Audiences have said:
"Watching Andriana perform is a magical experience. She takes you through a whimsical journey. Not only is her voice beautiful, but the fact that she produces her music and improvs the lyrics live makes it all the more enchanting."
"Andriana's infamous character, BirDolphin, combines a skillful yet effortless mix of improvised comedy and essential commentary on the state of our oceans. Her ability to freely express, enchant, and lift the audience is always an inspiring treat."
“If Shania Twain & Minnie Mouse had a baby, she would be Andriana Santiago! Andriana is a beautiful, romantic & playful singer. She uses the power of humour & audience participation within her performances. The room holds still when she sings. ”
ANDRIANA's performances are captivating, entertaining and clever. She's is notorious for inviting audience members on stage or creating fun interactions, that assist her in writing unique songs live & on the spot. Words weave into hypnotizing stories, that make each show different and authentic. Andriana has thrived in the NYC Arts community for over 10 years in as a performer and entrepreneur. She’s classically trained dancer in ballet, tap & jazz. She is a sculpture artist and consigns her jewelry made from damaged vinyl records around nyc. Currently, she creates daily songs (@AndrianaSINGS) that reflect daily life. Whether its silly or serious the focus is on the joy and peace of mind singing can create even in the darkest times.
Andriana co-founded La Luz Studios, a performing arts facility & school in Brooklyn (2012-2016). La Luz Studios thrived in Bushwick, Brooklyn from 2012-2016 as innovative environment with the aim to create possibilities that inspire awareness & positive change in the world through progressive, social & community activities by offering space and support for local and international creatives, performers, teachers, scientists, and spiritual leaders to share ideas, teach and hold space. www.facebook.com/LaLuzNYC. We offered rental rehearsal space with mirrors and sprung floor to performers (2nd floor), consignment/vintage shop for the works of local artists (storefront), and a 2000sqft photo/video studio with a cyc wall.
Our programming included weekly workshops, speakers and events such as: Improv Comedy, Musical Improv Comedy, Jazz, Hip-Hop, Ballroom, Salsa, Irish Step Dance and Ballet Dance Classes, Yoga, Circus, Pilates, Fascianation Method, Science of Sound Healing workshops, Sound Meditation Events, Monthly Variety Shows featuring improv students and guest teams/performers, Dinner Parties, Brunch Poetry Gatherings, Vegan friendly pot lucks, community music jams, summer camps, book/record releases, theater shows and musicals.
Aside from her own music Andriana is inspiring opportunity for composers with DemoLoveMusic.com, a music licensing company that creates music and sound design for tv, film, gaming, ads and emerging media. facebook.com/demolovemusic
Lastly, in 2018 Andriana began independently working with Peace Programs in Uganda and visited for May/June. This lead to the development of her Laughter Wellness & mentoring programs for educators and students aimed towards empowering peace of mind, more laughter and thought provoking lesson plans that use various methods of nonviolent communication, improv comedy, & laughter wellness.