Luana's EP LOVE is now available

Luana Sandoval

Singer/Songwriter & Belly Dancer

Luana Sandoval was born in April 15, 1992 in Saarburg, Germany. Her dance career started at age five in her native Germany when she began training classical ballet at Laurence Souc's dance school Ballett im Hof in Trier. In 2003 she danced with the company in the ballet play Giselle at Theater Trier. She then continued training jazz dance at Bernadette Wacht's dance studio with teacher Linda Scholz. From then she danced at the annual city festival in Trier. From 2009 to 2016 she studied oriental dance with Fatima Serin. In January 2017 Luana took lessons in contemporary jazz with Salim Gauwloos at Broadway Dance Center in New York.

In 2012 she has performed at Germany's largest Roman spectacle Bread and Games - Hercules and the power of evil with Germany's famous actress Katy Karrenbauer at Amphitheater Trier. Besides the show she danced to Peter Mergener's compositions at the event Mystic Nights at Kaiserthermen Trier. Since then Luana has performed at different locations in Trier, Saarbrücken, Luxembourg and New York. 

Based on her compositions for violin and piano, Luana Sandoval brought her dance play Life of a Dancerr to stage. The debut performance was in October 2015 in Trier.

In 2011 Luana participated as an extra in the production of Lakmé at Theater Trier and Don Giovanni at Zeltpalast Merzig. She made her solo debut in the production of Puss in Boots as Princess Rosemarie at Theater Trier. The music was written by her vocal teacher Vera Ilieva.

From 2012 to 2016 Luana studied voice and vocal pedagogy with Professor Yaron Windmüller at the university of music in Saarbrücken, Germany. During her studies she already sang in the extra chorus of the Theater Trier and participated in the productions of Evita, Carmen and Eugen Onegin. In 2013 she had the chance to sing the part of Maria Valdez in Z-The Musical of Zorro by Robert W. Cabell in Merzig. This was the second European debut performance. In 2014 Luana Sandoval participated at the annual orchestra festival at Theater Trier as a violinist under the supervision of musical director Victor Puhl. During the rehearsals for this event the mezzo-soprano Kristina Stanek who was supposed to sing Georges Bizet’s Habanera has cancelled due to other obligations. Victor Puhl immediately has commissioned Luana Sandoval to sing for this crucial role.

In October 2014 Luana sang the part of Mère Jeanne and Soeur Mathilde in Francis Poulenc’s Dialogues des Carmélites. This was a cooperation between the university of music and the State Theatre Saarbrücken.  In May 2015 she sang the part of Anton/Pluto in the opera The Corrected Drunkard (L'ivrogne corrigé) by Christoph Willibald Gluck. This was a production of the Karl-Berg-Musikschule Trier. Musical director and director was Vera Ilieva and the orchestra conductor was Joachim Mayer-Ullmann.

Luana is able to sing different music genres like classic, musical theatre, contemporary and Bulgarian folk singing. She sings in English, Spanish, Italian, French, German, Russian and Bulgarian. Luana has worked together with successful vocal teachers of each music style: Vera Ilieva (2011-2015), Prof. Yaron Windmüller (2012-2016), Florence Absolu (2013-2014), Prof. Ruth Ziesak (2014-2015), Ivanka Ninova (2015), Ivelina Dimova (2015), Ingrid Schwarz (2015-2016), Katie Agresta (2017), Vlada Tomova (2017).  

Furthermore she attended an intensive musical theatre training with the Hamilton Cast at WERK WITH BWAY. Her master schedule included classes like pop/rock repertoire with Shayna Steele acting the song with Gregory Treco, dance with Thayne Jasperson, audition technique with Jamibeth Margolis, music rehearsal with Ian Weinberger and a final audition with the Hamilton cast director Cesar Rocha

Since the age of fourteen she writes original songs in English, Spanish, French and German. In January 2017 Luana recorded her originals Love, Wake Up World, Sin Ti and Melissa with the composer and music producer Mark Roos in Brooklyn, New YorkThese songs are available on iTunes, Spotify, Google Play, cdbaby and more. Her song Sin Ti is now under contract with Soda Box Music, a boutique music agency founded by songwriter and international entrepreneur Carolyn Baron. Luana participated in the New York Songwriters Collective workshops under the supervision of songwriter and music producer Peter Bliss.