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Nylda Gallardo-Lopez

NYLDA GALLARDO-LOPEZ AKA LADY NOYZ – Lady Noyz is hip-hop. As Toronto’s first lady of the dance floor for over a decade, this b-girl has personified the essence of her art, its beauty, its toughness, its ability to uplift. With a style influenced by the movements of Latin dance, and rooted in the foundation of breakdancing, Noyz (aka Nylda Gallardo-Lopez) has been a leader in her community raising the profile of her art through countless shows, workshops, video appearances, corporate partnerships, and youth programs. Currently studying to complete her Child and Youth worker degree at Ryerson University, Nylda continues to contribute to numerous community based initiatives, including Harbourfront Centre, Royal Conservatory of Music’s Learning through the arts program and the TDSB. While continuing to mentor young ladies all over Toronto, Noyz is focused on creating new possibilities with and for her art form.