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My name is Rasa Vitalia and I'm a professional dynamic, energetic, and engaging multi-talented dance, vocal and music performance artist and visual artist. I am a rhythmic extraordinaire, using multi props and swords, engaging enthusiastic audience interaction, and famous for super fast hot shimmies! I'm a performer available to be in shows, corporate/public/private events, high-end celebrations, holidays, team projects/castings, residencies, festivals and looking for management/representation and I am available to travel.

My extensive knowledge and experience in my own dance and music performance as well as stage craft/management and movement direction would be of benefit to high-end parties, events and celebrations, musical acts, performance artist shows, dance performances, and theatrical productions. As an amazing solo performer, stage manager, movement director and director of celebrations, I have a great ability to craft the best show for the particular celebration, people, audience, culture, theme, etc. and create the perfect, fun, incredibly dynamic environment best for the audience at hand.

Shows can be geared for kids and/or adults. Most of my work is in variety, theater, circus, drag, theater, cabaret, performance art, music, modeling/acting, film/videos, and burlesque. I put on my own 20 minute solo show. With a BFA degree in world music, dance, and fine art performance,I also am versed in the many different dance and music styles for events also include Middle Eastern belly dance, Persian, Afghani, Israeli, Palestinian, Arabic, Egyptian, Greek belly dance and line dance and Turkish belly dance , Lebanese belly dance and line dance, Moroccan, Spanish Flamenco, Brazilian Rio Style Samba, Samba Reggae, frevo, bollywood, kathak, bhangra, club, house, go go, breakdance/hip hop, 2nd line/Mardi Gras/Carnaval director, instructor, conductor and performer, electronic dance, kids dance, burlesque, jazz, etc. so am multi-talented and multi-marketable and can work on my own as well as with any live act 

I also teach belly/samba/salsa/hip hop/house/club dance, am a movement director, write my own music for my shows, have been in several bands as a dancer, vocalist, and hand percussionist,, am a show producer and direct the build and energy of a show, and draw speedy caricatures (which can be a very cool draw for an audience pre and mid show)!

I know the ins and outs of what it takes to book and put on an entertainment event production, tour and show from my experience as a performer, promoter and show producer in the entertainment, theater, cabaret, drag, and live music industries. I have an excellent eye for detail and enjoy interacting with the public! I can definitely keep pace in an exciting and often changing environment.

I enjoy the challenge and the event environment! I have organized and coordinated many event, entertainment, and theatrical productions for corporate, private, and public events. It encompasses a variety of activities, including organizing the production and coordinating communications between directors, crew, or actors/entertainers and production management.

I have maintained entertainment business accounting and taxes, calls/internet correspondence, entertainment business organization and tour management, promotions, advertisement creation and marketing, merchandising, live music, music video, and show production, stage/team/band/crew management, assistance and creation, business plans, costume, show, lighting, sound, music design and creation, performance and MC/DJ, in-house Show and Music filming and video producer, designer, coordinator, and casting. I have been on tour with the Goo Goo Dolls as marketing and promotion as well as movement choreographer and been on tour with George Clinton's P Funk as a dancer and vocalist. I was a resident at The Supperclub San Francisco for many years. I am looking dance my way into keeping the entertainment industry alive and help create success for a great team who clearly knows what it takes and loves what they do!

Not only do I know producing and booking but as a take-charge kind of a person, am able to multi-task, problem solve, communicate effectively, reliable, think outside the box, work independently as well as with a team, able to juggle multiple jobs and needs at once in a fast paced and often chaotic environment with ease and stability (and with a smile) and really strive for business success. I have coordinated and planned many corporate, private, and public events, especially in the entertainment sector but also with guest relations at events and conventions. I am a dynamic self-starter and have a keen eye for detail. and As a entertainer and live show supporter, I believe that it is time to step up the g

I am a super promoter and marketer, know how to run the show/events, how to organize a tour/show, and work on this 24/7. Due to my promo, marketing, performance, and movement direction work on extensive tours with world-class grammy away winning musical acts such as the Goo Goo Dolls and P-Funk, as well as creating my own extensive professional tour itineraries for my own high-end events and shows, I know all the ins and outs of running the biz of entertainment. I can do ton to make a show awesome!

