Introducing... Maria De Pierola
Hello! My name is Maria De Pierola- I go by Ria. This is due to growing up in Miami, FL, where I was differentiated by my various teachers as "Maria 6" or "Maria 7" (That is, of course, until they got to know me!) I'm Peruvian by birth and fluent in Spanish, but have also studied Italian and French to an extent.
I'm currently studing Character Design in Visual Development for Animation at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, and taking acting and singing classes apart from my own coursework as well. I'm a very creative person with a passion for storytelling, and I absolutely love performing and singing- both things I have done from a very young age. Both of my parents sang in their country, so music and performance is something I've been around all my life and have grown up loving.