Mayda Del Valle

Mayda Del Valle

BandSpoken WordLatin

Mayda performed at the White House for President Obama in 2009. This Tony Award winner & 5x HBO Def Poet was honored in Smithsonian Magazine in 2007 for her workshops with youth and dynamic poetry performances! She has performed at almost 300 colleges and this EPK just begins to show you why!


Mayda del Valle performed in the Tony award winning Russell Simmons Def Poetry Jam on Broadway. She performed at the White House for President Obama in 2009 as part of the White House Poetry Jam. The show traveled to Scotland for the prestigious Edinburgh Fringe Festival. This native of Chicago’s south side has been featured in 4 of the 5 seasons of the HBO’s Def Poetry Jam. She’s been in El Diario, Urban Latino, Source Magazine, Latina Magazine, and the New York Times. With her first competition, she became the youngest poet and the first Latina to become Slam Champion at the internationally respected Nuyorican Poet’s Cafe. In her second poetry competition Mayda became the first poet from the infamous Nuyorican Poets’ Cafe, the youngest poet and the first Latino person to win the Individual NPS title in Seattle. The 'Chi-Town Rican' has showcased in each of NACA's seven regional conferences(some several times) and has been on the NACA National Conference's Mainstage twice in just four years. Since 2003, she has performed at more than 300 colleges, for VH1 and for the Lincoln Center. Nationally, Mayda has toured with Def Poetry Jam and legendary director Norman Lear’s Declaration of Independence Tour.

Set List

Mami's Making Mambo
To All the Boys I've Loved