Faculty Spotlight: Natalie Wilson

Meet Natalie Wilson

Degrees and Experience
  • B.A., Theatre Arts (Cal Poly San Luis Obispo)
  • MFA, Acting (Regent University)
Biography and Professional Achievements

Natalie Wilson is excited to be serving as Assistant Professor of Theatre, and the Theatre Program Director at CCU. She has her MFA in Acting from Regent University, and her BA in Theatre Arts from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. A California native, Natalie comes to CCU with Hollywood credits, along with professional acting, voice-over, improv, choreography, directing, and dialect coaching experience from across the country. Natalie has previously taught and directed at East Texas Baptist University, Biola University, and Cypress College. She has worked professionally with The Southern California Shakespeare Festival, The Virginia Stage Company, Tidewater Stage Company, Regent University, and Cal Poly Pomona University. Natalie is a member of The Voice and Speech Trainer’s Association, and is a Certified Actor Combatant with The Society of American Fight Directors. Outside of her professional performance work, Natalie enjoys coaching actors with different needs and abilities, and is an advocate for better representation in the entertainment industry. In 2020 she worked on season one of ABC’s hit drama "Stumptown" as the on-set acting and voice coach for an actor with Down Syndrome, and she continues to coach her clients in Los Angeles.

Natalie enjoys traveling and exploring the outdoors with her husband of 8 years, Andrew, and their 2 dogs. Natalie is most passionate about exploring the work of entertainment through a Christian lens, combining faith and practice. Natalie aims to always spread the love of Christ, and to train students to not only be excellent in their craft, but to boldly step out in their faith in an industry where the light of God is so desperately needed.