RESUME & BIO
Born Anastasia Dextrene Syrillia Johnson in Toronto, and raised in Gaspé and Montreal, Canada, Ana Stasia began developing her vocal and piano performance skills through formal training at age 3. Having accumulated numerous credits to her name, she performs regularly across North America and the Caribbean, and has made numerous television appearances. To view her performance credits, click on the link below.
Perhaps due in part to her predecessors’ deep roots in the vibrant culture and rhythms of their Caribbean heritage, Ana Stasia developed a transcendent love for music at a young age. In 2008, she received the Governor General’s Award from Jamaica for excellence in the Arts and for her role in creating the now annual Music Through the Ages (Benefit) Concert. A year later, she became the first Quebec teenager to perform at Carnegie Hall, as part of the American High School Honors Performance Series program, reserved for the highest rated pre-university performers in North America.
A graduate of The Study, Marianopolis College, The University of Toronto, The American Musical & Dramatic Academy, College & Conservatory of the Performing Arts (NY/LA), and now, a student at New York University Tisch School of the Arts, Ana Stasia’s notable performance venues include the (inaugural) Duke of Edinburgh International Award Gold & Silver Gala in Montreal, Quebec, where she was accompanied by legendary jazz pianist Dr. Oliver Jones; Place-des-Arts; Montreal International Jazz Festival; Los Angeles Classic Jazz Festival; The Queen Mary Ship; Frank Sinatra’s Twin Palms Estate; CTV Atlantic, Global News Halifax, Rogers Daytime Television, CHCH Morning Live and Breakfast Television Montreal, among others.
In the summer of 2016, the singer-songwriter released her first original single, "One Heart", on iTunes, Amazon and Spotify, from which a portion of the proceeds are being donated to Project BeamOn, a Toronto-based Charity offering support for patients undergoing cancer treatment and their families across Canada and around the globe. Less than one year later, Ana Stasia obtained a music artist development deal with Grammy and award-winning producers Alex Houton and Brian Vibberts, and was featured on the release of award-winning songwriter-producer, Lynx, and Grammy award-winning songwriter-producer, GC's "Dangerous to Love" and "Dangerous to Love [Extended]". Though this was not to the exclusion of an acting career, as Ana Stasia also went on to book numerous appearances on television shows including Grown-ish, Black-ish, Scandal, Lucifer, NCIS: Los Angeles, Brooklyn Nine Nine, and Champions.
With the most recent success of her debut EP, "Best Life" - shortlisted at the 61st Annual Grammy Awards for Best R&B Album, with the album's debut radio single, "Shade", shortlisted for Best R&B Performance, Best R&B Song, Record of the Year and featured on Billboard - Ana Stasia continues to build an impressive career.