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Natalie Sandassie is an arts administration professional with over 15 years of experience in the performing arts in Canada. Currently the Senior Development Officer, Annual Programs and Patron Engagement with the Canadian Opera Company, Natalie manages campaigns raising over $2 million annually for the COC, in addition to playing key roles in relationship management, audience development, operations and strategic comms, she was part of the team that helped open the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, Canada’s first purpose-built opera house in 2006. Natalie is a graduate of the specialist HBA program in Arts Management and Art History at the University of Toronto. Volunteer roles have included the Doris McCarthy Gallery at UTSC and the Textile Museum of Canada. Prior work experience includes the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, National Arts Centre in Ottawa, WorkInCulture (formerly Cultural Careers Council of Ontario) and Genovese, Vanderhoof & Associates.


  • TAPA Board of Directors, Secretary
  • Executive Committee
  • Fundraising Committee
  • Dora Eligibility Committee, Opera Division Representative
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