Dina Fanai

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Dina Fanai (born in New York City, New York) is a singer, producer, songwriter and composer.

Early life[edit]

Fanai started studying ballet and voice at an early age, attending the Children's Ballet Theatre and the School of American Ballet. She grew up on the upper west side of Manhattan and attended the La Guardia High School of Music and Art then studied acting at the Academy of Dramatic Arts. From age 8 to 16 she performed at the Lincoln Center, the New York State Theater, Avery Fisher Hall, Alice Tully Hall, City Center, Carnegie Hall, Felt Forum and the Fashion Institute Of Technology among others.

Career[edit]

During the span of her career Dina has worked with Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Flux Quartet, Sirius String Quartet, Dave Eggar, DEORO, Sasha Lazard, Gil Goldstein, Tina Turner, Morley, The Ahn Trio, Joan Jett, Lucy Woodward, Tom Chu, Perks Dance Theatre, Attack Theatre, Caitlin Moe, Keith Miller, Acrassicauda, Ted Mason, Leni Stern, Lucia Micarelli, Morely, Haale, Dave Schommer, Jeff Scott Soto, Chloe Lowery, Alex Alexander, Anna Phoebe, Michelle Crispin, Heather Holley Svante Henreyson, Park Stickney, Jeff Golub, Johnny Rosh, Eran Tabib, Everette Bradley, Randi Driscoll, Blowup Hollywood, Rachel Sage, Phillip Hamilton, Rob Evan, Sylvia Tosun, Stephanie Winters, Cliff Eberhardt, Nancy Magarill, Lorraine Ferro, Swampbytche, Edible Red, Rebekah Del Rio, Joe Lynn Turner, Heather Holley, Eran Tabib, Joel Hoekstra, Johnny Reinhardand and Benior among others.

In 1999 Dina founded One Vision Music and independently released several albums including: "Remembering The Vision" in 1999, "Vision" in 2004, "I Believe" in late 2004 and most recently, "My Prayer " in 2006. She is currently finishing her fifth studio album "Legends". Dina and Bob Kinkel are the co-creators of the project "CINEMA 12", which was featured on Tina Turner's platinum selling album "BEYOND: Buddhist and Christian Prayers" with production from Bob Kinkel, Dave Eggar and Nik Chinboukas. CINEMA 12 also created the soundtrack to the Sci-fi thriller "Time Warrior" to be released 2012. In 2002 and 2003 Dina toured with the multi-platinum selling arena rock band Trans-Siberian Orchestra. Since 2003 Dina has worked in artist development for Trans-Siberian Orchestra with Night Castle Management company. She has also led tours and educational programs in the US, Southeast Asia and Japan.

Dina composed and was a featured vocalist on Grammy nominated artist Dave Eggar's album "Kingston Morning", released in 2011 on Domo Records. She has also written and produced for other projects with Dave Eggar that were released through Universal Records USA and Columbia/Japan Records. She produced the record "Love Hurts/ Love Heals" for acclaimed singer Rebekah Del Rio, which was released on November 11, 2011. Fanai was the lead vocalist and composer of the award winning dance rock opera "Games Of Steel" with "Attack Theatre" and Grammy Nominated artist Dave Eggar. Fanai is co-founder of The Myth Of Red Creative Salon Series, with Sasha Lazard and Dave Eggar. She has produced benefit concerts and charity events supporting causes such as Worldwide Orphans Foundation, Juvenile Diabetes, The Children's Aid Society, The Associated Blind Foundation, Sounds Of Hope, and The Coalition Of Battered Woman's Advocates. Fanai is a co-founder of the artist development company D.R.E.A.M. Artist Productions with multi-platinum selling songwriter/arranger/producer Heather Holley who is known for her role in launching singer Christina Aguilera's career. She has hosted and co-hosted the Songwriters Hall Of Fame, songwriters nights and workshops in venues throughout New York City for over 10 years.

Fanai is currently on the committee for the Woman Who Care Luncheon for United Cerebral Palsy and she continues to do artist development and A&R for major label recording acts and arena tours.

Accolades[edit]

Dina Fanai has received grants and awards from The National Endowment for the Arts, The Songwriter's Hall of Fame, Pennsylvania Council Of the Arts, The National Academy of Popular Music, The USA Songwriters Competition and Guild and John Michael Kohler Arts Center.

Discography[edit]

1999 - "Remembering The Vision"
Producer/ Songwriter/ Vocalist
Dina Fanai
One Vision Music
https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/remembering-the-vision/id15962085

2004 - "I Believe"
Producer/ Songwriter/ Vocalist
Dina Fanai
One Vision Music
http://www.dinafanai.com/os/store.htm

2004 - "Vision"
Producer/ Songwriter/ Vocalist
One Vision Music
https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/vision/id65370812

2004 - "The Lost Christmas Eve"
Vocalist / Artist Development
Trans Siberian Orchestra
Atlantic Records
http://trans-siberian.com/discography/lost_xmas_eve.php

004 - "Angelic Embrace"
Associate Producer/ Composer
Dave Eggar
Domo Records
http://music.yahoo.com/dave-eggar/albums/angelic-embrace--19818207

2004 - "The Christmas Trilogy"
Vocalist / Artist Development
Trans-Siberian Orchestra
Atlantic Records
http://trans-siberian.com/discography/xmas_trilogy.php

2005 - "Left Of Blue"
Producer/ Composer
Dave Eggar
Domo Records
https://www.amazon.com/Left-Blue-Dave-Eggar/dp/B000A2H6NW

2006 - "My Prayer"
Producer/ Songwriter/ Vocalist
Dina Fanai
One Vision Music
https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/my-prayer/id206113138

2009 - "Tribute"
Vocalist
James Lewis
Self Released
http://www.jameslewismusicshop.com/

2009 - "Beyond"
Producer
Tina Turner, Dechen Shak-Dagsay & Regula Curti
Universal Music / Decca Records
https://www.amazon.com/Beyond-Buddhist-Christian-Tina-Turner/dp/B0026298LM

2009 - "Night Castle"
Artist Development/ Vocalist
Trans Siberian Orchestra
Atlantic Records
http://trans-siberian.com/discography/night_castle.php

2010 - "Kingston Morning"
Composer/ Producer/ Vocalist
Dave Eggar
Domo Music
http://www.domomusicgroup.com/daveeggar/

2011 - "DeoroXx: Xtreme Xover"
Vocalist
Dave Eggar
Domo Music
http://www.domocast.tv/2011/08/dave_eggar_deoro_new_project.html

2011 - "Love Hurts / Love Heals" Composer / Producer Rebekah Del Rio

2012 - "Dreams of Fireflies"
Artist Development
Trans-Siberian Orchestra
Atlantic Records

2012 - "Look Around"
Vocal Producer
Eden Espinosa

2013 - "Cinema 12"
Vocalist, Producer, Composer
Cinema 12 Music
http://www.cinema12music.com

2014 - "Hidden"
Vocalist, Producer, Composer
One Vision Music
http://www.dinafanai.com

2014 - "Legends"
Vocalist, Producer, Composer
One Vision Music
http://www.dinafanai.com

Sources[edit]

http://www.themythofred.com/
http://dreamartistproductions.com/
http://www.daveeggarmusic.com/
http://www.attacktheatre.com/
http://www.jmkac.org/
http://rebekahdelrio.com/
http://www.dinafanai.com
http://www.ucpnyc.org/site/c.buIWJcNSKnL6G/b.7759045/k.6044/Women_Who_Care_Luncheon.html