Nate Kelderman

Class of 2024


Nate was homegrown in Seattle. He spent his formative years on a bike, up in a tree, and on the ground playing with sticks. His mom taught him about the world. When he was ten, Nate was cast at Seattle Repertory Theatre and thus ensued a thrilling stint in child-actor-dom. The rehearsal room was the first community he knew. 

When he was 15, Nate went to school for the first time. He attended the most academically rigorous school in the state and spent his summers making theatre with friends in a dusty black box they rented themselves. Emboldened by a devoted group of drama teachers and peers, he decided to shun academia and listen to his heart.  

At CMU, Nate began attaching craft to the thing he loved. Bringing stature and intensity, he gravitated toward the charismatic, morally-ambiguous, man-in-power archetype. He played a helpless Macbeth, a stone-cold Creon, and a fervid Dance Teacher Pat in Dance Nation. Nate was recently invited to study at the National Institute of Dramatic Art in Sydney, Australia where he had his habits challenged by some of the brightest teachers in the league.

Acting aside, Nate is an avid hiker, skilled violinist, and amateur car mechanic. During the pandemic, he took a year off from school and found yet another love in the tangible, detail-driven art of carpentry. Nate is indebted to his parents who charted a unique course for him from the start. He’s ready for the next chapter.

Production Photos

Film Work

Nate Kelderman – "Picnic" by William Inge

Nate Kelderman & Leyla Davis – "Friends with Benefits" by Keith Merryman, David A. Newman & Will Gluck

Nate Kelderman & Savannah Lee Birdsong – "That Awkward Moment" by Tom Gormican

Nate Kelderman & Lilac Emery-Haynes – "Daisy Jones and the Six" by Taylor Jenkins Reid, Scott Neustadter & Michael H. Weber

Showcase Video Production Team

Producer/Director/Editor: Randy Kovitz

Onsite Coordinator / Camera Dep: Aimee Thomas

Production Designer / HMU (Hair and Makeup): Olivia Curry

Audio Dept / Grip / PA: Andrew Lee

Production Coordinator / Grip / PA: Katie Kirk

Grip / Electric / PA / Slate / Script Supervision: Travis Roy Rogers, Lukas Jarvi