"Takin' Me Higher" Credits.
Composer: Joelle Sahar
Writers: Teria Morada, Samantha J. Powell
Producer: Sammy Jay
Live Percussion: Juan Karlos
Live Trumpets: Brian Owen
Recorded & Mixed at: Media Temple Productions in Hollywood, California
Engineer: Jaime Velez
Mastering: Brian Alison
Teria comes from a creative, musical family and began dancing and performing at the age of 3. Teria is a Singer/Lyricist & Dancer/Choreographer which makes her the ultimate entertainer. Canadian born & of Mediterranean/Latin decent, she has performed worldwide. Teria has currently completed her first all english pop/dance track “Taking me Higher” co-written by Teria & Sahar, produced by female British producer Sammy J (worked with the Pussycat Dolls). Teria was also part of Los Angeles based “LSA” Latin Supremo Allstars Trio (spanglish Black Eyed Peas type group) that has album “El Clasico” available on itunes. There are 7 re-mixes of her song "Salvador" from a previous collaboration with Alexander Perls, released By Dion Mavath and friends on BLUSH RECORDS. Those remixes have been heard in Dubai, Australia, Spain, Greece, France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Canada and The U.S.A. They can also be found on the iTunes and on many other sites for download and they also appear on various compilations including IBIZA WORLD CLUB TOUR 2011. Teria is also a Special Guest Singer & Dancer for top Los Angeles Salsa band, Sangre Nueva.
Teria was former two time Jr. Canadian National Rhythmic Gymnastics Champion, 5 time Provincial Champion and National Team Member. The 60th Anniversary of Rhythmic Gymnastics in Canada was celebrated in late January 2010 at The Koop Cup International Gala and Competition that 15 countries around the world came and participated in at Toronto's Metro Convention Centre. Teria performed a Bollywood/Rhythmic Fusion and was the Co-Choreographer of the Event and she was recognized as former Canadian Champ and former KOOP Cup winner and was creative contributor to the event. Teria also contributed choreography for Canada's 2012 Olympic Team and has performed with them at their gym club's year end event in 2011.
Teria has taught dance workshops and classes since age 15 all across Toronto and Los Angeles and was co-owner/director of a dance and fitness studio “Body Works” in Los Angeles for 3 years and is also the private dance coach for Sofia Milos, star of “CSI Miami” and guest star on the “Soprano's”. Teria also had a lead dance role as “Rosalina Gomez” (Rosaline, Romeo's girlfriend before Juliet) in Ugly Betty's star, Tony Plana 's Pachuco version of 'Romeo and Juliet” (East L.A. Classic Theatre). One of Teria's dance partners in this production was Kurt Kaceres who played Mercutio (Sons of Anarchy/Prison Break/World Trade Centre/Doll House/American Family/General Hospital). Kurt also appeared as Teria's love interest in her music video “Mi Vida Mi Amor” with LSA.
Teria is also the founder of Azucar Picante Ent. which has 60 performance artists/dancers in its roster!!! This talented artist is also a member of the World Famous Los Rumberos Dance Company partnering with one of the creators of Los Angeles style salsa, Francisco Vazquez. She is also part of top Bollywood Dance companies in the USA, The BellyTwins and Karmagraphy and popular Belly Dance company, Bohemia. Teria is very well known in the Los Angeles dance community for her Belly Dance/Rhythmic Gymnastics Fusion with Latin, Belly & Bollywood. She is considered a fusion specialist.
Choreography credits include, hiphop/bollywood choreography, appeared in and was associate producer for, film "Bollywood Invasion." by Shaan Dasani that has numerous awards at film festivals this year! She is also one of the choreographers for the World Renowned Bellydance Superstars, debuting her reggaeton/bellydance fusion piece in "The Art of Bellydance”. Choreographer for a huge Reggaeton Concert, “CALIBASH” at The Staples Centre to a sold out crowd! In 2011, Azucar Picante's dancers and choreography were featured at The Alex Theatre's L.A'S BEST DANCERS REVUE! Teria was a featured singer as well. Teria was the lead performer and co-choreographer in TROPICANA Cuban Cabaret (Canada Edition) and her dance company appeared performing Samba at The Playboy Mansion in 2010 and Axl Rose from Gun N Roses' private Halloween party at his Malibu home. Teria also choreographed and starred in productions such as Moulin Rouge, Rio, Alma de Fuego and Mosaic International in Hollywood, as well as sang and danced at The Rock's (Dwane Johnson) movie premier of “The Rundown” at Universal Studios. She also has performed in across the globe in Puerto Rico, Ireland, Korea, Mexico and Belgium.
Teria's live performances include local and nationwide tours for Canadian dance hall king and
Guinness Book World Record holder, SNOW (Informer) and with International Latin, Persian, and
North American artists such as Oscar D' Leon, Julio Savala, Gilberto Santarosa, DLG, Soul
Decision, Chico Castillo (Gypsy Kings, Toni Reyes Festival del Verano), Mansour, Pouya, KamyR
(Black Cats), Max Amini, Farshid Amin, Leila, Afshin, Andy Madadian, Shore & Shahram Solati, Rick
Vito (Fleetwood Mac), The Papichulo Crew, Shantall Young-Oneto and Ricky Franco. Teria has
studied dance genres from ballet, belly, jazz, tango, hip hop, popping, afro- cuban, tap, samba, axe, cumbia, merengue, salsa, mambo, bollywood, bhangra, cabaret/burlesque, cha cha cha and other folkloric dances from many countries and everything in between! Ms. Morada has also won numerous dance competitions and has been seen on US, Canadian and South American television dance and singing programs. Her singing styles vary from latin, pop to jazz, rock and soul.