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Naya Valdellon

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Naya Valdellon is a freelance copywriter and editor who has worked in advertising, publishing and financial services. She was born in Manila, where she danced as a kid until she hung up her pointe shoes at the age of 13. Nearly two decades later, she fell in love with dance again in Toronto, where she takes recreational ballet, contemporary and tango classes. She also has a Master’s degree in English Literature and Creative Writing from the University of Toronto. 
 

Naya Valdellon's Work

 
Emerging Arts Critics Programme

Beautiful Choices in Ratmansky and Côté

By Naya Valdellon

When the curtain lifts on The National Ballet of Canada’s Ratmansky & Côté, the theatre lights remain on.

 
Emerging Arts Critics Programme

It’s a Mad and Wonderful World: Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

By Naya Valdellon

Carroll’s madcap logic and playfulness survives – and thrives! – in The National Ballet of Canada’s delightful Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, which had its Toronto premiere in 2011.

 
Emerging Arts Critics Programme

The Nutcracker’s Unforeseen Delights

By Naya Valdellon

For two decades, The National Ballet of Canada has been enchanting audiences with James Kudelka’s feel-good Christmas classic, The Nutcracker. But on opening night, the show was filled with a flurry of surprises, not just for the children who occupied a large number of seats at the Four Seasons Centre, but for the performers, who proved they can handle just about anything with grace.

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