"Soulful and visionary"
Anamaria De La Cruz is a classically trained bilingual folk singer, songwriter and educator based in Los Angeles, California. She is the daughter of union organizers and the granddaughter of Jessie De La Cruz, the late renowned United Farm Worker (UFW) activist.
De La Cruz has performed globally, including Madrid, Paris, London, Los Angeles, New York, Boston, New Haven, and Iowa City. She has performed with the Yale University Battell Chapel Choir, the University of Iowa Camerata, and the California State University, Los Angeles Concert Choir.
De La Cruz graduated with honors from Yale University and holds degrees in History and Ethnicity, Race and Migration. She recently completed her MA in Music at California State University, Los Angeles. A credentialed educator, De La Cruz has taught at the elementary, middle and secondary levels, has directed student performing arts groups and has developed artistic talent and leadership at all age levels.
Anamaria De La Cruz is a member of the National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures (NALAC), and serves as a Teaching Artist for the Claremont Unified School District. She is the founder of the dA Voices Youth Choir. Her music and work inspire collaboration, dialogue and leadership development.