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United States - Maryland

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Valerie Smalkin

Writer, ventriloquist, musician, composer, and performer Valerie Leonhart Smalkin was one of the writers, performers, and co-producers of the Emmy award winning television program It's Kindertime on Baltimore’s ABC affiliate WMAR-TV 2. Her book Springtime Dance took gold in the Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards in 2014. Val’s latest CD, Love Bug!, received a Parents’ Choice Recommended Award. Previously her CD, A Gentle Halloween, received a Parents’ Choice Fun Stuff award in 2015, and in 2016 Val’s follow-up CD, Sing! Sing! Sing!...and Dance!, garnered a Parents’ Choice Approved award. As a recipient of a Maryland State Arts Council grant for solo non-classical performance in 2015, and for solo theatre performance in 2016, Val continues to perform and compose music designed for the 2 to 10 year old set. As a ventriloquist, Val performs for family events in Maryland, Washington DC, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Delaware, New York City, California, and Brussels, Belgium.

As a writer Val hopes to publish more of her lyrics in a book format with accompanying music CDs.

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