 

Thank you for your consideration!

 

Rasa Vitalia

RasaVitalia.com

Rasa@RasaVitalia.com


Rasa Vitalia - Performance Resume

 
Rasa Vitalia

Dance – Music – Voice - Model - Actress - Events - Shows - Fiestas - Cinema - Photo - TV - Radio - Theater

Mexico City: 55.8617.1356

SF: 415.407.8006

LA: 310.467.3104

NYC: 212-804-8932

 
Rasa@RasaVitalia.com
RasaVitalia@gmail.com
Dance: http://www.RasaVitalia.com

 

 

Selected Performances

Show

Role

Location

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

     
 
 
       

 

 

 

     

 

 

 

     

 

 

 

     

 

 

 

     

WorldTV.MX

Canal TV

Salsa Dance Performer and interview

Mexico City, MX

     

La Perla Cabaret - Shows April 2018+

Performance Artist Mexico City, MX      

Jungle Arts & Entertainment

Performance Artist

San Miguel de Allende, MX

     

Johnny's Cabaret

Performance Artist

San Miguel de Allende, MX

     

Mazatlan Carnaval 

Performance Artist in the Parade Mazatlan, Mexico      
Skylark Cabaret Performance Artist San Francisco, CA      
Stork Club Performance Artist San Francisco, CA      
Nudie Nubie's Show Performance Artist San Francisco, CA      
Starlight Room Cabaret - 2016+ Performance Artist San Francisco, CA      
           

Entire Productions

Show & Entertainment Manager for onsite events for Entertainment Agency & event planner

San Francisco Bay Area, CA

     
Afton Live Music Concert Company Show & Production Manger San Francisco, CA      

The Stud Bar/RHB Show

Artist in Residence

San Francisco, CA

 

 

 

Central Casting LA/NOLA

Dance Performer
Featured Extra

Los Angeles, CA
New Orleans, LA

 

 

 

The Globe Theater
GlobeTheater-LA.com

Live Performance Artist in Concert

Los Angeles, CA

 

 

 

Los Angeles Tour – Monday Night Tease, 7 Veils, Grill April 2017

Performance Artist

Los Angeles/West Hollywood, CA

 

 

 

Cabarillo Casting

Party Dancer – Queen Sugar 3.7.2017

New Orleans, LA

 

 

Klaus Casting

Party Dancer – Preacher 4.8.2017

New Orleans, LA

 

 

DoggieBoogieMovie.com

Dancer/IMDB

San Francisco, CA

 

 

Rasa Vitalia & The Disco Sluts Tour

Stage & Entertainment Manager, Performer, Dancer, Choreographer, MC, vocalist, musician, costumer

 

 

 

Ain’t Your Mama’s Drag

Performer, MC, Co-Host

 

 

 

Meow Mix Show at The Stud

 

Performer, MC, Co-Host

Stud Bar, San Francisco 2007-pres

 

 

San Francisco Pride 2016

Faerie Freedom Village Stage

Stage Manager, Entertainment Manager, MC Performer

Rasa Vitalia is an experienced stage and entertainment manager, MC and performer. Her expertise and management at the Faerie Freedom Village Community Stage at San Francisco Pride 2016 was highly professional, organized and well received! –FFV, 2016

 

 

The Apollo

Special Guest Solo Performance Artist

The Apollo, Harlem, NYC

 

 

Room of Voices 2015

Guest dancer for live music – musicians from Santana

The Empress Theater

Vallejo & San Francisco, CA

 

 

Meow Mix (2010- pres)

Special Guest Solo Performance Artist in variety drag show

The Stud

San Francisco, CA

 

 

Under the Golden Gate (2010- pres)

Special Guest Solo Performance Artist in variety drag show

The Cinch

San Francisco, CA

 

 

Tourettes without Regrets (2010- pres)

