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Naomi Young (née Wallace), also referred to recently as Nay Nay, (b. April 4, 1982 in Sydney, Australia) has been involved in a few Wiggles productions during the early 2000s. She was a wiggly dancer seen in Yule Be Wiggling and Wiggly Safari. She was also an assistant choreographer for Hoop-Dee-Doo It’s a Wiggly Party and played Magdalena the Mermaid in Wiggle Bay. She is the youngest of three children, having an older brother, Nathan, and an older sister, Rebecca.

Naomi started dance at 3 years old, inspired by her sister Rebecca, and was known to have danced multiple days a week through school and university. During her school years, she also spent most of her weekends participating in dancing competitions. In 2001, when she was 19 years old, her work with the Wiggles began when she signed on to be an assistant choreographer for Hoop-Dee-Doo It’s a Wiggly Party and continued her involvement in the next three Wiggles productions that followed: Yule Be Wiggling and Wiggly Safari are the two of which she was a Wiggly dancer, with her most recent appearance being Wiggle Bay in which she played Magdalena the Mermaid.

Outside of the Wiggles, Naomi has continued her focus on Children’s Television and Theatre. She formerly worked on Nickelodeon as the host of Nick Takes Over Your School, Sarvo, as well as various other networks and TV shows such as Playhouse Disney, Home and Away and All Saints. She graduated in 2005 with a BA Media & Cultural Studies and Graduate Diploma of Education (Secondary English & Drama) both from Macquarie University. While in education, Naomi was Runner Up Most Outstanding New Teacher awarded by the NSW Teachers Guild. On top of her teaching load, she founded The Project - Schools Industry Arts, an initiative that collaborated with schools and arts industry professionals to push the boundaries of arts education programs in schools. She also delivered NSW Institute of Teachers accredited professional development to hundreds of teachers.

Performing under the stage name of Nay Nay, Naomi is currently a presenter and children’s entertainer through ABC for Kids. She was the voice of Hootabelle on Giggle and Hoot from 2011 to 2016 and is also the creator and presenter of Hey Hey, Let’s Play and Tinkertime, as well as an active performer at various concerts and events for kids. She married Josh Young on September 28, 2008 and has two children: a son, Gideon (b. February 1, 2010) and a daughter, Tallow (b. December 4, 2011).