Toya Nash

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Toya Nash
Born Dallas, Texas, USA
Genres Pop, R&B, blues, soul
Occupations Actress, singer-songwriter, record producer,
Instruments Vocals
Website toyanash.com

Toya Nash is an American actress, recording artist, and entertainment host. She has appeared in films, television, theater, and made her debut on the music scene with the release of her first soul EP called "Him...".[1] Toya also founded her own acting and voice coaching company called "Coach Your Craft".

Early life[edit]

Toya Nash was born in Dallas, TX. She attended The University of Texas at Austin where she received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in marketing (BBA). She holds a Master of Fine Arts degree in acting (MFA) from Actors Studio Drama School at Pace University in New York City.

Career[edit]

Toya has worked in a variety of mediums including films, television, theater, music, radio, and runway modeling. She is also a classically trained mezzo-soprano[2] singer. Toya released her first EP called "Him..."[3] which she debuted at House of Blues of Dallas before performing the national anthem at Madison Square Garden in New York City to open the Miguel Cotto vs. Austin Trout boxing match on December 1, 2012. She can be seen in a supporting role in the film "Transatlantic Coffee", and in the horror film "Trapped". Toya performed in the Stephen Adly Guirgis play "The Last Days of Judas Iscariot", where she received great reviews for her performance in the role of Saint Monica. She also received excellent reviews for her performance at Metropolitan Playhouse in New York, in the Arthur Arent play called “Power”, where she played multiple, contrasting roles.[4][5] Toya founded an acting and voice coaching company for all ages and was interviewed on NBC to discuss her artistic and business life.

Philanthropy[edit]

Through her company, Toya Nash often sponsors children and teens by offering free voice and acting workshops. She donated a special acting workshop to St. Anthony School in Dallas, and spoke to the Girl Scouts about pursuing a career in the arts and the importance of education, goal setting, and leadership.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Toya Nash: “Him…” Edgy, Raw and Impassioned". Retrieved 3 January 2014. 
  2. ^ Burns, Peter. "Toya Nash: “Him…” The Sound Of A Gifted Artist". Retrieved 3 January 2014. 
  3. ^ Jamm, Rick. "Toya Nash: “Him…” Convincing, Energetic And Charismatic!". Retrieved 3 January 2014. 
  4. ^ Denton, Martin. "nytheatre.com review by Martin Denton". Retrieved 3 January 2014. 
  5. ^ Muhammad, Jihad Hassan. "Dallas Artist Toya Nash Sings National Anthem at Madison Square Garden". Retrieved 3 January 2014. 

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