Special Guest Solo Performance Artist in variety, circus, & burlesque show

Oakland Metro Operhouse

Oakland, CA

 

 

NYC Talent Showdown 2014 2015

Special Guest Solo Performance Artist in variety, circus, & burlesque show

Dixon Place Theater

New York, NY

 

 

Ooh Poo Pah Doo Live Music Concert 2015

Rasa Dance with live music

Ooh Poo Pah Doo Bar

New Orleans, LA

 

 

Healing BellyDance Workshop 2015

Rasa dance workshop

Tarot Society

Brooklyn, NY

 

 

Mad Shake Appeal Dance Workshop 2015

Rasa dance workshop

Born Star Studios

New York, NY

 

 

Hot Rabbit Event 2015

Special Guest Solo Performance Artist LGBT

Manhattan Monster Bar

New York, NY

 

 

New Orleans Burlesque Fest 2015

Rasa taught dance workshop for festival

AC Bourbon Hotel

New Orleans, LA

 

 

New Orleans Burlesque Fest 2015

Special Guest Solo Performing Artist at annual festival with own music

House of Blues

New Orleans, LA

 

 

Liberty City Kings Show 2014

Special Guest Solo Performance Artist in variety, drag, circus, & burlesque show

Tabu Lounge

Philadelphia, PA

 

 

Teaseday Show 2014

Special Guest Solo Performance Artist in variety, circus, & burlesque show

Davis Square Theater

Boston, MA

 

 

Circus of Dreams & Bordello 2014 & 2015

Special Guest Solo Performance Artist in variety, circus, & burlesque Show

Bizarre Bushwick

Brooklyn, NY

 

 

Bindlestiff Cirkus Show 2014, 2015

Special Guest Solo Performance Artist in variety, circus, & burlesque festival

Dixon Place Theater

New York, NY

 

 

Yerba Buena Night - 2012, 2013, 2014 (pres)

Solo Performance Artist full-length concert

Yerba Buena Gardens

San Francisco, CA

 

 

Las Vegas Burlesque Festival – Nov 2014

Special Guest Solo Performance Artist in variety, circus, & burlesque festival

Gold Coast Hotel and Casino

Las Vegas, NV

 

 

Slipper Room Shows

2014 & 2015

Special Guest Solo Performance Artist in variety, circus, & burlesque nightly variety show

Slipper Room

New York, NY

 

 

 

Burlesque Idol - July 2014

Won Competition- Solo Performance Artist & Competitor

The Triad Theater, Stage 773- New York City, NY

 

Burlesque Idol Finals - Nov 2014

 

Solo Performance Artist & Finale Competitor

 

The Slipper Room- New York City, NY

Supperclub Dinner Theater San Francisco

Artist in Residence 2011-2014. Solo Performance Artist in variety, circus, & burlesque shows

Supperclub – San Francisco, CA

New York City Burlesque Festival 2014

Headliner and Solo Performance Artist in variety, circus, & burlesque festival

The Bell House Theater- New York City, NY

Toronto Burlesque Festival 2014

Special Guest Solo Performance Artist in variety, circus, & burlesque festival

Virgin Mobile Mod Club – Toronto, Canada

 

Filthy Gorgeous Circus Talent Show 2014

 

Won Annual Competition- Solo Performance Artist & Competitor

 

Coney Island – Brooklyn, NY

Serenity Palace - 2005

Solo Performance Artist headliner and artist in residence

Serenity Palace, Stratosphere Casino – Las Vegas, NV

Diva or Die Burlesque & Volare Variety Shows

Solo Performance Artist in variety, circus, & burlesque shows

Exit Theater – San Francisco, CA

Hubba Hubba Revue – 2011- 2014 (pres)

Solo Performance Artist in variety, circus, & burlesque shows

DNA Lounge & Uptown Nightclub – San Francisco & Oakland, CA

Red Hots Burlesque - 2011- 2014 (pres)

Solo Performance Artist in variety, circus, & burlesque shows

El Rio, Cat Club, Supperclub, AT&T Ballpark – San Francisco, CA

Lil’Minsky’s Burlesque- 2011- 2014 (pres)

