Described as “like Lady Gaga for kids,” with a super pop sound mixed with a touch of Broadway belt, a sparkling soupçon of hip hop, and plenty of EDM glam, Twinkle has always danced to the beat of her own drum, breaking barriers, sound and otherwise, with both her music and Harajuku-style presentation.
Launched by a childhood saturated with the sound and fury of Top 40 artists like Madonna, Lady Gaga, Gloria Estefan, Michael Jackson, Prince, Selena, Cher, and Shania Twain, Twinkle has forever experienced a gravitational pull in the direction of performers who create the “whole package,” from their infectious melodies and distinctive vocal qualities to their show-stopping presentations and trademark looks. With her own award-winning albums, raise-the-roof concerts, and one-of-a-kind costuming and make-up, Twinkle follows suit, dazzling kids and families nationwide.
Twinkle grew up onstage in show business, performing as a child and teen in L.A. doing TV, musical theatre (playing Bielke in Fiddler on the Roof at the age of seven and taking off on a national tour of Jesus Christ Superstar right out of high school), commercials, and voiceovers. As a tween, she was a series regular in the first Spanish family comedy, Sanchez of Bel Air, for the USA network, and she also had a recurring role on NBC’s My Two Dads.
Coming off the road from the Jesus Christ Superstar tour, Twinkle formed the hit girl band, Nobody’s Angel, which was quickly signed by Hollywood Records/Disney and released their debut album in 2000. Nobody’s Angel opened for Britney Spears and The Backstreet Boys, sang on movie soundtracks like The Parent Trap, Pokemon, TheWedding Planner, and 102 Dalmatians, and, in 2002, earned a gold record for two of their songs on the Princess Diaries soundtrack.
Twinkle met her husband, co-songwriter, and producer James Dallas when they were both under contract to Hollywood Records. (He was the head songwriter/producer/singer of the boy band, Youngstown.) Twinkle says with a smile, “We were like the original Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez!”
Twinkle ‘s previous albums include Made In the U.S.A. (2012), which was honored with two Global Music Awards (Best Children’s Album and Best Children’s Song), and Twinkle Time(2009). and her latest critically acclaimed album Just Dance (2017) which includes kindie hit ‘Kidz Rock” featuring the incomparable Mista Cookie Jar produced by Grammy and Emmy award-winner Matthew Gerrard (Kelly Clarkson, Hannah Montana, Miley Cyrus, Selena Gomez, Big Time Rush, High School Musical) and renowned music programmer/producer Peter Amato (NBC’s The Voice, LeAnn Rimes, Ricky Martin). Twinkle has christened, Kidz Rock “a certified EDM monster track for kids!”
Explains Twinkle, “My concerts have everything that parents and teens would see watching Gaga or Bruno, but with age-appropriate messages and lyrics. Just as mainstream music is accepting of different categories – pop, R&B, hip hop, country, dance, jazz, etc., it’s my hope that all genres would be accepted by the kindie world, too. Why not introduce kids to all styles of music?”
Thedaughter of a Peruvian mom andaBrooklyn-raised,Romanian-Jewish dad, Twinkle’s first language was Spanish. With sensitivity and balance, she incorporates both Spanish and English into every performance. Her highly anticipated first full Spanish Album will be released in 2020.
“In terms of an all-out kindie pop extravaganza — EDM, hip-hop, pop all rolled into one –Twinkle Time’s music is on an entirely different level than most independently produced kids’ music.”