Born and raised in South Africa, Nathalie Marrable grew up in the easy going surfing town of Jeffrey’s Bay. At 13, she left home after being scouted by premier danseur John Magnus of The Joffrey Ballet who provided a full scholarship to study in the USA.
After graduation from Boston Ballet School, Nathalie danced classically with professional companies such as Boston Ballet, Alberta Ballet, The Goh Ballet Youth Company, English National Ballet, Ontario Ballet Theatre & Canadian Symphony Orchestra. After a time on the road, she moved to London, England where she danced with Synergy, a modern ballet company, as a Soloist.
While in London, Nathalie caught the eye of pop queen Madonna who hired her over 700 hopefuls to be her body & movement double. Nathalie worked with Madonna’s team in commercial, stage & tv, most recently on a series of Japanese Brillia Mare Ariake ads by Steven Klein. In 2006 she landed her first major theatre role for the tour of Dirty Dance Nights, which would go on to be the smash hit Dirty Dancing on Broadway. She has since performed in over 100+ stage productions around the world, winning rave reviews for her portrayal of various characters, most notable Kitty in Tony Award winning show The Drowsy Chaperone.
In 2010, Nathalie was selected as backing vocalist for singer Michael Buble. As part of The Bublettes she performed at the Vancouver Winter Olympics Closing Ceremonies, broadcast to 20 million people worldwide. She has sung for various bands/singers on stage & tv including Janelle Monae, Pussycat Dolls live, The Agency & Candy Girl Cabaret (now Cabaret Torlage).
Nathalie has choreographed/creatively directed live stage & television productions for fashion house Dosso Dossi with supermodel Miranda Kerr, Koc Festival, Miss Turkey Elidor, Adidas, Smirnoff for Madonna (MDNA), British Petroleum (BP), Sony Experia, Ziynet Sali, Hale Caneroğlu, Yuksek Sadakat for Eurovision, maNga for RedBull Soundclash, Tarkan, Star TV, The Beyaz Show, equity musicals Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, South Pacific and more. She has been featured in magazines abroad such as Marie Claire, Kadinca & 10SAYFA.
As an actress/dancer, she has appeared in episodes for Disney, Hellcats, Superman, Doctor Who, Eureka, Flash Gordon. Film credits include Center Stage II, Night At the Museum, Step Up & Life Movie Network. Nathalie is on faculty for Joffrey Texas & on faculty for Broadway Dance Center. She travels the US teaching in-house musical theatre conventions and shares her time between Europe & New York.