Exenia Rocco

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exeniaExenia (pronounced ek-SEN-ya) is a singer/songwriter and dancer/choreographer based in NYC. After growing up in ballroom dance studios and bookstores in Cincinnati, OH, she moved to NYC in 2009 to pursue a career in music and dance, studying Music at the City College of NY, and dance at studios such as Broadway Dance Center, Steps on Broadway, and Alvin Ailey. She is inspired by a diverse array of artists such as Erykah Badu, D’Angelo, Beyonce, Michael Jackson, Prince, Jason Mraz, and Little Dragon. The bluesy sweetness of her voice belies an interpretive power drawing from her influences in jazz, pop, soul, and r&b. Her background in dance influences her sense of rhythm, and from hip hop to salsa to west coast swing, she is always ready to move, on stage or off.