Aurora Barnes is a singer/songwriter, actor and accomplished violinist. Born and raised in New York City, the style and content of her music represent the vast melting pot she grew up in. Aurora's performance career has taken her to many stages including City Center in NYC, Central Park’s Summerstage, the White House, the Kennedy Center, Madison Square Garden, Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, Bryant Park, 92YTribeca, Brooklyn Museum, Knitting Factory, Bitter End, Bowery Poetry Club, Nuyorican Poet’s Café, The David Letterman Show, The Conan O'Brien Show and VH1's Concert of the Century and Fashion Awards. She has also performed at the Town Hall in Zurich, Switzerland. Aurora blends indie folk with catchy pop melodies to create an indefinable sound to support her powerful voice. Her lyrics combine personal reflection with stories of inner struggle that define her generation. This is what caught the eye of independent record label, Dramatico Entertainment, who signed Aurora to a publishing deal in the winter of 2009. In 2010, Michele Wiles, principal dancer from ABT, chose to dance a pas de deux to Aurora’s original song, “Bring On The Fire” for YAGP’s annual gala. As Michele and her partner, Wang Yi, danced, Aurora sang to a sold out crowd at New York City’s, City Center. Aurora studied at Columbia University and graduated from SUNY Binghamton with a BA in Philosophy, Politics and Law. She is the winner of the 2001 MERIT AWARD for Popular Voice from the National Foundation of the Arts. Aurora has been a staple on the New York City Theater scene since she was very young, beginning with TADA! Youth Theater and The NiteStar Program. She grew to perform in pieces by such writers as Suzan-Lori Parks, Jeanine Tesori and work with the likes of Ruben Santiago Hudson, Eisa Davis, Ben Vereen and Gwen Verdon. In 2010 she composed vocal selections for “Paradox Of The Urban Cliché” by Craig “muMs” Grant, produced by the LAByrinth Theater Company and Andre Royo. She made her feature film debut in 2009 with small roles in “The Last Film Festival” (Donnell Rawlings, Jacqueline Bisset, Dennis Hopper) directed by Linda Yellen and “Get Him To The Greek” (Jonah Hill, Russell Brand), under the direction of Nicholas Stoller. Aurora currently studies in NYC with acting coach, Harold Guskin and vocal coach, Adrienne Angel. She has performed on the stages of the Negro Ensemble Company, Abingdon Theater Company, New Dramatists Theater, The Public Theater and The Zephyr Theater in Los Angeles. "Aurora has a beautiful singing voice with wonderful technique and has made a great impression in the acting industry." -Bernadette Peters.