Natalie Palamides: the voice behind Buttercup (Turner photo)
When she was growing up in Peters Township, Natalie Palamides ’12 used to watch The Powerpuff Girls animated television series. Little did she know, when Cartoon Network launched a reboot of the series last spring, she would be the voice of Buttercup, the Powerpuff Girl known for her lime-green outfit and her reputation as the toughest of the pint-sized superheroes. At IUP, Natalie was a student in the Cook Honors College and majored in theater and communications media. She was a props/production intern with TBS’s Conan, and since graduation, she has performed across the country with companies including Pig Iron Theatre in Philadelphia and the Upright Citizens Brigade in Los Angeles, serving on the sketch and improvisation teams. In 2012, Natalie won a Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival award for projections design in the IUP Theater-by-the-Grove production of Lindsey’s Oyster.