BIO

Maria Elena Sanchez¬†an Award Winning Singer/Songwriter born in Cuba, raised in NYC, lived in Miami, and now reside in Houston, TX. I started my musical career in my 20’s as a solo singer and aside from my music, I am a published poet. My current goals are: a. to have my music heard and sung all over the world; and, b. to expand my artistic career into acting. Although having done some minor comedic roles in a road show in the 60s to 70s and an off-off Broadway presentation in the early 70s of the play, Dial “M” for Murder, which was performed as a reading – I played the role of Margot the bedridden wife, my stage presence has been primarily based on my music performances.

AWARDS:
1.May 2013 – Winner – Best Song by Singer/Songwriter “I’m On Top of the World”-The Akademia Music Awards – From Album “Our World Restarting”
2.June 2013 – Winner – Best Song by Singer/Songwriter “Hands”- X-Poze-Ing Music Awards – From Album “Our World Restarting”
3.August 2013 – Winner – Best Album by Singer/Songwriter “Our World Restarting” – X-Poze-Ing Music Awards
4.October 2013 – Winner – Best Song by Singer/Songwriter “Remembering My Life” – X-Poze-Ing Music Awards
5.December 2013 – Nominee – Best Song by Singer/Songwriter “Remembering My Life” – The Akademia Music Awards
6.April 2014 – Nominee – Best Song by Singer/Songwriter “You Stole My Soul” – X-Poze-Ing Music Awards
7.September 2014 – Winner – Best Song by Singer/Songwriter “Forgive Me” – X-Poze-Ing Music Awards
8.December 2014 – Winner – Best Song Latin Ballad “Perdoname” – The Akademia Awards

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATION: BMI

DISCOLOGY-ALBUMS:
1.It’s ME! – Released 05/29/2012
2.My World & I Know It – Released 10/26/2012
3.Our World Restarting – Released 04/07/2013
4.My Life Has Gone Away – Released 06/15/2014

EDUCATION:
Associate Degree in Business Administration – AIU – Atlanta, GA
Read – “Acting Without Agony” System by Don Richardson

SKILLS AND INTERESTS:
Improvisation and dialects, including: English, Spanish, Spanish/English translations, Southern, British, Italian and others. Proficient in Softball/Baseball (was a softball umpire) and martial arts. Ride bicycle, motorcycle, manual and automatic transmission cars, have some mechanical skills, and some proficiency in firearms. Current U.S. passport. Interested in singing, music, music production, travel, computers, writing and more.