Cinderella Mayo may only be 4’10” tall, but she definitely has talent that far exceeds her small frame by several miles.
Born in Manila in 1988, Cinderella obtained her BA in Theater Arts from the University of the Philippines (Diliman) in 2010. She made her round of theater performances in Manila, which include her notable portrayal of Grasya/Malaya in Mga Kuwento ni Lola Basyang (Lola Basyang’s Stories), staged by the Philippine Educational Theater Association (PETA). She also essayed the role of Ella in Batang Rizal (The Young Rizal) for the same company.
Since then, she had undergone training with some of the most respected institutions such as NYU Tisch Asia, Lasalle College of the Arts, and the Singapore Repertory Theater – Young Company in Singapore; and the American Musical and Drama Academy in New York, USA.
Along with her education, Cinderella had also been making her mark in the performance scene with roles in theater and film such as The Threepenny Opera, Trojan Women, Supernatural: The Cabaret, Absolutely Nothing, Order-Up, and more. Her powerful voice (belt/soprano range: E3 to G5) shook cabarets including Let’s Broadway: A Tribute to Teri Ralston, Bound For Broadway, Seth’s Talent Showcase, and Friends of NAAP Cabaret, among others.
Her recent appearance was for the National Asian Artists Project (NAAP) Discover New Musicals at Theatre 315 in New York. She is currently part of the NAAP Broadway Community Chorus founded by Baayork Lee. The chorus will be having their Holiday concert at the Speyer Hall at the University Settlement, New York (Click here for the event page on Facebook).
Fluent in both Filipino and English, Cinderella is also proficient in stage management, and teaching drama and musical theater to young kids. More about Cinderella can be read in her website.
From the Philippines to New York, Cinderella Mayo has indeed come a long way and she will surely go on to achieve more. For in that tiny package, the performing arts scene surely can expect great things.