Dalea is a Mexican-American Recording Artist, Actress and Fashion Designer (currently on Hiatus). Dalea emerged from New York City.
Her professional path as an artist began in 2008, when she exited her corporate career in Intimate Apparel Fashion -Design and Technical- to focus her efforts 100% on working as an Artist.
She initially founded the band Quimera Music (2009 - 2013) her artist moniker became 'Quimera', after her band, creating symphonic pop and cinema style music. 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 decided to pursue 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 her audience.
As an alto with a unique timbre (think Grace Jones, Aude Henneville, Macy Gray, Alison Moyet, Tina Turner) she feels that VISITOR at long last features her proper singing voice range. She is thankful to vocal coach and vocalist Elisabeth Lohninger for her guidance. If you need help with vocal coaching, contact Elisabeth, she conducts coaching in Manhattan or via video from anywhere in the world. Link: Elisabeth Lohninger Coaching
From 2018 Dalea began to focus her training pursuit for acting, her goal being to ultimately perform exclusively in roles that mean something special to her or the world. Having started later than her counterparts, being Hispanic and having an accent to her only means she must work twice as hard, yet she knows perseverance pay off.
Dalea frequently shares that her life long love for acting and music has nothing to do with wanting to be a star, it has everything to do with creation and the quest of timeless art creation. Her favorite genres are: Action, Comedy, Science Fiction and Fantasy.
Dalea is also the producer of The Treasury of life Series, a micro films project featuring fables, poems and 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 A dream is a wish. Throughout 2022, The treasury of Life Series has been mostly narrated by Dalea; 2023 will begin to 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 abandonment, abuse and the importance of providing motivation and faith as lifelines for a child's future. This work has become a cornerstone in her life.
Dalea resides in the NYC area with her family.
Learn more about TTOL here: LINK
You may listen to Dalea's work in music via this link: LINK
• Dalea's mother was Mexican (Mother) /Italian (Father) and her father Mexican/Basque.
• Dalea is 5' 10" (1.79m) tall but small. Her fashion requires some customization. For example her watches and bracelets, at her height her wrists are just 5 1/2" / 14cm circumference. 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 mother suffered from emotional health issues, this prevented her mother from caring for her daughter full time.
• She was an awkward uncoordinated kid, by 12 years of age she had grown to her current height of 5’ 10” (1.79m)
• 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 and under heavy doses of penicillin.
• Dalea was born with a D.S.D. = Difference of Sex Development. There are many forms of it, and ignorance made her childhood an excruciating time that she had to learn to rise above and survive. If you were born with a DSD and are looking for resources or wish to learn more about Dalea's experience click here: LINK
• Dalea's first name is Jessica, it means 'God's Messenger'. She favors Dalea, because Jessica is a family name on her biological father's side and he was never in her life.
• Her voice has been featured in 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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