MAYA SIMONE

        

Information

Contact

Prestigious Models (NY)
(212) 603-9438

Attributes

Height
5'4"
Weight
105 lbs
Gender
Female
Hair
Black
Hair Length
Long
Eyes
Brown

Sizes

Pants
2
Shoe
7.5
Bust
32
Cup Size
B
Waist
24
Hip
34

Photo

Film

Surrendering Nina Lead Dir. Jeremy Jung
Zenith Zero Lead Dir. Dir. David Storey
Rule of Thumb Lead Dir. Bill Rosenthal
Renegade Darlings Featured Dir. Jonathan Ahern
Back to Self Lead Dir. Burak Seker

Commercial

Reel 2019
National & Regional credits -- full list/conflicts available upon request

Industrial

National & Regional credits -- full list/conflicts available upon request

Video

100 Years of Coats 20's / 80's Model Glamour Magazine / Condé Nast
Frank Viele, "Drop Your Gun" Lead DirectLine Media
Mattie Safer, "All We Are" Lead Ellipsis Entertainment
Sun Dancer Lead / Choreographer Dir. Rick Macomber
Pants Velour, "ALWG" Lead / Dancer Dir. Howard Bucksbaum

Theater

The Wizard of Oz Nikko / Dance Captain Dir. Andrew Child / FPAC
The Mystery of Edwin Drood Helena / Janet / Dance Captain Dir. John Somers / New Players Theatre
Big Fish, The Musical Witches Dir. John Somers / ESL Theatre
Cabaret Fritzie / Kit Kat Girls Dir. Ed Knight / Theatre III

Dance

A Midsummer Night's Dream (ballet) Puck Dir. Lucy Warren-Whitman / NADT
In The Mood - A Swing Ballet Bookworm Dir. Lucy Warren-Whitman / NADT
Midsummer Color of Jazz Improv. Dancer / Entertainer Prod. Denise "Red" Randall
Urban Nutcracker Spanish / Raggedy Ann Doll Dir. Tony Williams / Tony Williams Ballet
Aladdin Genie's Jin Dir. Thomas Vacanti / Pioneer Valley Ballet

Modeling

Vogue Italia, "Boston" Dancer Josh Biddings
Salvato Collection Vintage Fashion Model / Dancer Amanda Deare
PAX East Convention 2019 Promotional Model Earth Defense Force, D3 Publisher
Ash & Rose Jewelry Model Mary Savoca
Boston Fashion Week 2017 Hair Model Carbon Salon
Wedding A Paula, Italy Bridal Model Morlotti Studio
Out of the Blue Gallery, "The Art of Ballet" Dancer Lp Photography

Training

On-Camera & Film
Scene Study Intensive Straeon Acting Studio Jock MacDonald
Fundamentals of Acting & Improv. Harvard Extension School Prof. Remo Airaldi
Joffrey Ballet Pre-Pro Training John Magnus, Judy Rice, Valerie Robins
American Ballet Theatre Pre-Pro Training Colleen O’Callaghan, Lorin Johnson, Steven Hyde
Boston Musical Theatre Intensive Mock Audition & Showcase Rachel Bertone, Steven Ladd Jones
Smith College / Five College Dance B.A. in Music Profs. Rodger Blum, Marie Flack, Thomas Vacanti

PDF Resume

Open PDF Resume MAYASIMONE.pdf

Other Experience

INSTAGRAM: @simonesays_maya
Prestigious Models Profile: http://bit.ly/2IisEdb
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQ0O_ZFaLMhnC9eiVgN-DzQ?vie w_as=subscriber


Language
- (20+ yrs) JAPANESE - Fluent/Native - Can speak, read and write. Experience in live translations (events, interviews etc.)
- (1+ yrs) ITALIAN - Intermediate - Can converse, read, and work with scripted dialogue.
- (1+ yrs) KOREAN - Beginners - Can read and work with scripted dialogue.
- (1+ yrs) SPANISH - Beginners - Can read and work with scripted dialogue.
- (1+ yrs) HEBREW - Beginners - Can work with scripted dialogue.


