Meet Malia

Malia made her stage debut at 3 months old in a production of Scrooge. She’s been performing ever since.

She had a unique childhood being raised onstage at her grandparents’ Pages Lane Theater. The theatre is now a regional performing arts center at CenterPoint Legacy Theatre in Centerville, Utah. Her earliest childhood training began at their performing arts school that continues today, having trained opera singers, tv/film actors, and Broadway and national tour artists.

While most kids were playing make believe, she was living it on stage. By high school, she was performing professionally.

In her undergrad, she studied musical theatre and sociology.

In graduate school at Harvard University, she fell deeper in love with the dramatic arts. She trained with renowned dramaturgists, acting teachers from the original repertory cast at the American Repertory Theatre, and voice teachers. Malia was honored with a thesis prize for her research on Tony-winning director Diane Paulus and her directorial style. She spent nearly two years researching and watching Pippin and Porgy and Bess as they developed from regional productions at the American Repertory Theatre to Broadway productions. Her research was selected for presentation at Harvard.

Now in California, Malia performs professionally as an actress, vocalist and runs a private voice studio. You can find her most days playing with her children and exploring the outdoors.


Masters in Dramatic Arts – Harvard University

Associate in Arts

B.A. in Sociology, Arizona State University

Voice: Marcus Denton, Jennifer Nagy, Pamela Murray 

Acting: Thomas Derrah, Karen McDonald, Will Lebow

Post Graduate Training: 

Voice: Tregoney Shepherd, Laura Osnes, Jeffrey Skouson, Kevin Wilson

Acting: Lauren English

Selected Pedagogy Training

Teaching Musical Theatre Voice Teacher Training – Kevin Wilson

Supervised Practicum Training for Voice Teachers, Dr. Kari Ragan, Singing Voice Specialist

Practical Voice Science – Heidi Moss, San Francisco Conservatory

Vocal Pedagogy Professional Workshop – Boston Conservatory at Berklee

Acoustic Vocal Pedagogy – New England Conservatory of Music


Vocal Health & Anatomy Training

Vocal Health First Aid Certification, Vocal Health Education UK

Delve Deeper Anatomy 9 Week Course with Christine Schneider of The Visceral Voice

Svara Voiceover Summit – Dr. Reena Gupta & Mindy Pack

Trainings & Masterclasses

Dr. Shannon Coates: “Voice Pedagogy Class on Contemporary Voice.”

Dr. Kari Ragan: “The integration of a science-informed approach to the application of teaching singing”

Chris Johnson: “Shouldering the Blame: Exploring the Upper Body”

Kim Chandler: “Beyond the Major Scale”: Engaging the ear and voice in vocal exercises.”

Kelli O’ Hara: Performance Masterclass

Jed Owen-Ellis Clark: “Introduction to Fitzmaurice Work”

Natalie Weiss: Breaking Down the Riff classes

Gerald White: Vocal Styles & Sight-singing Workshops

Acting: Lauren English & Meryl Shaw (Audition Workshop, Audition Technique)


“Wizard and I”

Make Me Whole – Lamb of God, Sacred Oratorio