Sin City Presents Magazine September 2018 Volume 5 Issue 08 - Page 36

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SIN CITY PRESENTS MAGAZINE | SEPTEMBER 2018

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I started with dance at the age of 3. It went on for most of my life! I did jazz, ballet, hip hop, flamenco, oriental dance, tap and ballroom. I discovered I could sing around 14, when I joined a performing troupe of teenagers called Crescendo where everybody had to sing and dance. I wanted to dance, but during my voice test I hit the highest notes on the piano and the director decided I needed to sing I did both for my time with Crescendo, learning more than anybody could imagine about performing. I started my first vocal lessons, then went to college to study classical singing. Acting came naturally, through singing songs from musicals in my teens, then it became a career (I did musicals and musical reviews most of my career in Canada). Acrobatics were a part of my role in Zarkana, from Cirque du Soleil, where I had to sing and spin upside down in a harness as the Spider Lady. I trained a few aerial apparatuses during my time Cirque. I still wanna work on an aerial singing act for myself. I miss flying!

Who are some of your influencers? My influencers are also Led Zeppelin and many of the amazing performances I’ve worked with in the last decades!

Freddie Mercury, a French Canadian goddess called Diane Dufresne, a Canadian blues singer called Angel Forrest, Rob Halford, Cecilia Bartolli, Bernadette Peters, David Bowie, Madonna, Liza Minelli, Axl Rose, Ann Wilson and Beth Hart. That’s incredibly various, as you can see!

What are some of your fondest memories in your career so far?