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Natasha Mynhier and Chloe Arnold

  • Leading the Conversation on the Significance of Race

Natasha Mynhier is a director, editor, and cinematographer based in Los Angeles. As a director, Natasha's accolades include winning Gold at the 2020 Young Directors Awards for her film In A Beat, and being featured at the 2017 Voice of a Women Festival: Cannes and the 2018 Utah Dance Film Festival for her dance films.

She began writing In a Beat two years ago when she was inspired by a close friend's story of resilience. But her interest in the arts began during her time as a professional dancer. At age 17, she founded 37 Laines, LLC, an entertainment production company, through which she created a variety of content, including a sold-out full length dance play.

During her senior year, at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, she garnered her first major promotional series through a contest where her script earned her the opportunity to write and produce commercials for MD Anderson Cancer Center in collaboration with AT&T and IBM Watson. After graduating, she relocated to LA where she joined forces with cinematographer Jeff Hammerton to run 37 Laines. Together they create content for brands like Netflix, Marvel, ESPN, and Vogue. Through this process they have built out a team of over twenty diverse filmmakers who collaborate on their projects from pre-production to post.

In 2019, after years of prepping with practice short films and scene studies, they took on their first narrative, In A Beat. They look forward to making many more projects that bring together their passions for entertainment and social awareness.

Chloe Arnold is an Emmy Nominated Choreographer, and international tap star. A leading lady of tap, Chloe has performed on stages on staged around the globe and her choreography has been featured in over 50 episodes of The Late Late Show With James Corden.

Chloe is the Artistic director and founder of The Syncopated Ladies, a Female Tap Dance Band based in Los Angeles, CA.  Their fierce footwork and feminine style have attracted audiences around the globe with their cutting edge viral video.

Chloe is a female entrepreneur that holds a degree from Columbia University. She and her sister co-founded Chloe and Maud Productions and the DC Tap festival and Co-produced the award-winning documentary Tap World. Chloe’s work can be seen on countless television shows and film. 

Listen to Natasha and Chloe's lecture at chapman.edu/wilkinson.

Engaging the World: Leading the Conversation on the Significance of Race is a ten-part podcast series of informed and enriching dialogues to help us better understand our world – how we got here, who we are, and where we are going as a society. This series engages in conversations with scholars, artists, filmmakers, and activists to investigate racial inequality, systemic racism, racial terrorism, and racial justice and reconciliation. Through education, art, and storytelling, we can all learn to be allies and engage the world to help evolve to a place of compassion and social equity.

Guest: Natasha Mynhier and Chloe Arnold
Host: Jon-Barrett Ingels
Produced by Public Podcasting in partnership with Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences at Chapman University.

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