Official Biography (courtesy of The Floacist)
Born in Germany to Jamaican born and British raised parents, Natalie ‘The Floacist' Stewart is a natural. The trained actress and slam champion poet made her stage debut at age three. "My relationship with word is at the core of my being," affirms ‘The Floacist.' "I just absolutely adore words! In fact, the first `career' that I ever claimed was that of an author. That was my earliest dream, so much so, that at 8 years old I was selling stories in school! I used to write short stories that I would read to my friends in high school. And by the time I got to my performing arts school I was writing plays. My first love is reading. I read more than I listen to music or watch movies." ‘The Floacist' discovered she was a poet at age 19 when she met her now husband, who is an actor, at a script reading they both attended. He asked her what she did and she replied that she was a poet and he responded by taking her to her first ever open mic.
She adds, "A vortex was truly opened that day, as I can truly say that everything shifted. It's almost as though the Universe was waiting for me to claim my true identity!"
A graduate of Richard Branson's BRIT Performing Arts and Technology College where she earned the title of ‘Student of The Year', ‘The Floacist' later went on to invite her long time friend Marsha Ambrosius to perform at a poetry event that Natalie was headlining along side her renowned performance poetry group '3 Plus 1?. "That night, Floetry was born." As the creative mastermind of Floetry, ‘The Floacist' acted as manager and PR agent and managed to take her blossoming artistic venture from South London, UK to Philadelphia and the world.
After five years of non-stop, sold out touring and selling well over 1 million copies of three released albums and a live album DVD, Floetry has moved on to solo ventures.
"Floetry was a success! Two young women moved from London, England to the United States with nothing more than a creative idea! Floetry disbanded because that was what it was time to do. Like the seasons, different cycles of life begin and end all the time. Recognizing that the end of Floetry was not a negative occurrence, and in turn submitting to the change, was my way of thanking the Universe, and showing in action that I truly trust my life. Floetry was an absolutely magical time in my life. It was a complete success that I am extremely proud of. Being able to know that is peace."
During the past couple of years, Floetry fans have been wondering when ‘The Floacist' would musically emerge again. The wait is over and Floetic Soul proves that it was worth the wait. "As always my life is a beautiful balance of art and being, so over the past three and a half years I have been living and aligning myself. I took time out of the "spotlight" to grow as a person, to be still and to reflect. I never stopped writing, not only songs but thoughts, poems, stories, ideas and affirmations," states ‘The Floacist.'
"My vision and dream for this project is for people to pick up the album, learn the words, and then come to the show so that we can connect in the divine energy and vibration of music! I love the road. I look forward to hearing the music on Floetic Soul grow as I tour. I look forward to growing from touring. And I look forward to making a live album, and by then, I know I will be ready to record a new album, and do it all again!"