Solo Performance Artist in variety, circus, & burlesque shows

Club Deluxe – San Francisco, CA

Goo Goo Dolls Music is Art Fest 2013 & 2014

Solo Performance Artist full-length concert

Delaware Park/Albright Knox Art Museum – Buffalo, NY

Vaudezilla 2014

Solo Performance Artist in variety, circus, & burlesque shows

Stage 773 – Chicago, IL

Kiss Kiss Cabaret 2014

Solo Performance Artist in variety, circus, drag & burlesque shows

Greenhouse Theater – Chicago, IL

Michigan Burlesque Festival 2014

Special guest Solo Performance Artist in variety, circus, drag & burlesque festival

Hastings Street Ballroom – Detroit, MI

RonKat Spearman’s Katdelic (funk, r&b, rock) 2008- 2014

Special guest Solo Performance Artist opener with solo shows & dance/vocal/percussion performance with live band

Boom Boom Room, 19 Broadway, Cloverdale Festival, Café du Nord – San Francisco Bay Area, CA

La Gente (world salsa/cubia/reggae) & Sila’s Afrofunk Experience (afrofunk) 2008- pres

Special guest Solo Performance Artist opener with solo shows & dance/vocal/percussion performance with live band

Elbo Room, Neck of the Woods, The Chapel, Boom Boom Room, New Parish – San Francisco Bay Area, CA

Yuval Ron Sacred Music Ensemble (world) & Sukhawat Ali Khan Qwaali Band (world) 2006- pres

Special guest Solo Performance Artist opener with solo shows & dance/vocal/percussion performance with live band

Cubberly Theater, Esalen, Temple Beth El, Open Secret, 1015 Folsom - San Francisco Bay Area, Ca

Goo Goo Dolls (1994-1999)

 

Movement Director, Promotions, Marketing, Fan Club: "A Club named Goo"

On tour throughout USA

Buffalo, NY base

And many more… http://www.RasaVitalia.com/tour

 

Dance & Music Training

  • San Francisco Circus School San Francisco, CA 2013-2014 (pres)- Mime, Theater, Method Acting, Contortion, Handstands, Prop, and Tumbling Classes.
  • Suhaila International Belly Dance Studio San Francisco, CA 2005-2013– Completion of the highest level of achievement in Suhaila & Jamila Salimpour Belly Dance Format
  • Middle East Camp Mendocino, CA 2009-2014 (pres) – Intensive Middle Eastern Music & Dance education. Training in dance, voice, instrumentation, percussion, rhythm, & theory. Includes Egyptian, Arabic, Persian, Turkish, Moroccan, Lebanese, Syrian, Palestian, Jewish, Spanish, Brazilian, Afghani, Iraqi, Quwaiti, Saudi Arabian, music and dance.
  • San Francisco Carnaval San Francisco, CA 2001-2014 (pres)– Annual dance & music training in Afro-Brazilian, Frevo, Bahia, & Rio Style Brazilian Samba dance, music, percussion, voice, rhythm & theory.
  • ODC Dance Theater San Francisco, CA 2001-2014 (pres) – Training in various dance genres including Belly dance, Samba, Afro-Haitian, Salsa, African, Afro-Brazilian, Modern, Jazz, Ballet, Hip Hop, Club Dance classes.
  • Dance Mission San Francisco, CA 2001-2014 (pres) – Training in various dance genres including Belly dance, Samba, Afro-Haitian, African, Salsa, Afro-Brazilian, Modern, Jazz, Ballet, Hip Hop, Club Dance classes.
  • Alonzo King Dance Studio San Francisco, CA 2001-2014 (pres) – Training in various dance genres including Belly dance, Samba, Afro-Haitian, African, Afro-Brazilian, Modern, Jazz, Ballet, Hip Hop, Club Dance classes.
  • Community Music School, San Francisco, CA, 2012-2014 – Training in voice and music theory and performance.
  • Various Studios- Dallas, TX & Buffalo, NY 1984-1994: Study in tap, ballet, jazz.
  • Yoga practice- San Francisco, CA- 2003-2014 (pres)

