NATALIE PENA
Natalie currently manages the overall daily activates of the office, manages incoming inquires, registrations, financial aid, maintains the MindBody online database, and designs and creates social media posts, fliers, postcards, e-blasts and advertisements for SNSD. Natalie received a conservative dance training from Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre. She attended Dean College with an annual half scholarship as a Dance Major. During her time at Dean, she worked as an Administrative Assistant for the Dance Department as part of her work-study program, which led her to eventually change her major and career path into Arts Administration after completing her first year. Natalie is currently a senior, undergraduate student at SUNY Purchase College, majoring in Arts Management and Minoring in Political Science. Natalie previously worked at the renowned Joffrey Ballet School in New York City from 2014- 2017. During her time there, she first worked as an Intern, then eventually an Administrative Assistant, Program Coordinator, and lastly Program Manager. Her positions at Joffrey gave her experience in problem solving, overall administrative duties, customer support, reporting, supervising, managing the MindBody Online database, billing & registration, program scheduling, and marketing & development. Natalie also worked at BodyStories: Teresa Fellion Dance from April 2017-June 2017 as a Marketing, Development, & Special Events intern and continued to work part-time through January 2018 as the Company Assistant. Here she expanded her knowledge in marketing and development and also received experience in company management and special events coordination, which included fundraising and seeking donations.