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vita

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  • Born in New York City – childhood Mannheim and New York
  • Studies in New York (Juilliard School of Music, New York University)
  • Languages: German, English, Spanish
  • Residence: Germany

 

Profession

 

  • Singer (Opera, Operette, Musical, Chansons, Jazz, Gospel, Pop) Mezzo-Soprano
  • Director (Theatre, Concerts, TV, Galas, Events, Special Programms)
  • Actress (Theatre, TV)
  • Choreographer (Theatre, TV, Concerts, Galas, Events, Special Programms)
  • Teacher (American Musical Theatre, Jazz Workshops, Masterclasses)
  • Composer (Jazz, Musicalworks, Own Projects)
  • Moderator (TV, Theatre, Galas, Concerts, Events, Special Programms)
  • Synchrone Speaker (TV German and English)
  • Costume Designer ( Theatre, TV)
  • Writer (Poetry, Scripts)
  • Solo Dancer (Ballet, Modern, Jazz, Flamenco, Tap, Show Dance (Las Vegas)
  • Coach (Auditions, Song Preparation)
  • Song Writer (Lyrics, Text)

 

Engagements (Auswahl)

 

  • Gewandhaus Leipzig – Mendelssohn Saal – Show  „A Homage To Rod Stewart“ (Gastmoderatorin)
  • Staatstheater am Gärtnerplatz – München (4. Internationale Tanz Gala (Guest Artist und Moderatorin))
  • Theater am Kurfürstendamm – Berlin (Schauspiel „Schöne Überraschung“ (Gloria Williams))
  • Theater Freiburg (Oper „Le Balcon“ (Madame Irma))
  • Theater Augsburg – Hoffmann Keller (Vagina Monologues (Erzählerin dt. und eng.))
  • Stadttheater Augsburg – Freilichtbühne (Operette „Frau Luna“ – Frau Luna and Fräulein Huschke))
  • Stadttheater Pforzheim (Musical „Das Geheimnis des Edward Drood“ (Princess Puffer))
  • Städtebundtheater Hof (Musical „West Side Story“ (Anita))
  • Staatstheater Kassel (Musical „West Side Story“ (Anita))
  • Grenzlandtheater Aachen (Musical „Nonnsens“ (Sister Maria Hubert))
  • Städtische Bühnen Dortmund (Opera „Liebe zu den drei Orangen“ (Prinzessin Linette), Musical „Chicago“ (Velma Kelly), Musical „West Side Story“ (Anita))
  • Deutsche Oper am Rhein Düsseldorf (Ballet Company)
  • A Little Night Music (Film), directed from Harold Prince (Dance double for Liz Taylor)
  • Wiener Staatsoper (Soloist and Ass’t to Billie Millie in Bernsteins „Mass“)
  • Theater an der Wien (Soloist Ballet Company, CATS Rumpelteazer/Demeter (First European Company))
  • Jones Beach, USA (Musical „Carousel“)
  • Lincoln Center Shell, New York (Rosalia in West Side Story)
  • Ballet Hispanico, Tina Ramirez, New York (Soloist)
  • St. James Theater, Broadway, Dancer and Swing Singer, Musical „Two Gentlemen of Verona“
  • TV Germany, Austria, Czech Rep., Russia, USA, Switzerland, UK

 

 

 

 

Director/Choreography (Auswahl)

 

  • Grenzlandtheater Aachen (Nonnsens – Choreography and evening director)
  • Kölner Philharmonie (West Side Story, Daphnis und Chloe – director, moderation, book)
  • Volkstheater Rostock (Riemannoper – director, costumes)
  • Staatstheater Karlsruhe (Musical in Concert – director, choreography)
  • Staatstheater Karlsruhe (Bombenstimmung – choreography)
  • Stadttheater Heidelberg (2x) (Trabüball – director, choreography)
  • Wien (Peter Weck Musical School, West Side Story – director, choreography)
  • Parkhaustheater Bremen (Ich steig aus und mach‘ meine eigene Show – choreography)
  • Varieté Stuttgart (Artistic director for the Russian group „Minimax“ – director, choreography)
  • Hamburg (Director of the Dance Company „International Movers“ – director, choreography)
  • National and international masterclasses and workshops in Musical and Jazz – director, voice, coaching, dance, choreography, acting
  • National and international television choreography
  • HMT, Leipzig (Musical-Gala „And the World goes round“ – choreography)
  • International Club Gala, Leipzig (New Taste of Broadway – director & choreography)
  • HMT, Leipzig (Catch me if you can, frei nach dem gleichnamigen Roman, Film & Broadway Musical – director, choreography, text)
  • TAS, Delitzsch (M wie Muse Musical Magie Mystery – director, choreography, text)
  • Trias Eröffnungsveranstaltung, Leipzig (Modenschau S. Wagler – Hallo Leipzig, Hallo New York – director, choreography & musical show)
  • Staging & Choreography Passion Entertainment „Mr. Rod“

 

 

She has worked with (Auswahl)

 

Hal Prince, Kwame Ryan, Trevor Nunn, Elisabeth Taylor, Gerd Heinz, Judy Winter, Jörg Hube, Lars Montag, Gillian Lynn, Julia Mignes, Nigel Lythgoe, Jiri Korn, Hanna Zargarova, Helena Vondrakova e.g.

