Abi-L-ity is a multi-genre cellist, composer, dancer, producer, session recording artist, educator, co-writer with Eddy Bayes, and film scorer. Her recent work includes stints with Kim Burrell, Ghetto Youths International, DWayne Saint Orbin Bennett, Daniel Landers, The Pushers Music Group, Dayson, Eddy Bayes, Jason Matthews, Brittany Mullen, Leroy Sanchez, Stephen, DJ I-DEE, Tad Nicol, Muir, Justina Shandler, and more. Tours with Joni Fatora, Eddy Bayes, and with Eddy Bayes opening for The Morning Of….She has scored for the award winning film team 1310 Bandits. Abi-L-ity played for Yo-Yo Ma, Janos Starker, Robert Cohen, Carter Brey, and more by her 16th birthday whether performing on international television, the World Cello Congress, American Cello Congress, Strathmore Center for the Performing Arts, or churches with brilliant acoustics and packed audiences. As a member of the Henry Mancini Institute Orchestra, Abi-L-ity played on Robert Klein's HBO Comedy Special "Unfair and Unbalanced". She studied at the Frost School of Music on scholarship and as a an endowment recipient. When not doing all of the above she can be found scratching the art of turntablism on technics tables and a numark M2 mixer and pondering the time she and Grand Wizard Theodore compared hand sizes and realized our hands weren't that small.
She received her advanced ballet training under the late Michael Bjerknes, as well as Alexandra Koltun, Alex Lapshin, and Geta Constantinescu at Miami City Ballet School lest not forget fabulous GYRONKINESIS™ under Sandra Portal-Andreu (that stuff Lady Gaga does...). She was a winner of the Philip Jerry Memorial Award Scholarship hand selected by Mark Goldwebber (Joffrey Ballet). This enabled her to study at various summer intensives including ABT, Miami City Ballet, Paul Taylor Dance Theater, CPYB...
Scoring & Recording:
§ Best Musical Score, 48 Hour Film Festival Miami, 2016
§ AES: Best Modern Studio Recording, strings for Tad Nicol, 2013
Solo String Competitions:
Music Academy of Greensboro North Carolina, MSMTA, Washington Performing Arts Society (Feder String Competition), Gretchen Hood String Competition, Asian American Music Competition, Easterling Achievement Awards Competition, MSMTA Strings Plus Festival, MTNA Semi National String Competition, Greensboro Music Academy Competition, WMTA, Select Performances: American Cello Congress, World Cello Congress, Millennium Stage (Kennedy Center). Asst./Principal: American Youth Philharmonic under Luis Haza, Greater Miami Youth Symphony.
Composition, Scores, Collaborations with Choreographers 2014-2017
Write and produce music for choreographers, film, and in the commercial realm:
§ Score: Wild Aid ad on X-Box, YouTube, Spotify, and more, ft. actor/martial artist Johnny Nguyen
§ Score: 10 Under 40: Pioneer Winter aired on PBS/WPBT2, and Miami International Film Festival 2016
§ Score: Winner of the 48 Hour Film Festival - Miami 2016,
§ Pioneer Winter Gimp Gait
§ Scores for commissioned works by choreographers: Pioneer Winter, and, Sandra-
Portal Andreu at Miami Light Project and Miami-Dade Auditorium, 2015-2017
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