The perfect combination of glamour and vulnerability, ATHENA is a beautiful young woman with a seemingly perfect façade. Yet with her new material, she exposes herself by sharing her private side, the very mortal Athena. Her lyrics reveal hardships, relationship challenges and struggles with very human issues. She wants people to know that they are not alone in feeling rejected or having unreciprocated feelings, or to have trusted somebody and then been burned.
While her music is pure infectious pop, her lyrics are conversational and often blunt. She’s not afraid to say the things that girls are afraid to admit to themselves. Having been the object of bullying herself, ATHENA is a longtime defender of the underdog who sticks up for those who are bullied. Aligning with her namesake goddess warrior side, she intends to keep creating empowering anthems that can bolster and inspire people to persevere through hardship and heartbreak. Her latest music calls out stereotypes and promotes kindness and tolerance.
Even before her emergence onto the international stage with “Lithium,” ATHENA was a triple threat performer whose multitude of creative passions inspired a multi-faceted resume as a singer, dancer, actress, songwriter and musician. She launched her singing career at the Metropolitan Opera, danced with the New York City Ballet and performed her first principle role on Broadway (Cindy Lou Who in “How The Grinch Stole Christmas”) before she was ten. She continued working both on and off Broadway and spent her teens appearing in films and TV shows (including “Law and Order SVU” and “Royal Pains”). She is currently doing notable voiceover work as Princess Anabella on the Nickelodeon series “Sunny Day.”
ATHENA’s cover video of Selena Gomez’s Top Ten hit “The Heart Wants What It Wants” won the music video contest SuperXtar. She was also a semi finalist in the most popular New York City pop radio station Z100’s Hometown hero contest, in which listeners had to vote for their favorite local artist. Athena’s flurry of social media activity led her to start performing live with backup dancers at prominent NYC clubs like Greenhouse, The Bitter End and the Yotel Hotel, Senor Frogs, Rise Bar, Industry Bar and at halftime shows at Barclays Center (home of the NBA’s Brooklyn Nets) and Prudential Center (home ice of the NHL’s New Jersey Devils). She has also performed at Madison Square Garden and at Radio City Music Hall in The New York Spectacular.
Over the past few years, ATHENA has become a symbol of hard work, perseverance and what determination can do with raw, unbridled talent. With a relatability factor that transcends age gender and ethnicity, she boldly refuses to conform to societal expectations as she stands up for issues she believes in- including equality, women’s rights, and the rights of the LGBT community.
If you only know ATHENA from “Lithium,” brace yourself for a whole new fearless, boundary pushing reality. While keeping you motivated and uplifted with her infectious melodies and beats, she’s going to show you a deeper artistry, with raw, intense lyrics that will inspire, make you pay attention and think about the world around you.