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Aziza Mohammed

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Aziza Mohammed was born and raised in Toronto. She is the Director of Canada’s premier forum on arts and public policy, Salon West. Before becoming a cultural curator, she served as a political staffer at Queen’s Park, as well as across the province. She specialized in international security and human security studies while completing the Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy program at the Fletcher School in Medford, Massachusetts. This took her to the disaster areas of India working with UNICEF’s Emergency Unit. She studied column and opinion writing at the Harvard Kennedy School in Cambridge, Massachusetts . Her op-eds have focused on foreign affairs and have appeared both Canada and the United States publications. Ms. Mohammed is also an award-winning sculpture artist whose work, “Soaring into Peace” was included in a private exhibition for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Philip Duke of Edinburgh, and former Prime Minister Stephen Harper. She studied ballet as part of figure skating training and maintains a great love of dance.

Aziza Mohammed's Work

 
Emerging Arts Critics Programme

Sin and Un-Earned Redemption

By Aziza Mohammed

An innocent peasant girl, a prince in disguise, and an undead queen. Saccharine leitmotifs and the most enthusiastic use of triangle in any orchestral work. Giselle has it all.

 
Emerging Arts Critics Programme

Competing Priorities

By Aziza Mohammed

While giving the story a subtly contemporary treatment relatable to the modern audience, The National Ballet of Canada’s production of La Sylphide explored the relationship between sacrifice and happiness in a faithful rendition of one of the world’s oldest ballets.

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