Today we’d like to introduce you to Angela Mavropoulos.
Every artist has a unique story. Can you briefly walk us through yours?
I grew up on a small island called Cyprus, where my passion for acting and music evolved. Originally, my life-plan was to be a Marine Biologist, but over the years, I kept coming back to the same conclusion – acting and music. My parents were very accepting with me taking creative classes at school but with the end result of me following law, medicine or business studies. I also had and have a passion for Classic Cars and Boats. You could say I am a “Jack of All Trades”.
After I finished High School, I took a gap year so I can have a little more time thinking of what exactly I wanted to do with my Life. And so, I took a gamble and secretly applied to Conservatories in the US, getting accepted to all with scholarships. Breaking the news to my parents was interesting but they both accepted my decisions and fully supported my choice to move to the furthest part of the US – Los Angeles, California.
I finished a year of my training at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. After that, the Entertainment World immediately accepted me with open arms, giving me my first Lead role in a feature film, premiering in June called “A Child’s Voice”. I was also casted in a Sketch Comedy Group called “Outrageous We Stand”.
With all this new-found success, I decided to launch some of my original songs that I have written over the years. I now have five complete recordings and a collaboration with another artist (Mason Greer), which have received amazing and encouraging reviews!
Another field I never thought I would enter was Modeling. I have always been the awkward one in pictures – more like the photo-bomber. I was so shy when I went for my first Photoshoot, but it gave me so much confidence that I went and applied to an Agency – and I got signed!
My life has always been a roller-coster ride, but I enjoyed every dip and rise because it gave me the strength to work even harder.
Please tell us about your art.
Like I said, I am a Jack of All Trades. I love every part of the entertainment industry. I love acting the most because it gives me an outlet to create characters and live in the moment. Acting gives me a way to not only make myself happy because I am doing what I love, but it also makes the audience/viewer escape from their day to day situations, which in the end makes them happy. People go to the theatre or a movie to enjoy themselves and do something different than just stay at home. I love being able to relieve people from stress but also make them explore parts of themselves through my characters, whatever empathy they can achieve through that. The people that come to see me act are the ones that inspire me to keep going and perfecting my craft.
Music on the other hand, tests my creativity through the flow of music and words. A lot of my songs represent my life before and after I left Cyprus. Sometimes when I can’t communicate with normal conversation, I can do it through music. All the different dynamics, tempos and scales I use can represent a lot of what I go through in life.
I also draw and paint. I sketch as a hobby as it relaxes me. It gets me out of my head and makes me create cool and interesting things.
I hope that my art inspires more people out there to follow what they love doing. Even if it’s through more than one art form. Just go out and do it and follow your dreams because nothing will happen if you don’t actually make the decision to Do It.
Given everything that is going on in the world today, do you think the role of artists has changed? How do local, national or international events and issues affect your art?
There has always been social issues around the world and artists keep evolving out of those issues. For example, politics create social movements- movements create concepts- concepts create art. As a female artist, I think that it is a little easier now with all the movements that are happening around the world but it is still hard to get noticed and actually rewarded for the things we do.
I know for a fact it was harder back then to showcase art, but now with the Internet, it is so much easier! I love the Internet, but sometimes it can get overwhelming, and I think it is especially hard on us artists and creators because we need to constantly showcase our art to get the followers and likes.
How or where can people see your work? How can people support your work?
I have a bunch of different platforms. Soundcloud, Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.
I am launching my website soon which I will be sharing on my social platforms.
And if people have questions or want to just chat, I love getting to know new people and collaborating with artists.
Because if we don’t, no-one with notice us unless we get Ourselves out there!
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/a.blackbird/
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AngelaMofficial/
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/angelamavros?lang=en
- Other: https://soundcloud.com/angela-mavropoulos