Maya Papaya

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Measurements: Height: 5’6”; Weight: 130lbs; Shoe: 7.5; Dress: 6; Chest: 36”; Waist: 26”; Hips: 36”

Skills: Actor: Musical Theatre, Shakespeare, Improv;

Vocalist: Soprano, Mezzo Soprano; 

Fire: Fans, Staff, Fleshing, Eating, Breathing, Tassel Twirling, Palm Torches, Glow

Freak-Show: Bed of Nails, Human Blockhead, Sword Swallower,

Burlesque: Sing and Strip, Classic, Neo-Burlesque

Dancer: Jazz, Burlesque, Ballet, Tap & Contortionist

Instruments: Ukulele; Washtub Bass, Washboard, Musical Saw;

Puppeteer, Clown & Mermaid

Background Experience:   Maya Papaya has been calling the stage her home for as long as she can remember. In her younger years she also worked as a nanny. Playing make-believe, singing, dancing, playing dress up, & story telling are just a few of the things she enjoys sharing with her smaller friends. But her expertise comes from years of training too. For example:

~Singing Training: 5 years with Doug Schneider, 5 years independent study- Musical Theatre, Opera, Jazz, Blues, Jug Band, Pop

~Dance Training: Broadway Dance studied at Your Neighborhood Studio, Urban Striptease and Jazz studied at Westlake Dance Center; Tap studied at Century Ballroom; Jazz, Musical Theatre, Tap, and Ballet studied at Wilson School of Dance; Modern Dance and Contact Improv studied at The Living Education Center for Ecology and the Arts.

~Theatre Training: Live Arts Shakespeare Summer Theatre Institute, Improv with the Living Education Center for Ecology and the Arts, Stage Combat with Steven Levine, Audition Workshops with Carol Pederson at Live Arts.


~YE2105: Down the Rabbit Hole @ The Padre Hotel: Co-Prod & Alice

~Thénardier’s Inn: A Les Misérables Cabaret: Fantine

~Circus of Souls at The Padre Hotel: Co-Prod & Fire Performer

~The Little Mermaid-Alice In Wonderland- Beauty and The Beast- Wizard of Oz- Animal Crackers- Aladdin- Cinderella- James and the Giant Peach- Rapunzel- The Music Man- Princess Show- The Boondoggles- Sleeping Beauty- Mary Poppins- Ursula- Alice- Mrs. Potts- Glinda- Shirley Temple- Jasmine- Cinderella- Aunt Spiker- Rapunzel- Marian- Queen Elsa- Jade- Princess Aurora- Mary Poppins: Creating Arts Co.

~Sleeping Beauty- Babes In Toyland- Pinocchio- Aristocats:

Director & Vocal Director

~Aladdin- Peter Pan- Wizard of Oz: Vocal Director

~Aladdin’s Arabian Nights on Fire: Artistic Director, Jasmine with Kenna Tribe Production

~Variety Shows & Workshops: Alice In WonderLUST: A Burlesque Musical- Love Lust and Loathing: A Valentine’s Day Extravaganza- Burlesque-A-Long: FrankenHooker & Slumber Party Massacre 2: Performer-, Choreographer, Costumer & Instructor with Maya Papaya & Spastiqué Fantastiqué Prod.

~Regular Weekly Shows: Burlesque Performer, Creative Board Member & Choreographer with The BackBar Beauties Burlesque2

Loves & Interests:  When she is not putting on a show, Maya Papaya can be found going on grand adventures & frolicking in nature with her animal friends. As a LOVE Revolutionary & hopeful romantic, she enjoys filling the world with beauty & joy.

Unions & Affiliations:  Non-Union

Current City:   Los Angeles