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BIO

Described as “A Talent of the Next Generation”, Natasha Tsakos is known for pioneering ways of integrating technology with live performance. She is a conceptual director, interactive designer, idea generator and performer from Geneva, Switzerland now residing in the US. Natasha is the President of NTiD, inc: a creative powerhouse dedicated to inspiring and activating imagination through theatrical experiences. She was voted one of the State of Florida's "Power Players" by Florida International Magazine.

Tsakos has created and produced 9 multimedia shows10 commercial and independent short films, including 7 for the Ford Fiesta Movement and a music video for 2011 e-music award winner April Henry. A year prior to the launch of Project Natal, better known as Xbox’ Kinect, Natasha was brought on as a creative developer working with engineers and Organic Motion Stage’s marker-less motion capture system developing an open source interactive motion software. The preliminary phases premiered at the eComm Conference in San Francisco in April 2010, and SIGGRAPH 2010. Tsakos is the creator of the 3D animated show UP WAKE, a four year commission inaugurating the Grand Opening of the Adrienne Arsht Center (formerly known as Miami Performing Arts Center) which brought her critical acclaim, CLIMAX which boldly opened the G20 Summit in Los Cabos, Mexico in 2012, OMEN a roller coaster through time integrating 3D projection mapping presented by Santillana for its smart school book initiative. ZO a full length interdisciplinary show comprised of 355 young artists from the Governor School for the Arts, in Norfolk, Virginia. 2 shows for the DISCOVERY CHANNEL premiering at the Gotham Hall on Broadway in 2013 & for DISCOVERY Brazil 20th Anniversary in São Paolo in 2014, and QUARRY a bombastic production commissioned by ad agency CIRCUS for the Global building materials and aggregates company HOLCIM at Centro Banamex in Mexico City. Natasha was honored to open the TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL Imagination Talks with her piece "FACE FORWARD: A Manifesto for the Future", and was the official host of the all-day summit presenting some of today’s most influential and groundbreaking minds.

While the majority of her productions are universal and devoid of words, Natasha is an avid writer. She has written 12 original works together with “The Eskimans”, a full length cartoon for Nickelodeon, and is the published author of 2 books“The Lost Architect” and “COLOURS” available on Amazon and iTunes as a paperbackeBook and audiobook which she narrates. COLOURS won the IBPA Benjamin Franklin Digital Award. Natasha is also a classically trained actor and has dubbed over 900 TV shows and feature films, was exposed to over 300,000 people with 82 performances scheduled as part of the Adrienne Arsht Center first Theatre group “Urban Disturbance”, was the lead performer of Beautifully Bizarre troupe Circ X with over 10,000 scheduled events and 2 US tours, performed with Cirque du Soleil for the Super Bowl Opening Ceremony in 2007, entertained celebrities such as Pharrell WilliamsSwedish House MafiaTiësto, the Miami Heat and performed at the Coachella Festival with Red Bull. Her work has been commissioned by NickelodeonMTViMiami Art MuseumMiami Light ProjectAdrienne Arsht CenterDiscovery ChannelArt Basel, and has been featured on The Travel ChannelHBOMTV, and the BBC

Distinguished by the New Times as “a female Bill Irwin, or Marcel Marceau on ecstasy”, Natasha worked with the Big Apple Circus (NYC) as a Doctor clown at the Miami Children Hospital for 2 years, and traveled to Haiti in 2012 bringing joy in camps and orphanages under the umbrella of non-governmental organization EcoWorks International. An advocator of the environment, she developed a Green campaign through her character ZERO and has worked with Greenpeace, the Environmental Coalition of Miami Beach and ethical avant-garde fashion designer Luis Valenzuela.  She is also a company member of Octavio Campos’ Hybrid Dance Theatre CAMPOSITION, last featured in the anti-bullying multimedia performance “Intention Intervention” premiering at the Frank Gehry New World Center. Natasha is honored to be an Ambassador to the UN SDSN Youth 2030.

