Susan Handelman... Empowerment for Acting
Natalie Pear

Natalie Pear

"Sooze works her butt off to make sure you look great.
And she's really good at it!"

Fourteen-year-old Natalie Pear has dreamed of performing on Broadway since preschool. For the past five-and-a-half years, Sooze has been at the forefront of bringing that dream into focus. With Sooze’s support and tireless coaching, Natalie has had the opportunity to perform in an Equity production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat in the Paramount Theatre’s critically acclaimed Broadway Series, has done professional voice-overs for audio dramas and radio commercials, appeared in numerous community theatre productions, sung the National Anthem in front of a capacity 10,000-person crowd at the Allstate Arena, and even travelled to New York for final-final callbacks for a national tour and possible immediate replacement for a featured role on Broadway. Now a Freshman at Naperville’s Neuqua Valley High School , Natalie has been able to draw upon lessons learned from Sooze to secure one of only two Novice slots in her category on one of the top-ranked Speech teams in the state, and recently placed first for Humorous Interpretation in the year-end Upstate Eight Conference. Whatever the future holds, Natalie knows the skills and confidence she’s gained from working with Sooze will play a major role in it.