Diner en Blanc Artist & Entertainer Thank You
Diner en Blanc Long Island 2017 was a wonderful evening and we owe a huge thank you to our entertainers and performers who helped set the tone for our great time.
Harpist Alice Smyth - https://www.linkedin.com/in/alicesmyth/
Alice Smyth is born and raised in the McLean Heights area of Yonkers, NY -Westchester County. Her parents exposed her to sports and music at a young age, learning the piano while wearing her baseball cleats. Alice owes her love and passion for the harp and performing to her teacher Eily. She started to sing and play the harp under the guidance of the late and great Eily O’Grady Patterson and her husband the late tenor, Frank Patterson. She was part of “The Little Gaelic Singers and Harpists of New York” which evolved and grew into "Strings of Tara." Alice was fortunate to perform around the tri-state area, numerous concerts at Carnegie Hall in NYC, as well as a PBS TV Special "From Galway to Broadway." She has had the privilege of working with artists such as Andy Cooney, Ciaran Sheehan, Ronan Tynan, and Gay Willis.
Opera Singer: Angela Sclafani & Pianist: Roberto Lee - https://www.angelasclafani.com/bio
Angela Sclafani is a New York City based actor, singer, and songwriter. She recently released her debut EP Blossom which is available to buy and stream on iTunes, Spotify, and Soundcloud. Angela has performed with artists such as Todd Almond, Courtney Love, Shaina Taub, Heidi Rodewald, Teen Commandments, & Years and Years in venues that include The Beacon Theater, The Theater at MSG, Joe's Pub, and Webster Hall. She earned her BFA in Drama at NYU Tisch School of the Arts where she studied acting at Playwrights Horizons Theater School, the Experimental Theatre Wing, and Stonestreet Studios. Angela is currently developing her first original musical The Other Side of Paradise about the lives of Zelda and F. Scott Fitzgerald which premiered in Ars Nova's ANT Fest June 2017.
Opera Singer: Christine Garcia & Pianist: Meggu Yaog
Christina Garcia is a classically trained signer also versatile in jazz, pop, and R&B. She currently resides in New York City. Christina started pursuing music professionally at the age of 18, She received an Assocate' s degree in music from Schenectady County Community college. There she met Freddie Imgleton a member of the one of the greatest R&B groups, The Deffonics. She sang back up for 3 years, until she moved to /New York City to continue her studies. Christina was accepted into the prestigious Manhattan School of Music and continued her studies there 2013-2015. there she studies under the tutelage of Joan Caplan and Ruth Golden. Christina has played the role of Lauretta in Puccini's opera Gianni Schicchi. She has also played the roles of Marzeline is Beethoven Famous opera Fidelio. Christina now does local performances all throughout NYC.
Dionysia Georgitsou - http://www.networkdance.com/Dionysia-Georgitsou/#CV
Raise in Greece and currently living in New York City. Dionysia attended Professional School of Dance "D.Grigoriadou". While earning her Theoretical seminar for dance teachers degree "VAGANOVA", Academie Internationale de musique. She took on her Studies of dance Mioara Popescu (ballet dance,repertoire,contemporary dance,modern dance) Dionysia works with the operettes at Greek National Opera.
Dafni Mari - http://www.dafnimari.com/index.php/en/
Born and raised in Greece, Dafni Mari began her studies at the professional dance school of Despina Gregoriadou and the School of Pharmacy at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. After graduating from both schools, she was accepted to Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in London, where she gained her Master's of Dance Science. While in London, she was an associate member of Ballet Black Neoclassical Company and also participated in many dance and artistic projects. Searching for new opportunities, she moved to New York City and has danced with Ajkun Ballet Theatre, Yuka Kawazu's Danse en l'air, Benjamin Briones Ballet, Eryc Taylor Dance, Ballet for Young Audiences and String Dance+Media. She also guests around the US with various dance companies. Dafni also works as a dance scientist and instructor as well as fine fragrance lab technician.
Erika Keller - https://www.linkedin.com/in/erika-keller-60192335/
Erika has a demonstrated history of working in the information technology and services industry. She is skilled n Trend Analysis, Merchandise Planning, Luxury Goods, Microsoft Excel, and Trend Forecasting. Erika earned a Bachelor degree while focusing in Retail, concentration and attend Fashion Merchandising from University of South Carolina-Columbia.
Resorts World Casino Entertainment:
DJ Peter Gozzi - https://www.linkedin.com/in/peter-gozzi-4624727b/
Resident DJ for Resorts World Casino and Owner/ President, DJ, Electronic Music Producer/Musician at LIVE SOUNDS ENTERTAINMENT
New York City native DJ Gozzi is a versatile percussionist and an award winning producer, DJ and remixer who creates unique sounds by blending, mixing, and drumming. Regarded as a dynamic and musical entrepreneur, DJ Gozzi has worked with some of the industry's most innovative artist and producer. Some of the artist and produce includes: Tito Puente Jr., Kevin Lyttle, Vassy and Nick cannon.
RWC Show Dancers: Emily Grant, Laura Anderson, Vanessa Rojas and Taylor Sarich
New York City's renowned Professional Entertainment dancers and resident show dancers for Resort World Casino. The ladies represents Karma & Soul Entertainment company, providing premiere and superior entertainment with choreographed routines. These women are highly established professional dancers servicing some of NYC most high profile events.
Our Amazing Closer: DJ Jamie-Ms Chu - www.iammschu.com
Ms Chu is an International / Celebrity DJ, event host, motivational speaker and seminar leader. She is the founder of the Rock with Ms. Chu Spin Series, a traveling instructional DJ workshop created specifically for aspiring female DJ’s and female music enthusiast. Her calling is to SPIN, TRAIN and INSPIRE.Ms Chu began cultivating a love of music, dance and storytelling at an early age. With a diverse style and vast knowledge of music, Ms Chu has quickly become one of New York’s well-known and respected female DJ’s. She’s the choice for major brands and fashion events because of her elegant yet modern aura, versatility and energy. She continues to climb the ladder in one of the most challenging industries in the world, in route to becoming a household name.
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