Natasha believes in activating playfulness and out of the box thinking through creativity and innovation. She has spoken at the UNITED NATIONSTED, GOOGLELA CIUDAD DE LAS IDEAS, KELLOGG INNOVATION NETWORKIBM Summit, ART DIRECTORS CLUBSIME StockholmPSFKDESIGN WEEK MONTEREYInternational Symposium of Mixed & Augmented RealityNational Innovation ConferencePENNY STAMP SERIES at the University of Michigan, the NATIONAL THEATRE CONFERENCETEDx BroadwayTEDx PuraVida JovenTEDx San Diego, and is on the board of directors of TEDx Brasov. She was a nominee in 2012 and finalist in 2013 for the World Technology Awards presented in association with CNNTime,Fortune Magazine, and Kurzweil Ai; And a selected judge for Ciudad de Las Ideas’ Gifted Citizen social entrepreneurship competition in 2015. Natasha is the winner of SINGULARITY UNIVERSITY’s Global Impact Competition, and was awarded a Google grant to attend the Graduate Studies Program at NASA Research Park in Silicon Valley, which focuses on accelerating technologies to address Humanity's greatest challenges. She is now the co-host and director of SingularityU Miami Salon which series begin in Fall 2016. 

Natasha is currently developing a new show BILLION BILLIONS set to premiere at Georgia Tech University in the Fall of 2017. Billion Billions leverages unique mobile technology, real time data and state of the art projection mapping to create a production that responds to real world events. She is passionate about the language of interactivity between the imaginary and the real, and creating extraordinary experiences on Earth and beyond. Contact her here if you wish to book her for a speaking engagement, commission a showinvest in her career or take her to space!

 

 

THEATER
King Lear Fool Louis O’ Gerritis Theater
The Blue Elephants One Person Show Black Box
UR Faust Mephistopholes Hyterio Theater, Athens, Greece
Vagina Monologues Bosnian Woman Black Box
Taming of the Shrew Lord/Tailor/Servant Black Box
For a Yes or for a No F1 Theater 737, Miami Beach
The Little Prince The Little Prince Black Box
The Maids Claire Black Box
Don Juan Dona Elvire Calusa Playhouse
Blondes Doo Shakespeare Ophelia Comedy Zone
The Problem The Wife Edge Theater
ZAP Kokoff Green Door Gallery
Anomie Zephyrino Artemis, PS 742
Andy Warhol's Diaries Andy Warhol Subtropics Experimental Music Festival
Kokoff Vs. Agent Intellect Kokoff ART BASEL, The Annex
Entrainment Being Miami Light Project, Here & Now Festival
Un Coup De Des Dice character Miami Art Museum
Who's on First Abbot & Costello PS 742
Erasing Memory Hybrid Barbie Blast Miami Beach Cinematheque
Paul Gordon's Velcro Velcro character Miami Dance Festival
UP WAKE part I Zero Miami Light Project
UP WAKE part II, III Zero Miami Light Project
Octavio Campos" The Bugchasers" Lead Adrienne Arsht Center
Cirque du Soleil, Super Bowl Performer Super Bowl Miami 2009
UP WAKE Zero Adrienne Arsht Center
UP WAKE Zero Boyd Vance Theatre, Austin, Texas
UP WAKE Zero Performing Arts Center Nuevo Lardeo,Mexico
UP WAKE Zero Olympics Park Theatre, Matamoros, Mexico
UP WAKE Zero Institute of Technology, Ciudad Madero,Mexico
The PALIN Show Sarah Palin The Chat Noir,Dream- Miami Beach
Miami Contemporary Dance Company "Swan Pasta" Waiter Colony Theatre, Miami Beach
CLIMAX Lead ART BASEL, EcoArt Fashion Week
CLIMAX Lead Frank Gehry New World Symphony
CLIMAX Lead Al Gore Climate Reality Project/ L-M-N-T
CLIMAX Lead COLONY THEATRE Environmental Film Festival
Octavio Campos INTENTION INTERVENTION Lead Frank Gehry New World Symphony
OMEN Lead Miami Light Project
OMEN Lead Jackie Gleason/Fillmore
CLIMAX Lead G20 Summit
OMEN Lead Teatro Manuel Doblado, Leon, Guanajuato, Mexico
CIRC X retro-spectacular Zaza The Fillmore, Jackie Gleason Theatre
DISCOVERY CHANNEL (Familia) Lead Performer Gotham Hall, Broadway, New York, NY
DISCOVERY CHANNEL (Espanol) Lead Performer Gotham Hall, Broadway, New York, NY
DISCOVERY CHANNEL (Espanol) Lead Performer São Paolo, Brazil
QUARRY Lead Performer Centro Banamex, Mexico City
QUARRY Lead Performer San Hipolito, Mexico City
CLIMAX Lead Performer Winspear Opera House, National Theatre Conference, Dallas TX
ZO Creator Chrysler Hall, Norfolk, VA
DISCOVERY CHANNEL (Espanol) Lead Performer Adrienne Arsht Center
CLIMAX Lead ADC 93rd AWARD NIGHT New World Symphony
CLIMAX Lead SIME Stockholm
FACE FORWAD Lead Tribeca Film Festival, New York
CLIMAX Lead Museum of Memory & Tolerance, Mexico City
SHOWS by Natasha Tsakos
BILLION BILLIONS Created by Natasha Tsakos website
FACE FORWARD A Manifesto for the Future Created for the Tribeca Film Festival-Imagination Talks watch
SUPER WOMAN Commissioned by Discovery Channel watch
SUPER INTENSO Commissioned by Discovery Channel watch
QUARRY Commissioned by CIRCUS Agency watch
ZO Commissioned by The Governor School for the Arts watch
OMEN Commissioned by the Miami Light Project watch
CLIMAX Created for Art Basel/Green Art fair watch
UP WAKE Commissioned by the Miami Light Project watch
THE PALIN SHOW Created for Election Day 2008 watch
     
