Virginia Tech® home

Natasha Staley

Natasha Staley, Associate Professor

Natasha Staley, Associate Professor
Natasha Staley, Associate Professor

School of Performing Arts
301 Henderson Hall (0141)
195 Alumni Mall
Blacksburg, VA 24061
540-231-4977 |

Natasha Staley teaches voice and performance. She has worked on numerous productions, serving as vocal coach, dialect coach, and director.  

Staley has studied voice internationally and is an associate teacher of Fitzmaurice Voicework ®, a member of the Voice and Speech Trainers Association (VASTA) and a member of Actors' Equity Association.

  • Production/Research Areas: Voice/Speech/Dialect Coach, Acting
  • Teaching Areas: Voice, Speech, Dialects, Acting
  • MFA, Florida State University - Asolo Conservatory
  • BA, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Member, Actors' Equity Association
  • Member, Voice and Speech Trainers Association (VASTA) 

When do you first remember making the decision to go into the arts?  What were the circumstances?

I decided to go into the arts at age 12.  I was playing Helen Keller in a local production of The Miracle Worker.  It was my first lead role in my first professional theatrical production.  My passion for performing blossomed, and I have been working in theatre ever since.

What do you most enjoy about your work?

I love working with students.  Whether it be in the classroom or on production, I love sharing my passion for the arts with up-and-coming theatre artists.