"...an appealing Ayana Reed lays the only claim to an audience's emotions."
-The Washington Post
Ayana Reed is a singer and actor from Washington, DC who is becoming known for her unique ability to capture an "audience's emotions" as mentioned by the press. She is on a mission to bring meaningful stories to life on stage and in front of the camera. Ayana showcases her versatility through performances such as an opera debut in Italy as Pamina in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte to starring in the Helen Hayes nominated blues musical Blackberry Daze which garnered Reed rave reviews from The Washington Post.
Her performance skills were developed at the renowned Duke Ellington School of the Arts high school and the Friends of Carter Barron Performing Arts Foundation, landing her on stages as prestigious as the Kennedy Center, Carnegie Hall, and Lincoln Theatre. She has a Bachelor of Music degree in Vocal Performance and a minor in African and African American Studies from George Mason University.