Nataki is a Los Angeles based director, writer, producer and educator. She is the Associate Artistic Director of CalArts Center for New Performance (CNP) as well as the Associate Dean and the Co-Head of Undergraduate Acting for CalArts School of Theater. She is a recipient of the several awards including the MAP Grant and the NEA/TCG Career Development Program for Directors. Garrett is the co-Artistic Director of BLANK THE DOG PRODUCTIONS (BTD) a LA/NYC based ensemble Theater Company, which is celebrating its 10th year and is dedicated to developing and fostering new work by emerging, adventurous and experimental artists. Nataki Garrett has directed across the United States, in Rwanda and Europe. She is a member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers. In addition to her freelance directing career she has worked as an arts administrator with more than 15 years in non-profit and arts education.