Actress; Dancer; Performer; Producer; Songwriter; Vocalist
Children's; Dance/EDM; Hip Hop; Latin; Musical Theater; Pop
Feb 11, 2019
Billboard Charting Family Artist Twinkle Time has been described as the "Lady Gaga for kids" by The New York Times - with a super pop sound mixed with a touch of Broadway belt, a sparkling soupçon of hip hop, and plenty of EDM glam. Twinkle has always danced to the beat of her own drum, breaking barriers, sound and otherwise, with both her music and Harajuku-style presentation.
A First Generation American, Twinkle grew up onstage in show business, performing as a child and teen in LA doing TV, musical theatre - playing Bielke in Fiddler on the Roof at the age of seven. As a tween, she was a series regular in the first Spanish family comedy, Sanchez of Bel Air, for the Paramount/USA network, and starred in the Jim Henson/Dan Clark Family Show called Laugh Pad for the Latin American Networks /Cartoon Network. She had a recurring role on NBC’s My Two Dads, ABC's General Hospital, and guest starred on Two and Half Men, just to name a few. Twinkle toured in the National Broadway Tour Jesus Christ Superstar, starring Ted Neeley and Carl Anderson, and has appeared in numerous national commercials and voice overs. Twinkle was even the singing voice for the Bratz Doll commercials.
Coming off the road from the Jesus Christ Superstar tour, Twinkle formed the Y2K Disney/Hollywood Records girl band Nobody’s Angel, who placed #39 on the Dance Club Songs Billboard charts. Nobody's Angel Received a GOLD record for two of their songs on The Princess Diaries soundtrack. They opened for Britney Spears and the Backstreet Boys, and appeared in the Disney Channel original movie Model Behavior, starring Justin Timberlake. Nobody's Angel also sang the title song to the Y2K Pokemon Movie with Twinkle's husband (co-producer/songwriter for Twinkle Time) and label mate James Dallas, who was in the popular boy band Youngstown. Twinkle also sang the title song for Disney’s 102 Dalmatians movie with Glenn Close ("Whatcha Gonna Do"), and Disney's The Parent Trap, starring Lindsay Lohan ("Let's Get Together"). As a kid, Twinkle sang background vocals for International Super Star Gloria Trevi's critically acclaimed album Me Siento Tan Sola and Tu Angel de la Guarda, and background vocals on Martika's #1 single "Toy Soldiers."
Twinkle ‘s previous albums include Made In the U.S.A. (2012), which was honored with two Global Music Awards (Best Children’s Album and Best Children’s Song), Twinkle Time (2009) and her latest critically acclaimed album Just Dance (2017) which includes kindie hit ‘Kidz Rock,” featuring the incomparable Mista Cookie Jar produced by Grammy® and Emmy® award-winner Matthew Gerrard (Kelly Clarkson, Hannah Montana, Miley Cyrus, Selena Gomez, Big Time Rush, High School Musical) and renowned music programmer/producer Peter Amato (NBC’s The Voice, LeAnn Rimes, Ricky Martin). Twinkle has christened, Kidz Rock “a certified EDM monster track for kids!”
Twinkle explains, “My concerts have everything that parents and teens would see watching Gaga or Bruno, but with age-appropriate messages and lyrics. Just as mainstream music is accepting of different categories – Pop, R&B, Hip Hop, Country, Dance, Jazz, etc. It’s my hope that all genres would be accepted by the kindie world, too. Why not introduce kids to all styles of music?”
The daughter of a Peruvian mom and a Brooklyn-raised, Romanian-Jewish dad, Twinkle’s first language was Spanish. With sensitivity and balance, she incorporates both Spanish and English into every performance. In the last five years, Twinkle and her band performed over 250 concert per year nationwide. 2020 was supposed to be Twinkle's 10 year celebration of being a family recording artist with a fourth album and her first all Spanish album dropping in summer of 2020, with 320 touring dates all over the country and even doing a two week tour in China and two weeks in Japan.
But all that changed in a blink of an eye on March 8, 2020, when all tour dates were canceled for the rest of the year. Twinkle put her long awaited albums on hold, and "Being Safer At Home" made Twinkle quickly roll with the punches and adapt to the virtual space. Twinkle went full steam ahead with creating her own daily you tube LIVE stream variety show for the whole family. Almost 200 LIVE streams completed Twinkle Time LIVE Online #TTLOL has garnered rave reviews, including one from Geek Dads: "Give your youngster a juice box and some pretzels - it's their version of Oprah, if Oprah channeled Lady Gaga."
In May of 2020 Twinkle released her critically acclaimed first singles off her upcoming albums - Together in English and Unidos in Español, which won Best Latin Song of 2020 for the USA SONGWRITING competition.
Adding one more hat to Twinkle's many hats she also has become Producer and Radio Personality on her very own radio show Twinkle Time Top Twenty Countdown on Jump1053.Pittsburg bringing the hottest family music from around the world amplifying all musical genres in the family space. 2020 might've looked a bit different for Indie Artist Twinkle but with creativity and the love of what she does Twinkle turned sour lemons into sweet lemonade giving kids of ALL ages the message of hope and unity ! Twinkle Time will be releasing her long awaited dual immersion 4th album, Family Album, September 2021.
“Our favorite bilingual kids and family artist… an ongoing message of positivity with an ‘edgier, Top 40’ sound.”
– Amplify / Senior Director for Live and Touring Billboard Magazine Dave Brooks
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