya Evidente, Louis Laberge-Côté, Robert Glumbek, Arsenio Andrade, and Kate Hilliard. She is also a two-time Aspirante scholarship winner of the ProArteDanza contemporary-ballet Summer Intensive Program under the direction of Roberto Campanella. Her street styles training developed immensely under the mentorship of Leah Totten over five years with Boss Dance Company. She practices acting with Marianne McIsaac and has taken classes at Armstrong Acting Studios, learning from Steven McCarthy and Joanne Boreham, as well as vocal training with Paul Moody and private vocal lessons at Capstone Music.

Natasja has enjoyed working on dance concept films, including Escapists by Kaitlyn Seibold, J Lo Halftime (Dance Video) and music videos for Mini Pop Kids. Natasja also performed in Hanna Kiel’s From Me, To You, For Us, a live contemporary-dance work that involved elaborate partnering and a collaborative creative process. She is an emerging choreographer and was recently selected to showcase her work, honey, in Fall For Dance North’s Inflorescence, which took place at Toronto’s Union Station.

Natasja loves art and illustration and spent her high school years completing a Specialist High Skills Major in Visual Art. While she loves her work as a performer, drawing and painting will always be an excellent source of inspiration to Natasja and an essential part of her regular creative expression and practices. She also spent three summers working full-time at a sailing camp and has gained lots of experience in leadership roles, on and off the water, in high-intensity environments. Plus, you never know when a good sailing knot might come in handy!