Ballet, stage, screen. Today’s Hollywood stars are multi-dimensional. Fly-by-night one-hit wonders are the mainstay in the world of entertainment. We barely recall the big names of five years ago, because ten more have taken their places. It takes a multi-dimensional performer serious about her craft to rise to the top like cream. Names like Halle Berry, Rihanna, and Charlize Theron stay with you a lot longer because their talents are a force to be reckoned with.
Such is the case of Gioya.
Gioya Tuma-Waku is a dazzling talent with the dedication and skill to carve out a name for herself. With a versatility that includes ballet, film, stage, commercials, and videos, her star will shine for years to come. She isn’t afraid to take on a challenging role, whether an African slave named Angelique, or the lead character Kelly in Pre-Dates. She constantly adds to her skill set, in preparation for future roles. This includes foreign languages, singing alto, and dialects.
She was brilliant in the arts from an early age: Ballet training started at the age of 4. She was on stage in Aladdin at age 10. And earning an acting degree in Los Angeles later on. Her outlook on life and career is positive but realistic, meaning that success isn’t handed to you on a silver platter, it’s a hard-won process that never sleeps or stops. She believes a strong work ethic, belief in yourself, and a helpful support system underpins her philosophy and profession.
Diversity, relationships, and an eagerness to bring joy to others through her performances are high priorities for Gioya. She’s just as comfortable giving an interview on the red carpet as she is giving advice to a fledgling actor. This wide range of personality is evident in the roles she plays, from heartbreaking victim to millennial entrepreneur.