 

 

 

Selected Media – See all press at http://www.rasavitalia.com/press

Date
Location
Media

1/ 2011

San Francisco Examiner

“My Faves” - local section

5/2011

San Francisco Chronicle

“Roxie Stages” -Entertainment section

12/2013

KPOO 89.5FM San Francisco

Live radio interview & play song tracks

3/2014

KOFYTV Ch 10 San Francisco

Won KOFY TV Dance Party Queen

1 & 2/2012

WomenNowTV Bay Area

Interview segment – San Jose

8/2013

Under the Golden Gate TV

Interview segment- San Francisco

4/2014

Beyond Dawn Radio

Radio Interview – California

11/2008

Charleston Post & Courier

News article about workshop & show

7/ 2014

Moda Terminal

Rasa Vitalia: More than just burlesque

http://modaterminalyyz.com/rasa-vitalia-burlesque/

7/ 2014

Burlesque Beat

Toronto Fest:ival

7& 11/2014

Burlesque Idol

Winner of Burlesque Idol and Meet the Artist

9,10,&11/2014

Bushwick Daily

Circus of Dreams articles

7/2014

Burlesque Beat

Coney Island Talent Show Article

9 & 11/2014

Burlesque Beat

New York Burlesque Festival articles

9,10,&11/2014

Bushwick Daily

Circus of Dreams articles

11/2014

New York Times

Bizarre Bushwick Circus of Dreams Show

9/2014

Time Out New York

New York Burlesque Festival

 

 

Special Skills

  • Show Skills: Taped & Live music and dance performance, knowledge and training in these dance/music forms & multiple rhythms: Burlesque, Cabaret, Middle Eastern/Persian/Turkish/Moroccan Belly dance, Indian Bollywood & Kathak, Afro-Brazilian, Carnival Rio Samba, Afro-Haitian, African, Afrofunk, Funk, Club/EDM, Hip-Hop, Pops/locks, Flamenco, Salsa, Modern.
  • Instrumentation: Pop/Rock/Hip Hop/Funk/Club Vocals, Finger Cymbals/Zills, Hand percussion including tambourine, basic doumbek, basic congas, shakere, bells, coin belt. Rhythm knowledge of genres above including 4/4, 2/4, 5/5, 10/10, 6/8, 12/8. 3/3 and syncopated rhythms.
  • Performance Skills: Choreographer, music composer, song-writer, vocalist, show & music video producer & visual director. Performance improvisation, technique, enthusiasm, flexibility, liquid sexy flowing snake-like movements and great shimmies!
  • Choreography: Teach dance, rhythm, music workshops and classes in San Francisco Bay Area, New York, and South Carolina 2001-2014 (pres)
  • Props: Sword, veil, multiple zill rhythms.
  • Draw: I draw quick sketch caricatures at events!
  • Special tricks: Sword balancing and spinning, veil technique, zills, splits to floor, fastest shimmy booty shake in the west!

 

