Maya Papaya

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BIO

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.

Resume:

~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