TAYLA GRACE is a 19-year-old with an outstanding voice and songwriting abilities. Blessed with perfect pitch, she presents a broad range of musical adaptations from classic Broadway to contemporary pop.
TAYLA was selected for the prestigious Broadway Theater Project this summer in Tampa, Florida. It is known as the "Harvard" of musical theater camps. This intensive three week program had instructors from all over the globe and was attended by selected apprentices via auditions.
TAYLA has enjoyed dancing, singing, and acting at Annie’s Playhouse in Far Hills, NJ for over seven years. She has taken a Masters program, dance intensive, tap, ballet, Irish step dancing, acting workshops, and much more. She has been featured in solo, duet, trio, and group numbers. Over the past two summers, TAYLA has worked at Annie’s full-time as a volunteer teacher’s assistant for the Summer Stars program. All the shows have been very successful and have brought tons of energy and fun to the audience.
This past summer, TAYLA was cast as one of the Laker Girls in the Trilogy Players production of Spamalot in Somerset County’s “Plays in the Park” series at Pleasant Valley Park in Basking Ridge, NJ.
She is a figure skater, having won gold at her home ice rink Mennen Arena and placed silver and bronze in an ISSI competition in Lake Placid, NY.
TAYLA is training to become an EMT (Emergency Medical Technician).
“When I’m on the stage, it feels like I’m at home,” says TAYLA. “I feel as though I’m in another world. Musical Theater has allowed me to freely explore my God-given musical gifts and I love it. There’s a certain freedom in music and that’s why I’ve decided to call my first album "My Story".
TAYLA studied classical piano with Paul DiDario at Long Hill Music Center for five years and guitar with James Sundquist for three years. TAYLA participated in Vintage Ivories' Summer Musical Theatre Camp and studied vocal coaching with Karen Dann Sundquist. Now they continue working intensely together with a focus on piano/composition study; a second album is in the works with exciting new songs. TAYLA studies voice with Broadway singers Elizabeth Southard and David Sabella-Mills.
A ten year veteran of the Princeton Area Homeschool Choir, where she received ongoing voice instruction from PAHC’s musical director Denise Hayes, TAYLA has performed in both the Christmas and Spring pageants since 2004.
Having graduated from a classical homeschool high school program sponsored by Angelicum Academy in 2015, TAYLA is now pursuing an online associates degree through Ignatius-Angelicum Liberal Studies Program which she hopes to complete by May 2017.
TAYLA has also volunteered her time at both the Matheny School, a special needs private school in Peapack, NJ as well as Mane Stream located in Oldwick, NJ, a therapeutic program for special needs children and adults using horsemanship therapy as the vehicle for treatment.
TAYLA is currently serving as an EMT (Emergency Medical Technician) in training for the Bedminster/Far Hills EMT Unit as well as a probationary volunteer fire fighter for the Liberty Corner Fire Department.