Natalia Álvarez Simó has a degree in art history, an expert in cultural management and planning and an MBA in business and cultural institutions. She has done the artistic programming of the Madrid Scenic Arts Fair in 2010. Since 2007 she works at the Technical Unit of the Iberescena Iberoamerican Performing Arts Support Program, and since 2010 she works with the programming in the Live Arts Department of the National Center Museum of Art Reina Sofia. She is part of the Leim project on leadership in dance management in Europe. She currently directs Canal Dance Center (Teatros del Canal, Community of Madrid).