TELEVISION
Protagonista de Novela Guest TV Teacher Telemundo
Metallica Trailer Lead MTV Latin
Rico Suave Bathroom bitch MTV Latin
Global Groove Dancer MTV
Pepsi Kokoff Latin America TV
BBC Documentary Actor BBC
Blue Hotel Trina HBO
Public Service Announcement Lead Univision
Deco Drive Lead WSVN 7News
Interview Feature Channel 7
Extreme Hotspots Circ X Feature Travel Channel
Interview Circ X Feature Univision
Verdicto Final Acrobatic Stilts Univision
VOICE OVER Music Tracks & Audiobooks
Universal Labs of America Lead Voice www.universallabs.com
The Kitchen, inc. Lead Voice www.thekitchen.tv
Urban Tribal Project  Vocals www.urbantribalproject.com
Hybrid Barbie Blast /DJ Stephan M. Vocals www.indioloco.com
Kokoff's truth broadcast Vocals www.subtropics.org
Incrementalism Vocals www.incrementalist.com.au
Colours, the audiobook Vocals amzn.com/B00O4FSYW8
VOICE OVER Movies & TV
The Alphabet Killer Lead Voice, Megan Paige Feature Film
Romeo & Juliet Lead Voice, Romeo Cartoon, Marvista Films
Stone Undercover Lead Voice, Cpl. Marina De Luzio Fox Films TV Series
Rebel Billionaire Lead Voice, Sara Blakeley Fox Broadcasting Company
Cops Lead Voice(s) Fox Films Reality Show
Luna, La Heredera Lead Voice, Luna Caracol Television
Beauty and the Geek Lead Voices, Beauty Fox Films Reality Show
La Hija del Jardinero Supporting Voice TV Azteca
La Paloma Lead Voice Telenovela
Amor Impossible ("Por ti") Lead Voice, Maria Telenovela
Pobre Diabla Lead Voice, Daniela TV Azteca
Donde esta Elisa? Lead Voice, Cecilia Altamira Telemundo
Drowning City Lead Voice, Yamel TV Azteca
Primera Dama Supporting Voice, Cristina Santander Caracol Television
La Reina Del Sur Lead Voice, Teresa Mendoza Telenovela, Telemundo
The Clone Lead Voice, Yvete Rede Globo Network
El Capo Supporting Voices, Perrys & Valentina Fox Telecolumbia
La Casa de al Lado Lead Voice, Pilar Telemundo
Who to Decide my Youth Pily, Lead Voice Chinese TV drama directed by Zhao Baogang
FILMS
Round Trip Ana, lead Tareco Picture, independent feature
Circ X, a Documentary Self Ft. Lauderdale Film Festival
Back Door Bamby, Documentary Self Greco Productions
Out Of Mind Kokoff, lead Here & Now Festival, Miami Light Project
Man Killed God God Nathan Rausch, Here & Now Festival
NO MORE TEARS commercial Lead HUMAN PICTURES http://vimeo.com/20733194
INTENTION INTERVENTION Lead http://www.camposition.org/pleasedonthateme
FILMS by Natasha Tsakos
BAZOOKA! Ford Fiesta film http://youtu.be/v_DqqTb65LQ
NASA: ZERO-G & me Short documentary http://youtu.be/x7wwSOFqLhs
MY MOON Ford Fiesta film http://youtu.be/E-d1IN5DF2k
IF JERRY LEWIS HAD A FIESTA? Ford Fiesta film http://youtu.be/iL3tVMIqkZA
FIESTA CRIMES Ford Fiesta film http://youtu.be/s3w-1QN5jA8
TABLES ARE TURNING Ford Fiesta film http://youtu.be/XAV61KHeI7U
#STARBUCKS2RECYCLE Short Animation http://youtu.be/lUalZzXAuQY
POPLITICS Stop Motion http://youtu.be/A_UfSCDPr8g
IN MY BEDROOM Short Film for strings & apples http://youtu.be/kGRewV_b21Q
LUIS VALENZUELA | art to wear Video Art http://youtu.be/u_DRum9DiNs
SECRET Music Video- Stefani http://youtu.be/ZcElJyQ-tog
NEW DAY Music Video- April Henry http://youtu.be/nsYu8t1urT0
WE BRING JOY IN HAITI Short Documentary http://youtu.be/GCkwt9Fh9vA
KEYNOTE SPEAKER & LECTURES    
GOOGLE Performing Arts Summit Keynote Speaker  Google NYC Offices
