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2017 EMERGING PERFORMING ARTIST / KEYA

Photo taken by Zachary Maxwell Stertz

Photo taken by Zachary Maxwell Stertz

Keya, 18

From: Brooklyn, NY

Focus: Dance, Music, Theater

Keya is an 18 year old performing artist from Brooklyn. She dreams of being on Broadway: singing, acting and dancing, a triple threat. In the Art Start program, she looks forward to becoming a piano playing pro, meeting like minded people and developing a strong relationship with her mentor. Keya believes that for an artist, confidence and passion are key along with ensuring that whatever you’re doing is contributing to your own happiness.

2017 EMERGING SINGER & MUSICIAN / MIGOS

Photo taken by Zachary Maxwell Stertz

Photo taken by Zachary Maxwell Stertz

Migos, 18

From: Brooklyn, NY

Focus: Music

Migos is a 17 year old singer and musician from Brooklyn. In Art Start’s Emerging Artist program, Migos is pursuing professional vocal lessons as well as guitar/ukulele instruction with his mentor. In the program, Migos has felt more motivated to write his own songs. Migos considers himself “the heart of Art Start” because “I always bring my energy and contagious laughter and I feel like once I start the party I keep it going.”  Migos hopes that when he leaves Art Start his creative presence will be remembered and he hopes that the program will open more creative doors for him.

2017 EMERGING PERFORMING ARTIST / GARIYANA

Photo taken by Canon

Photo taken by Canon

Gariyana, 19

From: Brooklyn

Focus: Acting, Music

Gariyana is a 19 year old performing artist from Brooklyn. She enjoys writing songs, singing and dancing. She prides herself in her ability to comfortably speak to and perform for large audiences. She credits this to her theater background. With Art Start she plans to continue developing her voice when it comes to both singing and songwriting whilst pursuing acting/improv classes. Aaliyah is her biggest inspiration because of the way she was able to inspire and touch so many people at such a young age.