Creative Arts Director
Abstract Artist- Author/Musician
Chariya Bissonette has been a Creative Arts Director for over 25 years working within non-profit organizations as well as corporate environments using creativity to; produce events, communicate, teach varied topics, problem solve, market, team build and increase personal and corporate standards of excellence and productivity.
As a coach and teacher in the Arts, she has instructed and directed talent to careers in: Recording and Touring, Broadway, Television-Film and Comedy. An associate of famed vocal teacher Seth Riggs, Chariya specializes in vocal therapy, restoration and performance endurance. Her performance credits include: Elton John, Rick Springfield, Yolanda Adams and being one of Disney International’s original Pocahontas.’ Her commercial and voiceover accounts include The Disney Corporation, American Airlines, Kodak, Burger King and Jaguar where her jingle was used for several winter campaigns. Her Producer/Director credits include large- scale live to radio music festivals for Easter at the Verizon Amphitheatre and Anaheim Honda Center.
An Abstract Artist, Chariya’s paintings are commissioned to raise money for charities and social causes through events that allow resources to have immediate impact on the community. She is an author in multiple writing mediums: “The Journal of NE” “Love Changes everything”, and “Blog 2 Brain” to name a few as well as 3 CDs written for inspirational audiences. Percentages of all proceeds go to her philanthropic ventures.
Chariya Bissonette has spoken in front of a variety of audiences including: Corporations, Women’s Groups, Sports Teams, Non-profit and Religious Organizations, Prisons and Gang Intervention. Audiences receive tools that immediately impact personal pursuits, professional bandwidth and effectiveness. Chariya is ‘high energy’, entertaining, motivational and inspirational as she instructs through personal testimony, humor and encouragement the importance of developing the very best of one’s skills while living with a purpose and a destiny.
Sir Elton John- Background track recording for “Million Dollar Piano” Ceasars Palace* Lady Gaga- background track recording for Sir Elton John tribute- Grammys 2018*
Rick Springfield- Background vocalists- 3 albums*
American Airlines- Voice of Business Report 3 years.*
Dual Writer Music – Dogs in Space 1500 song catalog for TV and Film placement.* Writer/Artist- 3 CDs Inspirational*
Bob Hope Christmas Telethon – featured child performer.* Lead singer Los Angeles Latin All Star Band*
Bank of America Grant 18k winner* Teenage writer of original musical on banking* San Francisco Tour- featured performer- ‘Flower Drum song’ ‘Fiddler on the Roof”* Disneyland- lead vocalist top 40 band-daily as well as opening for “Boys to Men.”* Kodak- featured actress National Commercial USA English and Spanish*
Burger King- featured actress National Commercial USA English and Spanish* Arsenio Hall Show- Background Vocalist –Sheryl Lee Ralph and Nia Peeples.* Hiroshima at the Greek Theatre- background vocalist.*
Howard Hewitt (Shalimar) at the Greek Theatre- background vocalist*
Jaguar Christmas commercial campaign- jingle writer-singer.*
Disney Corporation- Pocahontas- in park daily show.*
Disney International- Pocahontas- BBC Kids award show.*
Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre- Producer 3 years- large-scale festival live to radio* Anaheim Pond- Producer 2 years- large- scale festival live to radio* Director/Choreographer
Fullerton Bicentennial Celebration All Schools Districtwide* Roland Keyboards vocal sample singer*
Saddleback Church Recovery Symposium- 5 years- featured artist*
Morris Cerullo 120 episodes CBS- Background vocalist following artists to name a few: Sheila E, Yolanda Adams, CeCe Winans, Gaithers, T-Bone*
Catalina Express- vocals- regional commercial*
Morongo- vocals/ voice over- regional commercial*
Japanese cartoon- Zeraphaim- voice over character.*
Motivational Speaker/ Trainer- Bank of America (leadership public speaking training)-Maranatha Music (trainer)*Concordia University-Biola-Hope International University* Women’s Conference (Redlands CC-Temecula CC) *Orange Lutheran Baseball *God’s gang (San Clemente gang intervention)
*Teacher/Coach- Orange County High School of the Arts, Orange Lutheran (choir coach) Servite High School (choir coach), *Los Rios school of Rock.
*Author- Novel series “The Journal of NE” Supernatural Thriller, “Love Changes Everything” a story of survival, “Thread of Truth” US History novel.
*Author- Novel series “The Journal of NE” soundtrack
*Jakobkc- Unity Drums- Art with a purpose- charity partnerships
*Private Vocal Instructor- *Seth Riggs *OC Associate vocals and career guidance- with students on Broadway, television, film, comedy, public speaking.
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