Awards, Other Talents and Experience

  • Create and execute own creative shows/performances/productions. Produce shows. Create/write, sing, dance to self created music
  • Work with Stage craft, sound, lighting, production, performance
  • Freelance Movement and visual director for shows and performers
  • Featured performer in professional live music and variety show productions
  • Performed with and on tour with platinum record grammy winning live music artists Goo Goo Dolls, George Clinton & P-Funk, Angelo Moore of Fishbone, Yuval Ron Ensemble and RonKat Spearman’s Katdelic.
  • On tour with Goo Goo Dolls national live concert tours from 1994-1999. Worked with Goo Goo Dolls and Warner Bros. Reps and Management. Performer, Promo, Marketing, Merch, Fan Club president, and fan correspondence. Mag writer for own D.B.A. business “A Club Named Goo”
  • Performed with R&B artist, Lance Diamond. Also Promo, Marketing, Fan Club rep. Stage craft, visual and movement director, promotions, marketing
  • Fan Asylum fan club customer service rep for Melissa Etheridge, Metallica, Whitney Houston.
  • Tower Records, Media Play Music, New World Records advertising artist and display creator with hands on materials such as airbrush, paint, etc. Won multiple awards including trip to Montreaux, Switzerland for the Montreux Jazz Festival in July 2001 as well as dinner with the great Brandon Marsalias at Yoshi’s Oakland in 2002.
  • 5+ years experience in radio as DJ, Local Music Rep, interviewer, marketing, and promotions – NPR 88.5FM Buffalo, 103.3FM the Edge Buffalo, NY, WRUB SUNY Buffalo, WBNY Buffalo State. Interviews on 88.7 FM KPOO San Francisco, KUSF San Francisco, Mutiny Radio, San Francisco, Valencia Radio, San Francisco.
  • Music production with own music in studio with Logic Pro and working with engineers.
  • San Francisco's RAW Performing Artist of the Year 2011-2012
  • Supperclub San Francisco Artist in Residence 2012-2013
  • Winner of Burlesque Idol at the Triad Theater, New York City 2014
  • Winner of the Filthy Gorgeous Talent Show New York City 2014
  • Headlining the New York City Burlesque Festival 2014.

 

 

What I can do for you -

My name is Rasa Vitalia and I'm a professional dynamic, fun, energetic and engaging multi-talented dance, vocal and music performance artist and visual artist who does sword balancing, rhythm, audience interaction, and famous for my super fast hot shimmies! I'm looking to put on and be a part of shows, corporate/public/private events, team projects/castings, residencies, festivals and looking for management and/or representation and I am available to travel. Shows can be geared for kids and/or adults. Most of my work is in variety, theater, circus, performance art, music, modeling/acting, film/videos, and burlesque. The different dance styles I do for events also include belly dance (Middle Eastern, Persian, Afghani, Israeli, Palestinian, Arabic, Egyptian, Greek, Moroccan, Spanish, etc.), Brazilian samba, bollywood, bhangra, club, house, go go, hip hop, electronic dance, kids dance, etc. . I run my own business and know the ins and outs of what it takes to put on an entire entertainment event production and show from my experience as a performer, promoter and show producer in the entertainment, theater, cabaret, drag, and live music industries. In running my own business, I perform tasks of an entertainment business executive including, accounting, saavy and suave in-person calls/internet correspondence, entertainment business organization and tour management, promotions, marketing, merchandising, live music and show production and creation, business plans, costume, show, lighting, sound, music design and creation, performance and MC/DJ, in-house Show and Music filming and video producer, designer, coordinator, and casting. I know word, excel, photoshop, illustrator, logic pro, garage band, handbrake, quicktime, imovie, and internet programs. I also teach dance, am a movement director, write my own music for my shows, have been in several bands, am a show and music producer and direct the build and energy of a show, and draw speedy caricatures! I am a super promoter and marketer, know how to run the show/events, how to organize a tour/show, and work on this 24/7 and know all the ins and outs of running the biz of entertainment. I can do ton to make a show awesome! Be creative!

 

Here's my official music video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-0L7Otqs55Q

 

Check me out - http://www.rasavitalia.com

 

 

 

GOO GOO DOLLS TOUR

entertainment and tour management, promotions, dance, vocals, fan relations

I worked with the Goo Goo Dolls, Warner Bros. Entertainment , Atlas Managment & Lance Diamond for 7+ years. I've worked with several radio stations including 103.3 The Edge & Z100 and and was the local music and art director for a couple radio stations. We toured all over the US and I met many bands including Bush, No Doubt, Barenaked Ladies, Mighty Mighty Bosstones, The Cure, and so many mo. The Goos dubbed me "Rasa Goo" as part of the team. Here's a few photos of myself with the Goos, some of my many backstage laminates, an official tour itinerary from management, the newsletter for our business "A Club Named Goo," which appears along with a signed bass by the bass is up and featured at the Hard Rock Cafe Niagara Falls, USAFalls, USA. 🎶🎸