NOVUS Summit Keynote Speaker United Nations, General Assembly Hall
KIN Global Keynote Speaker New World Center, Miami, Florida 
ADIDAS “Calling All Creators” Keynote Speaker Ziba Design, Portland, Oregon
CREATIVE TECH WEEK Keynote Speaker Clemente Center, New York, NY
PACC/ PERFORMING ARTS CENTER CONSORTIUM Keynote Speaker Denver, Colorado
GEORGIA TECH  Presenter Georgia Tech University, Atlanta, Georgia
UNITED NATIONS Global Impact Leadership Speaker New York, NY
UNITED NATIONS WED Fellow, Speaker New York, NY
TEDx San Diego Keynote Speaker San Diego, CA
Creative Minds Speaker Books & Books, Miami FL
TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL Imagination Talks Official Host Spring Studios, New York, NY
TEDx PuraVida Joven Keynote Speaker San Jose, Costa Rica
SIME Stockholm Performer & Keynote Speaker Stockholm, Sweden
ART DIRECTORS CLUB Make it Live! Workshop The James Royal Palm Hotel, Miami Beach
MIAMI CHAMBER OF COMMERCE Leadership Miami Keynote Speaker Avenue D, Miami
TEDx Broadway Keynote Speaker New World Stages, New York, NY
APAP Keynote Speaker Hilton, New York, NY
Human Impacts Institute Panelist Wolfsonian Museum, Miami
National Theatre Conference Q&A Winspear Opera House, Dallas
SANTILLANA Speaker & Presenter Camino Real, Mexico City
Pecha Kucha Speaker La Communidad
The World Technology Network Summit & Awards Finalist & Guest Speaker Time-Life building, New York, NY
New World School of the Arts Commencement Speaker Olympia Theatre/Gusman Center, Miami FL
Miami Beach Senior High School/MLP residency Physical Theatre Miami, FL 2012
TED TED Speaker Long Beach, CA, USA 2009
IBM Summit, Bali Indonesia Opening & Closing Speaker/Performer Bali, Indonesia 2010
PSFK Salon Guest Speaker Miami, Florida, 2010
ISMAR International Symposium of Augmented Reality Guest Speaker Orlando, FL, USA2009
NIC National Innovation Conference Guest Speaker Chicago, IL, USA 2010
Penny Stamp Series, University of Michigan Guest Speaker Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA 2010
Cuidad de las Ideas Guest Speaker Puebla, Mexico 2011
DESIGN WEEK MONTERREY 2009 Guest Speaker Monterrey, MX 2009
International University of Art & Design Panelist Miami, USA 2009
MIAMI MADE Adrienne Arsht Center 2009 Guest Speaker Miami, USA 2009
CIUDAD DE LAS IDEAS, MX Guest Speaker Puebla, Mexico 2009
New World School of the Arts Self Expression sub Miami, Florida, USA 2008-Now
Governor School of the Arts Artist in Residence Norfolf, Virginia, 2011
Funding Arts Network Panelist Miami, FL, USA 2007
DASH Clown & Pantomime Teacher Miami, FL, USA 2005 & 2011
South Ridge High School Theater Teacher Miami, USA 2008
Homestead Senior High Physical Theatre Miami, FL, USA 2007
Out of the Box Residency Clowning Teacher Miami, FL, USA 2006
Travis High School, UP WAKE Demonstration Austin TEXAS, USA 2006
Pearce Middle School UP WAKE Demonstration Austin TEXAS  2006
Northwestern Senior High Clown & Pantomime Teacher Miami, FL, USA 2006
Arts for Learning ARISE program Miami, FL, USA 2004 -2006
Alliance Francaise Drama & French Miami, FL, USA 2003 - 2008
EF - International School Guest Speaker Miami, FL, USA 2003
Protagonista de Novela Clown & Pantomime Teacher Miami, FL, USA 2002 & 2003
New World School of the Arts Guest Speaker Miami, FL, USA 2001, 2002
     
