Some label Diana as Blue Jupiter's fiery redhead, but her powerful voice defies categorization, easily spanning Broadway, jazz and pop.
Her expertise as an educator and coach make her the perfect complement for Blue Jupiter's award-winning arts-in-education program. Thousands of performers and students have already attended her most well-known workshop, "Rockstar 101", which focuses on stage presence, and performing outside of a performer's comfort zone. Behind the scenes, her passion and stage experience earned her the role of Artistic Manager for Blue Jupiter.
If Diana's voice seems familiar it's because you've heard her before, many times. MTV, Coke, Mc Donald's, Herbal Essences, Priceline.com, Fisher Price, HGTV, VH1/Viacom and many more Fortune 500 companies have all chosen Diana's voice for their commercials. And if commercials aren't enough, she's also the voice "at the other end of the line." When calling in to many banks, credit card companies or phone-companies, Diana is the voice greeting you, representing the company’s first impression to clients internationally.
Young fans know Diana from the Cabbage Patch Kids movie, "Jump!" where she sang and co-starred with pop-singer, Jamie Lyn Spears. She can also be heard singing the lead role in the animated series pilot "Fresh Spins". New York tourists will recognize Diana as the voice of the character animatronics featured at the famous "Jeckyl & Hyde" theme restaurant.
Diana has performed live in 48 states with National Broadway Tours such as "Fiddler On The Roof" and "A Christmas Carol." Favorite Regional roles include Eva Peron in "Evita" Ado Annie in "Oklahoma" and Shelley in "Bat Boy, The Musical." Diana has puppeteered and sung the title roles in the National Tours of "Stuart Little," "Rapunzel," "Thumbelina," Lili in "Carnival," and more than 20 other Theatre for Young Audiences productions.
Diana holds a BA in Theatre Performance and Directing from the State University of New York at Oswego where she sang in the award-winning vocal ensemble, "State Singers" collegiate jazz a cappella group, under the direction of Stan Gosek.
Voice Part: Female Lead
Role in the band: Singer, Band Manager
Nicknames: Didee, Di, DJ Boots-D, Preisler, and my favorite title: "mommy"
Favorite Food: Well, I'm vegetarian and Gluten Free - I love gf pizza, Nutella & Apple slices, and you'll always catch me traveling with a Protein Bar (Quest chocolate donut flavor)
Favorite Drink: Seltzer/Club Soda
Favorite Candy: Mounds, Peppermint Patty, and Skittles
Favorite Movie: Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Back to the Future, Anchorman/Zoolander (toss up)
Favorite TV Show: Arrested Development and Veep (don't be a monster and make me choose between them)
Proudest Accomplishment: Being the voice of a an entire toy line, becoming a mom, and voicing several characters on my daughter's favorite TV show: Nickelodeon's Wallykazaam
Most memorable moment in Blue Jupiter: Working with Randy Jackson at Henson Studios, and hearing our Oreo commercial on the radio a few weeks later.
More recently, winning Audience Favorite at a vocal festival in Moscow, Russia; then returning 6 months later to perform at the US Ambassador's House.
Three things people don't know about you:
Something on your bucket list: Learn to speak spanish more confidently. Be a character on The Simpsons. Travel to every country (I'm at about 35 countries so far).