Home Town: Las Vegas, NV
What happens in Vegas doesn’t always stay in Vegas, Malia Civetz is proof. Her musical story starts in Hawaii though, where little Malia grew to love music and dance. She was drawn to the stage, mesmerized by the musicians, singers and dancers, toddling up to join the entertainers. At 5 years old, she moved to Las Vegas, explaining her early obsession with Elvis, Frank Sinatra and of course all things that glitter. She began singing in the church choir and after years of vocal, dance, piano lessons and charity performances she was selected to perform as a ‘Star of Tomorrow’ at the Apollo Theater when she was 13. Singing the National Anthem and God Bless America for the Dodgers, Angels, San Francisco Giants and for many other professional sporting and special events kept Malia on the go. At 16, she was invited to sing the National Anthem for President Barack Obama and at 17 she joined Barry Manilow in his show at Paris Las Vegas. As a Theatre Major at the Las Vegas Academy of Performing Arts, she starred as Tracy in Hairspray and Adelaide in Guys and Dolls. When she graduated in 2012, she moved on to USC and is thrilled to be a vocalist in the Popular Music Program and now a part of the amazing SoCal VoCal family!