PLAYS & BOOKS by Natasha Tsakos    
The Eskimans Cartoon Nickelodeon / MTV
The Fashionist A Fabulous Comedy Commissioned by Fashion Times Magazine
The Lost Architect Poetry & Illustrations Buy the book on Amazon
The Blue Elephants  One Person Show 
Colours Nonsense  

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Gold Winner IBPA Benjamin Franklin Digital Award

Dreamality Screenplay
ZAP A politically Incorrect Comedy
Zephyrino's Journey Experimental Work
Probe A Radio Play ART BASEL
Hybrid Barbie Blast A Practical Handbook in Case of Terror ART BASEL
Bare Black and Dusty A Play About Nothing
Mind Twisters An Illustrated Stream of Consciousness
TRAINING    
Method Acting Stella Adler Improvisation
Biomechanics Suzuki Butoh
Grotovski Laban Movement
Dance Mask work Clowning
Classical Shakespeare Acrobatics
WORKSHOPS    
TRM Circus Aerial silk & Fire 2009-Now
CircElation/Leeds, England Professional development circus arts 2006
Giovanni Luquini/ Brazil, Miami Dance Theater & Capoiera 2005
Wise Fool/ New Mexico Acrobatics, Stilts, Giant Puppets, Fire 2004
Shen Wei/ Japan Contemporary Japanese Dance Theater 2004
Felix Ruckert/ Germany Dance/ Contact Improvisation 2004
David Clarkson/ Australia Acrobatics on Stilts 2003
Ros Warby/ Australia Movement Theater 2000
Lee Michael Cohen/ US Acting 1999
Peter Craze/ England Shakespeare 1999
   
HONORS    
IBPA Benjamin Franklin Digital Award Gold Winner "COLOURS" 2015
World Technology Awards presented
in association with TIME, CNN and Fortune
Finalist for "Arts" 2013
World Technology Awards presented
in association with TIME, CNN and Fortune
Nominee for "Arts" 2012
Miami New Times "100 Creatives" Award 2010
Ford Fiesta Movement "Best Body of Work" 2009
Florida International Magazine "South Florida's 100 Power Players" Award 2008
SunPost "Best Dance Performance of the Year" 2007
New World School of the Arts "Outstanding Accomplishment and Performance in Theater" 2000

 

SPECIAL SKILLS
Fluent in English, French, Spanish.
Idea generating. Inventing. Storyboarding. Producing.
Acrobatics on Stilts. Interactive Characters. Fire Shows. Aerial Silk. Spanish Rope. Dancing. Judo.

Natasha has a BFA in Theatre from New World School of the Arts Conservatory and University of Florida
Google grant awardee for Singularity University Graduate Studies
Program at NASA Research Park in Silicon Valley. Graduated Summer 2015

Additional Education: Final Cut Pro, Logic Pro, Photoshop, Illustrator, Motion
National Aeronautics and Space Administration Certificate of Training
“NASA Physiological Training Course with Chamber Flight to FL250’ 2009
‘Certificate in Society of Interplanetary Free Floaters’