Dalea is a Mexican-American Recording Artist, Actress and Fashion Designer (on hiatus). Dalea emerged from New York City.
Her professional path as an artist began in 2008, when she exited her corporate career in Fashion Design for the Intimate Apparel Industry to focus 100% on her life as an Artist.
At first, she founded the Symphonic Pop band Quimera Music (2009 - 2013), her artist moniker became 'Quimera', after her band. Her first album “Love and Madness” (out of circulation) was released with the Argentinian label Twilight Records. She followed up with a self released album titled “IMMORTAL”.
In 2013 she began pursuing a solo career and debuted simply as Dalea. While self producing single releases, music videos and cameos in film soundtracks, Dalea began writing and recording her debut album titled ‘VISITOR’, released May 24, 2016 to friendly nods from critics and her audience.
As an alto with a unique timbre (think Grace Jones, Aude Henneville, Macy Gray, Alison Moyet) it took her studying for her to find her singing fingerprint, she feels that her album VISITOR and all subsequent releases finally properly feature her singing voice. Amongst other people, she is thankful to vocal coach Elisabeth Lohninger for her singing technique guidance. If you need a hand with your technique, get in touch with Elisabeth here:
In 2018, Dalea began to add acting training, her goal being to perform in roles that are meaningful to her. Dalea frequently shares that her life long love for acting and music has nothing to do with wanting to be a star, but it has everything to do with her need for creation. Her favorite genres are: Action, Comedy, Science Fiction and Fantasy.
Dalea is also the producer of The Treasury of Life Series (TTOL), and La Musa Imperfecta, (it's Spanish counterpart ) they are micro-films series featuring fables, poems and original writings meant to uplift and inspire. Via the TTOL she also encourages people to donate to children charities. On February 6, 2022, Dalea released the first episode of TTOL, A dream is a wish. Throughout 2022, The treasury of Life Series has been mostly narrated by Dalea; she has plans to in the future feature special guests.
Dalea has a profound interest in using her platform to help abandoned, abused or homeless children, being something in her life she knows all too well. Having had a difficult childhood herself, she deeply understands the emotional consequences of all aforementioned situations and the importance of providing motivation, mental health help and faith as lifelines for a child's future.
This work has become a cornerstone of her life.
Dalea resides in the NYC area with her husband Patrick and their two Goldendoodles Dexter and Lukas.
Learn more about The Treasury of Life: LINK
Mas Sobre La Musa Imperfecta: ENLACE
You may listen to Dalea's work in music via Spotify this link: LINK
• Dalea is of mix race, her mother was Mexican/Italian and her father Basque/Mexican.
• Dalea is vegan, she has been since May, 2013.
• Biohacking Chica! Dalea is on a special dietary supplement regimen pioneered by Dr David Sinclair PHD. It is meant to hack the DNA and Cells system with the goal of yielding better health, increasing longevity, and creating a positive divide between cells chronological and biological age. For more on this, check out her blog posts:
• Dalea is a tall chica! She is 5' 10" (1.79m).
• Tall but small, her fashion requires some customization. For example, at her height, her watches and bracelets require customization, her wrists are just 5 1/2" / 14cm circumference. Her pants too, she wears a size 4-6 but her leg inseam is 32 1/2".
• As a child/teen, Dalea lived with various family members. Her father left her and her mother before she was born and her mother had emotional health issues which prevented her from caring for Dalea full time.
• Two left hands! Dalea was an awkward, uncoordinated girl, by 12 years of age she had grown to her current height of 5’ 10” (1.79m) , she was clumsy as it took time to get used to her height.
• Dalea contracted Rheumatic Fever as a child, nearly losing her life at the age of 12. When finally diagnosed with RF, she spent many weeks bed-ridden under heavy doses of penicillin.
• Dalea was born with a D.S.D. (Difference of Sex Development); there are many forms of it depending on the various genes mutations. Ignorance made her childhood a harrowing time that she had to learn to rise above. If you were born with a DSD and are looking for resources or wish to learn more about Dalea's (not so enjoyable) experience click here: LINK
• Dalea's first name is Jessica, it means 'God's Messenger'. She tends to favor Dalea even in her personal life because Jessica is a family name on her biological father's side, he was never in her life.
• Her voice has been featured in film music and meditation programs.
The Treasury of Life series is composed of episodes featuring short stories and texts meant to invite reflection; episodes are narrated by Dalea and soon by special guests.
The first episode ‘A Dream is A Wish’ premiered February 6, 2022.
For more information on The Treasury Of Life, click on link.
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