Oriana recieved musical training from the acclaimed McNally Smith College of Music and received a Bachelors in Vocal Performance. This high quality experience disciplined Oriana to become a flexible and versatile vocalist able to sing, perform, arrange, and write in various styles of music.
As an actor, Oriana goes by the name of Tyler Stafford. Tyler has been performing on screen and stage for the last 15 years with notable roles in RENT, Hair, American Idiot, Hairspray, and many more.
So why the name Oriana? The name comes from a musical collection written for the Queen of England, Elizabeth I. Like Elizabeth, Oriana is a powerful figure on the stage and gives a commanding presence like any Queen befitting her name.
"I wear a crown not because I believe I am superior, but because it brings out a better version of myself. I, too, hope that you find your "crown" in whatever form it takes and may my music help you find it."