Natasha Beckman - Director
Prior to joining USO, Natasha had many years experience in Festivals, Artist Management, Events, Museums and Galleries. Her extensive training includes a BA in Art History and Law and an MA in Art History. She also completed an internship at The Smithsonian Institution in Washington DC, working on one of the largest Festivals in the world, The Smithsonian Folklife Festival, which celebrates different cultures around the world.
Previous posts include Live Programmes, Visitor Programmes & Public Events and Cultural Relations Manager at Auckland Museum; Visual Arts and Public Programmes Manager at Auckland Arts Festival and Visual Arts Officer at Arts Council England. Freelance projects include Orchestral Liaison and Conductor's Assistant, Il Divo Christmas Tour; Project Coordinator, Nitin Sawhney Bid for the Artists Taking the Lead, London Cultural Olympiad Project and Patrons Programme Manager, Creative New Zealand, Venice Biennale.
Natasha was recently interviewed by La Fête at Classic Ibiza, as part of the 'When La Fête Met' Vlog series, discussing her role as Director of Urban Soul Orchestra and the orchestra's work. Watch Here.