meet some connected performers

Lindsay Nantz*

Actor/Singer (*AEA), Melbourne, FL

“When I joined the Connected Performer, my 6-month goal was to start being seen for leading ladies, rather than just the smaller character roles that I’m usually cast. Within three months, I not only got seen, but booked Rosemary in ‘How to Succeed’ and am currently starring in the show with rave reviews!”

James Major Burns & Trevail Smith

Actors/Directors/Recording Artists, Youngstown, OH

“We love working as a team and since we started our coaching with Natalie & Kevin, we’ve been cast in a SAG Disney Commercial, created our own duo show and will both be directing passion projects in 2020-2021.” 

Elizabeth Lackey

Actor/Singer & Recent BFA Grad, Denver, NC

“I booked the starring role in my University’s musical, ‘Bright Star,’ as a junior after my first lesson with The Connected Performer. As I graduate this year, I’m grateful to keep Natalie & Kevin with me as I begin my professional career.”

Tori Spong

Actor/Singer, Orlando, FL

“I hadn’t been on a professional audition in months when I started coaching with Natalie & Kevin. I transitioning between types and didn't even know where to start. Together we’re building an audition book I love and now I’m actually excited to audition!”

Adarian Sneed

Actor/Singer & BA Student, Montclair, NJ

“Natalie & Kevin completely changed my thinking about my Unified audition package. I felt totally comfortable and connected to my material and got the biggest laugh of the audition!”

Caleb Cabiness

Actor/Singer, Archdale, NC

“Before the Connected Performer, I had gone to the North Carolina Theatre Conference without much success. After building my audition package with them, not only was I passed on from NCTC to the South Eastern Theatre Conference, but I got nine callbacks. I even already booked my first professional, paying theatre job!”


Contestant (top 17) on Nbc's 18th Season of "the Voice" 2020

"I have been taking vocal lessons with Kevin and my range and vocal stamina have improved DRAMATICALLY. He really takes the time to figure out what I need, explore other styles with me, and truly cares for his students' well being. He has pushed and supported me through all of my auditions, shows and regular gigs.

Thank God for Kevin Kelly!"

alex nedvidek

ACTOR/MODEL, Atlanta, Ga

"Working with Natalie was one of the highlights of my time in University.  She managed to take me from vocal insecurity to being able to consistently perform something that I was proud of. I can’t recommend her highly enough!"

Dr. Cynthia Gendrich

Wake Forest University, Professor of theatre

"Not only is Natalie smart, talented, and able to coach students of any level, she does the work with warmth and wit. She has a fabulous ear, a wonderful sense for the style of any kind of music, and an appreciation for choreographic needs and the demands of character. Natalie is disciplined, but also sensitive to singers’ vocal health and how to maintain it—a crucial element to working with young performers. In short, I love working with her and look forward to our next project, whatever it may be!"