Malea is no stranger to the stage, her credits include performing in theatre, film, television and radio. She had the opportunity to act in several Independent Films and was a featured dancer and actor in the 20th Century Fox Movie “Men of Honor” starring Robert De Niro and Cuba Gooding, Jr. and the Lifetime Movie “Take My Advice” the Ann & Abby story staring Wendy Malick.
Influenced at an early age by her mother, who was a singer and dancer, Malea knew at a young age that the music and lyrics she heard weaved captivating stories that she wanted to be a part of sharing and being on stage was exactly where she needed and wanted to be. Despite a few detours along the way, Malea started on her journey singing, dancing and acting in Musical Theatre, Television and Movies. It was during this “journey” where she had the opportunity to work and meet some of the most talented professional entertainers whom were gracious to share their talents with her and encourage her to continue on this wonderful journey.
2005 ~ Malea collaborated with Craig Bidondo and released her debut Cd Album "If You Really Knew Me" which showcases her versatility with a wide range of styles that range from Cole Porter, Bette Midler, Tina Turner, Van Morrison, Marvin Hamlisch, Irving Berlin, Anita Baker, Jim Brickman, Antonia Carlos Jobim & Carol Bayer Sager.
Fast forward 2017 ~ Malea continues to perform as a Solo Artist, Actor, Entertainer and with her Band “Malea & The Tourists”, Recognized as one of the Top Variety Bands featuring some of the Northwest’s most Dynamic musicians with a repertoire’ that spans all ages and genre preferences. June 2016 Malea & The Tourists released their Cd Album “Bring Me Sunshine” which features: Malea - lead vocals, Kit Taylor - keys/vocals, Steve Morgan - bass/bkv's, Steve Turmell - drums/bkv's, Eric Austin - sax/clarinet/bkv's
Performances/clients include ~ private events for Mercedes Benz at the Portland Armory/ Portland Center Stage, Century Link at the Moda Center, Aquariva Restaurant & Bar Holiday Business Parties, The Multnomah Athletic Club, the Portland Marriott Hotel, Arrivederci
Restaurant and Wine Bar, Magnolias Corner, Five – O – Three Restaurant, Muselet Restaurant & Wine Bar, Sean Z Becker Real Estate, Henry’s Wine Vault, SW Corbett Elephant’s Delicatessen, Concert in the Park Series, Lenne’ Estate Winery, SWF Umpqua Bank, Ardea Hotel, Oregon Humane Society, Cat Adoption Team, CASA/ New Market Theater- children in foster care, Sunstone Montessori School, Tony Starlight’s, Oaks Park/ Molly’s Fundraiser Event, Ivories Jazz Lounge, private events for The South Portland Business Association in addition to providing entertainment for conventions, weddings, receptions, birthday parties, outdoor concerts and more ~ performing Jazz Standards, Swing, Pop, Blues, Motown, Rock, Latin, Bossa Nova + more!
In addition to singing and acting, Malea was a Fitness Spokesperson for Reebok which provided the opportunity to direct, produce and host over 50 fitness and dance videos for Northwest television stations as well as host a morning TV segment titled “Fit Tips with Malea” and when she is not performing some of her favorite hobbies include: playing tennis, gardening, cooking, golf, biking, hiking, travel and volunteer work.