Dances Made to Order

Natalie Metzger

Natalie Metzger for Dances Made to Order

Natalie Metzger is a Los Angeles-based choreographer and filmmaker whose work has been selected for various festivals including the American Dance Festival’s International Screendance Festival at Duke University, CalArts Plays Itself (part of the Ruhrtrienalle Festival) in Germany, the Frameworks Dance Film Series in New York City, the Park City Film Music Festival in Utah, the Mixed Movement Festival in Manchester UK, the MixMatch Dance Festival in Los Angeles, the New Choreography Spotlight in Santa Monica, and the Fresh Squeezed Juice Festival at CalArts. Metzger’s work has also been commissioned for various filmmakers including Sandra Powers of Masque Films and Dutch experimental filmmaker Natascha Riemsma. Metzger holds a Master of Fine Arts in Dance/Choreography from California Institute of the Arts.. She is also a graduate of CalArts’ Center for Integrated Media. Metzger earned her Bachelor of Arts at Emory University, where she graduated Phi Beta Kappa and Summa Cum Laude in three years with a double major in Theater and Dance/Movement Studies and a minor in English. At Emory, Metzger received the Sudler Award in the Arts for demonstrating the “highest standard of proficiency in the performing arts”, the Pioneer Award for “breaking new ground”, andHighest Honors for her choreography thesis, Mindscape of the Pre-Dead. To learn more about Metzger’s work, visit

Natalie created “SurgeonGeneral’s Warning” for the July 2011 edition of dances Made to Order. This film has been selected to screen at the Park City Film Music Festival,  The Public Library of Le Crusot, Dance Conversations Festival at the Flea Theater, Kinetic Cinema, L-DUB Film Festival, Festival of the Moving Body at Stonybrook  and the Third Coast Film Festival.