Born in Mexico and raised in the U.S., Wi-Moto worked in regional theater as a music theater performer before moving into music composition with the Funk, Soul & Hip-Hop musical collective Community Education. Since then she has toured Western Europe with the group making television appearances on Second Channel in Germany and has been a featured artist at Tanzhaus NRW International Dance Theater in Dusseldorf, as well as CKUT FM-90.3 Radio in Canada, WFMU FM-91.1 in New York and New Jersey and Tilos Radio FM-90.3 Budapest, Hungary. Wi-Moto has gone on to work with multi-media artists to write and produce seven (7) online graphic musical webisodes, The Last Days of Kartika. She has brought the graphic musical to the stage in a live cabaret show in Budapest, Hungary. Most recently, the piece was selected for The Comic Book Theater Festival 2014 where it premiered four workshop performances. Wi-Moto continues to perform in NYC and is a vocalist with ASE Dance Theater Collective, a professional neo-folkloric performance ensemble that specializes in Dance Theater from the African Diaspora.
*** Lesson Details ***
Alongside theatrical, on-camera and concert performances Wi-Moto has worked as a teaching artists for both young and adult students in Philadelphia, NYC, Duesseldorf, Cologne, and Budapest. The lessons are tailored to meet the goals of the student(s) and usually culminate into some kind of performance, video, or audio recording. For young performers the emphasis is on creative learning, games, and other fun activities to instill confidence, build repertoire, and establish a work ethic. For adult performers lessons are based on the needs of the student(s) and their schedule.
*** Studio Equipment ***
Logic audio recording program
*** Travel Equipment ***
Mp3 player and portable speakers
*** Specialties ***
Voice instruction, theater, and music theater performance for ages 3-17 yrs, audition and music exam prep as well as bilingual workshops and intensives. Group and individual vocal training in Broadway and Pop styles for adult students.
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Developing and implementing bilingual curriculum for ages 12-24 months to enhance motor skills, language ability, coordination, and conflict resolution through music, dance, games, and imaginative play.
Drama and music theater instruction for ages 3-17 yrs culminating in bilingual (Spanish/English) performance to support cultural awareness and community building, as well as increasing self-confidence and self -esteem.
Music theater instructor, choreographer, and movement specialist for the Budapest based youth theater program. Specialization in performance, audition technique, and music exam preparation.
Vocal instructor for adult beginners in music theater and pop singing.