Natalia P Pardalis
Natalia has graduated from several musical training programs in both performance and arts education, as well Natalia has her Bachelor of Performing Arts degree (Capilano University, Douglas College, Langara College and Vancouver Community College) – the first of its kind in Canada. Natalia’s vast performance experiences include Trinity Western University’s gigs with Vancouver Chamber Choir and Vancouver Symphony Orchestra which she lends experience and knowledge to aspiring artists. Having studied with the best of the best, Natalia’s teachers included Ron Moir, Ay Lang Wang, Chad Louwerse, Ingrid Suderman, jazz sensation Dee Daniels, and international opera singer Joseph Store.

Natalia is an award-winning artist. A few years ago, Natalia along with a group of friends won three awards (Critic’s Choice, People’s Choice, and Social Media Award) from the Greek American Foundation’s 24 hour Short Film Festival for their film O Tharraleos. To make deadlines, Natalia had to composed, performed and recorded the score in only 24 hours. As they say, “the rest is history” (see video below). In 2013, Natalia was nominated for a Vancouver Island Music Award – BC Wide Artist of the Year. She is both honored and thankful for this recognition as an artist. As an educator, Natalia has been nominated from the Grammy Music Education Award and CanadianMusic.com Award. Most recently in 2015, she won an Inspiration Award from Close Look TV for her work as an music educator.

Natalia is active on Factor Canada as a jury member. She has also sat on many different panels and festivals as an adjudicator and judge. As well, Natalia often finds herself in her working with artists helping them understand the business side of the music industry – teaching the tricks of the trade from marketing to touring to grant writing. Natalia is also a host on the show Close Look TV on Omni TV.

2012 Greek America Foundation Short Film Contest: O Tharraleos (The Courageous One)