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Nelya Ake

Recognized multi genre vocalist and songwriter.  Broad background in Musical Theater. Skilled instrumentalist with expertise on piano and  guitar.  Experienced dancer,  ballet, hip-hop and contemporary.  A hardworking professional striving to promote compassion and resiliency thru the arts.


Background Performer, Berklee Singer's Showcase, Apr 2018 - Feb 2019, Boston, MA

BGV and performer for Singer's Showcase 3 consecutive show

Background Singer , Kevin Spacey, Jul 2015, Sonoma, CA

Backup singer for Kevin Spacey alongside Patti Austin at Weill Hall Rohnert Park

Film Composer, Stuart Swabacker , Feb 2021, Alameda, CA

Composed and recorded song for opening and closing for film (not yet released)

Director and Performer, An Evening With Nelly Ake, Feb 2019, Boston, MA

Directed and Performed a solo show at Berklee College of Music. 

Wrote band arrangements and BGV arrangements

Lead Vocalist, Oakland Symphony Opening Night, Dec 2015, Oakland, California

Lead vocalist for Chris Brubeck and Orchestra opening night event

Background singer, UCSF Champion's Gala, Jan 2015, San Francisco, CA

Background singer for Tim McGraw and Kevin Spacey

Vocalist, Mario Grigorov, Nov 2016, Boston, MA

Recorded a cover commissioned by Mario Grigorov for a film score composition

Background Singer, Berklee Comencement Concert 2020, May 2020, Boston, MA

BGV for John Legend, Shiela E and Cassandra Wilso


Bachelor of Arts, Music performance     Aug 2020

Berklee College of Music - Boston , MA. 6 week study abroad program in Valencia, Spain with a focus in Studio Engineering and Pro Tools Awarded academic and artistic scholarships 


  • Verbal communication

  • Creative thinking

  • Quick learner

  • Optimistic outlook

  • Goal oriented and persistent to completion

  • Engage audiences

  • Music Theory

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