NaTania B Parker is the daughter of Desiree L Parker and the late Donald Allen Jr. She started off doing activities as early as a pageant at just six months old. At the age of four she began dancing at Miss Barbara’s School of dance, which sparked her passion for the performing arts and groomed her for the stage. A few other notable achievements over the years have been earning her black belt in Tae-kwon-Do, being crowned Young Miss Buffalo 2009, and she is a graduate of the American Musical and Dramatic Academy Conservatory of the Performing Arts in New York City. Growing up, NaTania was blessed with an amazing support system which allowed her to explore any and all of her interests. Nothing ever topped her love for the stage though. Due to the pandemic, like a lot of students, she was sent home from school to do classes online. After months of dancing in the concrete driveway, tearing up dance shoes, and then realizing COVID wouldn’t just blow over, her family turned one of their properties into NaTania’s personal dance studio. During the summer semester, there was a discussion about branding. This made her to think about her own brand, how she wants to market herself, and the mark she plans on leaving on the world. The brand started with a merchandise line: NaTania B Parker LLC. NBP merch was created as an activewear line for artists, made by an artist. It was used as a tool to stay creative during a time when performance wasn’t an option. It became a way for friends to show their support for her artist journey. Miss Parker has always had a goal in life to give back to the village that raised her and the next generation of artists. The plan was to wait until she had the big gigs and money, but she came to realize she had so much to give where she is right now: Community resources, over twenty years of dance, college training, endless passion, and the list goes on. That’s when she decided to start a 501c3 non-profit organization: NaTania B Parker Foundation Inc. This foundation was created to provide both monetary and mental health resources to young and aspiring students of the arts. It is of the upmost importance that she gives students some of the many opportunities she was given, and the support it takes, both emotionally and financially, to take advantage of them. NaTania would like to thank God, her family, and friends for their continuous support and keeping her grounded always. She grew up in her home as an only child and only grandchild, but she wants nothing more than to share all of her gifts with the world.