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Ilda Mason

Bio

Ilda Mason is a Panamanian actress, singer, and dancer based in New York City. She began her acting career in productions including Peter Pan, The Beauty and the Beast, A Chorus Line, Hello Dolly, Legally Blonde, Gloria Estefan’s On Your Feet! and toured nationally for the stage production of Cinderella as a member of the ensemble.

She was a professional dancer on Panama’s Dancing with the Stars for two seasons and has performed in Ivo van Hove’s adaption of West Side Story on Broadway. She has also performed in two other productions of West Side Story: one at Signature Theatre in Arlington, VA, and the second one at Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn, NJ. Mason played the role of Francisca in one, Estella in the other, and understudied Rosalia in both.

Most recently, Mason was cast as Luz, a member of the Sharks in Steven Spielberg’s film adaptation and the remake of West Side Story. See the film in cinemas on December 10, 2021.

SNAPSHOT
Program Studied at NYFA: Musical Theatre
Program Type: 2-Year Conservatory in Musical Theatre
Year Attended/Graduated: 2015
Location: New York
Credits: West Side Story, Cinderella, Dancing with the Stars (Panama), Legally Blonde, Hello Dolly, Peter Pan, The Beauty and the Beast, A Chrous Line, On Your Feet!

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West Side Story - Official Trailer (2021)

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