Natalie Burn is a fast-rising Hollywood actress, dancer, Prima Ballerina, choreographer, fighter, writer, singer, composer, model and a producer who has a resume that is genuinely unique. Currently starring in “Awaken”, a feature film that she created and produced, co-starring Darryl Hannah and Edward Furlong, Burn has also recently had key roles in “Expendables 3“, “Killer Mermaid”, “Mechanic Resurrection” and lead roles in “Karla”, “Downhill” and “Ghosts of Garip” in addition to prominent spots in several Russian films like “Brigada Naslednik” and several TV series like “Petrovich” in the last decade. But it’s her path to Hollywood that sets her apart from other actresses of her generation.
Born in Kiev, Ukraine, Natalie was guided into ballet training from the age of 4 by her mother, a former ballerina herself. By age 11, she was admitted into the world-renowned Bolshoi Ballet School in Moscow, and in her teens, she moved to London to complete her education at the Royal Ballet School. In a few years she was admitted to the Rambert Dance at the Brunel University where she was keen in learning the art of choreography and modern forms of dance. As a choreographer Natalie had a pleasure of working with such famous names as Paula Abdul, The Jackson’s Five, Craig David, Nelly, Mario and Eros Ramazotti. She also appeared as a Model on the cover of Calvin Harris album “Motion”.
Eventually the years of highly physical dance took a toll on Natalie’s performing ability, so she decided to pursue her love of performance and creativity through acting. She moved to Los Angeles and was admitted to the Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute in West Hollywood, later she continued her studies at the renowned Actors Studio. Because of her international background and ability to speak several languages fluently – not to mention her rather exceptional fighting spirit- Natalie caught the attention of casting agents in Hollywood quite quickly, and she began winning small roles that helped her hone her craft.
Natalie now actively produces and stars in independent films through her company, 7 Heaven Productions. In her first project “Fallen Angel,” she starred as a composer turned heroin addict. The short film won The Merit Award at the 2014 Accolade Competition for outstanding work by a female filmmaker. “Awaken”, which has appeared at several international film festivals, shows her growing confidence as an actress, as well as her ability to take on physical and highly choreographed action film roles. Natalie won several Best Actress Awards for her role as Billy Kope, in Awaken, at Sunscreen Film Festival and Los Angeles Movie Awards as well as being nominated at NoHo Cine Fest. Awaken also won an additional 9 awards for Best Feature at different International Film Festival.