Dance
- (15+ yrs) BALLET - Professional level dancer. Trained at Soki Ballet School (Japan), Pasadena Dance Theatre (CA), and Five College Dance Program (MA). Company member of North Atlantic Dance Theatre (MA).
- (10+ yrs) POINTE - Professional level. Training as above.
- (5+ yrs) PARTNERING - Professional level. See training under "Intensive."
- (5+ yrs) CONTEMPORARY / IMPROV - Advanced. Trained at Five College Dance Program (MA) and Tony Williams Ballet (MA). Also self-taught.
- (5+ yrs) MUSICAL THEATRE JAZZ - Advanced. See training under "Intensive."


Music
- (9+ yrs) PIANO - Trained at YAMAHA School of Music (Japan), then at Smith College's Music Program (MA).
- (1+ yrs) SINGING - Soprano (II) with belt to C. Trained at YAMAHA School of Music in Japan; private vocal coaching with Kyra Humphry (CA) & Smith College Music Program (MA).
- (1+ yrs) VIOLIN - Middle and High School orchestra.
- (1+ yrs) COMPOSING / MUSIC PRODUCTION - BA in Music Composition from Smith College (MA). Music production (arranging, orchestration, composing) as part of a music duo "Cranes Come Home."


Athletics
- (5+ yrs) SWIMMING - Can do all four common strokes (freestyle, butterfly, breaststroke, backstroke). Can also hold my breath under water and open my eyes without goggles.
- (3+ yrs) YOGA - Intermediate - Owns mat and gear.
- (3+ yrs) PILATES - Intermediate - Fundamental knowledge of equipment use.
- (3+ yrs) TRACK/RUNNING/JOGGING/ - Good at short distance. High school relay team.
- (3+ yrs) CYCLING - Can ride a bicycle - Does not own one
- (3+ yrs) GYMNASTICS - Fundamental training in gymnastics. Pre-competition level.
- (3+ yrs) BADMINTON - Intermediate. Played recreationally until high school. No gear.
- (3+ yrs) PING PONG - Beginner. No gear.
- (3+ yrs) RACQUETBALL - Beginner. No gear
- (3+ yrs) BILLIARDS - Beginners. Plays recreationally from time to time.
- (3+ yrs) BOWLING - Average score of 100. No gear
- (3+ yrs) HIKING - Intermediate. Has hiked the Appalachian trail partially and Sugarloaf peak (ME).
- (3+ yrs) ROLLER SKATE/ROLLERBLADE - Can skate forward, backward, and spin. No gear.
- (3+ yrs) ICE SKATING - Can skate forward and backward. No gear
- (1+ yrs) ROCK CLIMBING - Indoors beginners. No gear
- (1+ yrs) HAND TO HAND STAGE COMBAT - Beginner.

Skills (Misc.)
- ( 3+ yrs) BAKER - Hobbyist. Can use knife and able to follow easy to complex recipes.
- ( 2+ yrs) CASUAL VIDEO GAMER - Can play on most consoles.
- ( 4+ yrs) REAL PET OWNER - Owner of two cats. Previous rabbit owner. Experience with dogs on set. No allergies.
- (3+ yrs) NANNY - Baby sitting experience with toddlers and kids aged 6mo - 12years old.
*On-camera experience with toddlers/babies for various baby product shoots.
- (3+ yrs) TRANSLATOR - Japanese to English and vice versa. Academic and textual translation experience at Harvard University for 3 years. Resident translator for international students at Boston Ballet's Summer Intensive in 2010 and 2011. Live interview simultaneous translation experience at PAX East Convention in 2019.


BIOGRAPHY
Maya Simone was born in Tokyo, Japan, and grew up in Sendai to a bi-cultural household with Japanese, Polish and Jewish heritage. She holds a B.A. in Music Composition from Smith College and has extensive training in music as well as ballet. A company member of North Atlantic Dance Theatre, she has been featured as their principal dancer in A Midsummer Night’s Dream and In The Mood. She has since been expanding her artistic pursuits, appearing in musicals, films, commercials, and music videos.
PDF Resume
MAYASIMONE.pdf
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