 

 

Solo Programmes and Shows (Auswahl)

 

2009 – heute The Tales of the Tarshari Knights
Book, Music, Poetry, a Dramatic Reading
Artist: Voices of Twilight, Solo & Ensemble
2008 Voices of Twilight 2
2005/2006 – Voices Of Twilight 1
2004 – Shut The Door, I’m Trying To Sing
1999/2000 – Faith & Glory
1999 – Fröhlich, Frech, Frivol und Fein
1998 – Liebe, Lust und Leidenschaft, 2/4 3/4 4/4 Takt
1997 – Weil Wir Weill Wollen
1996 – You..Me..And The Music Makes 3
1993 – Buona Sera Buenaventura

 

 

TV Series & Film (Auswahl)

 

  • Einsamkeit und Sex und Mitleid (Kinofilm, Rolle: Renate, Spinning-Trainerin, Regie: Lars Montag) 2016
  • Der Schellenbeauftrate (Rolle: Trisha Palmer, Regie: Valentin Burkhardt & Stephan Kämpf) 2016
  • Kurzfilm „Sondanz“ (Rolle: Frau Klein, Regie: Dominik Lehmann) 2015
  • Breaking News, (Rolle: Donna Jounaille, Regie: Benjamin Schmidt) REIS Film 2015
  • Image Film VW (Rolle: Sally, Regie: Micheel Nwaisser) 2014
  • Werbespot SANTANDER “A Great Day for an Idea” Cobblestone Filmproduction Actor 2013
  • Kurzfilm “Fliegen” (Rolle: Geschäftsfrau, Regie: Marcus Harnisch) 2013
  • Tatort Baden-Baden, Hauch des Todes (SWR 2009) Rolle: Bettina Frommelt
  • Tatort München, Der Oide Depp (ARD 2008) Rolle: Sunny Esslinger
  • Das 100 Million Dollar Date (SAT 1 2007) Rolle: Sabrina Hollbrook
  • Maestro – Trailer (Arte TV 2004-2008) Rolle: Opernsängerin
  • Ein bisschen schwanger (SAT1 2007) Rolle: Yoga-Lehrerin
  • Wen kuesst die Braut? (Olga Film, Pro7 2002) Rolle: Barbara Rothmeier
  • Unser Papa (NDR 2001) Rolle: Berta Engel
  • Drehkreuz Airport (Nova Film 2000) Rolle: Pürser
  • Familienleben (NDR 1998/99) Rolle: Karlotta Banderas

 

 

Recordings

 

  • CATS Album, Wien
  • Talk to me, Art Farmer Singer, Wien
  • Buenaventura, Soloalbum, Supraphon, Prag
  • Hanna Zargarova – Guest Singer, Prag
  • „WOMEN WERE ALSO KNIGHTS“ written and composed by Buenaventura

 

 

Awards

 

  • Editors Choice Award in Poetry, National Library of Poetry 1994 USA
  • The poetry book „Hearts for Haiti“, three of her poems were published (USA 2010). The poem „Queen Melixt Speaks“ stems from her work „The Tales of the Tarshari Knights“

 

 

Teachings

 

Gast-Dozentin /Guest Teacher, Coachings, Künstlerpersönlichkeitstraining – Personal Artist Trainer, Workshops Masterclasses.

Masterclasses in American Musical Theatre and Jazz:

  • Vienna Musical School, director Peter Weck
  • Staatl. Hochschule für Musik Hannover
  • Rheinische Musikhochschule Köln/Sommerakademie
  • Hochschule für Musik und Theater Leipzig
  • Theaterakademie Sachsen
  • 26. International Bozen Festival
  • Jurorin an der Stage School Hamburg
  • International and national Workshops in Austria, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, France, USA, GUS

 

 

Sports

 

  • Boxing
  • Schwertkampf (Langschwert)
  • Karate
  • Tennis
  • Horseback riding
  • Driving Kl. 3

 

Buenaventura is an American Equity, GEMA & GVL member.