Iyah has been involved with music and acting since the ripe age of eight. Her first musical was a shortened rendition of "The Wizard of Oz" during her third grade year, in which she received the understudy role of the Cowardly Lion. She got her first supporting role the following year in a shortened rendition of "The Lion King," in which she played Zazu. In high school, Iyah attended a summer program in Tucson, Arizona called Fine Arts Youth Program, or FAYA. During the month of June, high school students audition, rehearse, create, and self-advertise a full-length musical that they perform at the end of the month. With the guidance of professionals, of course. In 2003, Iyah once again performed in "The Wizard of Oz," this time the full-length version, and held a few roles. Along with being a member of the chorus, she was also part of the "Jitterbug Chorus," landing her first singing audition, and Auntie Em. During 2004, Iyah performed in "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat," achieving her first singing solo as "Queen Victoria," or "The Opera Singer" as FAYA directors decided to dub the role. She was also a member of the chorus. Iyah was a member of the chorus during FAYA's performance of "Fiddler on the Roof" in 2005. While also in choir, Iyah performed with the school's choir. She was a member of the Premiere choir in the 2004-2005 school year, and a member of the Concert choir during the 2005-2006 school year. She was also active in the acting scene. Iyah's freshman year introduced her to her first actual training in regards to acting when she enrolled in a beginning drama course. That led to her involvement in film acting. For the next two years, Iyah trained as a film actress, performing scenes from many types of film work including commercials, soap operas, music videos, dramas, and comedies. It was from these experiences that she also got her first taste of directing, producing, and storyboard work. Iyah has been writing since she was ten years old. She mainly sticks to poetry, but she has written a few short stories. In her eighth grade, her teachers voted her in the top four best writers of her class. During her sophomore year of high school, her English teacher submitted one of her essays to represent "Best in Class" for that year.
Me singing The Fugees's cover of "Killing Me Softly With His Song".Duration: 03:52
Me singing "Forgive Me" by Evanescence. Feedback is always greatly appreciated, whether it be encouraging or constructive. I'd like to know how I can improve.Duration: 02:19