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Natalie Monterastelli 1-min

Natalie Monterastelli

Executive Director | Co-Owner

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An arts practitioner and advocate from an early age, Natalie has spent her adult life performing, teaching and leading arts and education initiatives. She has a master’s degree in Educational Theatre from New York University and 20 years of experience leading and creating arts-integrated curriculum in Chicago, New York City, Champaign, IL and abroad. She enjoys the challenges and opportunities that come from balancing life as a parent to her daughter, Mira, and running a business while continuing to develop her creative pursuits. She is driven to champion the artist in every child through Bubbles Academy’s partner non-profit, Whole Child Arts. Whole Child Arts provides free early childhood arts programming in Chicago, books and media addressing social-emotional development and teaching artist training. Natalie is passionate about Bubbles Academy’s mission to ignite wonder and compassion in children of all ages and is inspired daily by the impact investing in early childhood education can make on our collective future.