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Ferdinando Menezes

Actor, Model, Musician, Dancer

Leeds, United Kingdom
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Aint No Sunshine

Uploaded 5 years ago

Stevie Wonder - As

Uploaded 5 years ago

Showboaters Audition Video

Uploaded 5 years ago

Physical Details

Height:
190 cm / 6ft 3in
Skin color:
Brown
Weight:
84 kg / 184 lbs
Eye color:
Brown
Chest:
99 cm / 39 in
Hair color:
Black
Waist:
88 cm / 35in
Hair length:
Medium
Ethnicity:
Other
Hair type:
Straight

Credits

2009
  • The University of Leeds : BA Performing Arts

Acting

Acting experience

Previous unpaid speaking roles


Languages
  • English
  • French
  • Portuguese

Accents
  • South African
  • UK English
  • UK Posh
  • USA California
  • African
  • French

-Supporting Artist on BBC Crimewatch
-Supporting Artist on "New Worlds" a drama produced for Channel 4 by Company Pictures

I have taken part in theatrical performances whilst at university. I have been in several plays in both backing and intermediate roles as well as playing major roles within various musical theater productions.

Modeling

Modeling experience

Beginner, starting out


I have modeled for various charity fashion shows in and around Leeds and am always looking to expand on that experience. My dancing experience means that I can be very confident on stage and can indeed strut down a catwalk. Here is a list of all of the events that I have taken part in:

-Leeds RAG Charity Fashion Show '08,'09,'10
-Leeds Fashion Show '09
-Harrogate Wedding Fashion Show '10
-The Spring Fashion Show (Manchester) '11
-Red Balloon Charity Fashion Show '11
-LINC Fashion Show '11
-NABS Charity Fashion Show (Manchester) '12

Music

Billy Holiday - Summertime (Reggae Mix)

My reggae version of this classic jazz track. Enjoy!

Saxophone ability

Intermediate


Vocal ability

Classically trained


Vocal range

Baritone


Rapping ability

Beginner


Singing styles
  • Pop
  • Rock
  • Classical

Favourite genres
  • Pop
  • Rock
  • Electronic
  • Hip-hop
  • Jazz

Influences: Stevie Wonder, Ray Charles, Michael Jackson

- Currently a singer for FSR Productions which specialises in surprise singing services for weddings, birthdays, corporate events and other special occasions.

- Frontman for two bands
- Classically trained till the age of 14

Vocalist - Baritone (with strong Falsetto)

* Session Singer for Omar 'Kodo' Zia
* Session Singer for Peter Scott
* Session Singer for Gareth Noble
* Session Singer for Fabian Faupel (http://www.fabianfaupel.com/)
* Stage role as 'Horse' in The Full Monty the Musical
* Production singer for MPMC Productions
* Short Cabaret Performance as Michael Jackson at Butlins

- Stonyhurst Jazz Ensemble
- GCSE Music
- Intermediate Saxophone player

- ABRSM Grade 7 Singing
- ABRSM Grade 5 Music Theory
- ABRSM Grade 3 Saxophone.

TV & Reality

- Audition Finalist for Sky1's "Showboaters"
- Contestant in Sky Living's "SingDate"
- Contestant on Channel 4's - "The Love Inspector"

Dancing

Dancing ability

Intermediate


Dance styles
  • Breakdancing
  • Contemporary
  • Disco

I can readily admit that I have found a passion that will remain a large part of my life; unfortunately I found this passion later in life than many professionals in the industry. I completed a degree in contemporary dance at The University of Leeds which taught me the basics of many classical styles as well as contemporary dance. My main passion is in combining classical/contemporary dance with urban inspired dance- creating a fusion which, in my point of view, is contemporary dance exemplified.

I am also a keen circus performer. I am currently proficient at juggling (3 balls but with many tricks), contact juggling, staff and bar flair.

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