Kira Mari

In our continuing special holiday series featuring the contributors at Vancouver Presents, we meet musician, actor, and Vancouver Presents music specialist, Kira Mari.

Meet Kira Mari

A recent addition to the Vancouver performing arts scene, Kira Mari is a musician and actor hailing from Winnipeg, Manitoba. She loves true stories, old hymns, and walks by the sea.
Kira has a vocal performance degree from the University of Manitoba, where she studied under coloratura soprano, Tracy Dahl.

She loves discovering new music and upcoming artists, but has a deep love for the classics and enjoys arranging hymns with her mom and noodling around on the sax.

Kira is a current Pacific Theatre apprentice in Vancouver and she is enjoying every minute.

20 Questions with Kira Mari

1. Your first job.

In Jr. High I started a small business selling miniature chocolate covered cheesecakes to my dad’s coworkers. It was a nice idea but oh so time-consuming

2. The job you always wanted as a child?

To be an actress, dancer and singer, just like Shirley Temple … or Julie Andrews.

3. Your pet peeve.

When people readily accept assumptions about a person as truth.

4. Your hero.

My great-grandma.

5. Your biggest indulgence.

Homemade chocolate pudding.

6. One thing no one knows about you.

I often ride my bike or walk home late from work singing opera at the top of my lungs. Yes, that was me.

7. Three things you would want with you on a deserted island.

My bible, a machete, and my glasses would be helpful.

8. The one word your best friend would use to describe you.

Joyful.

9. If you were not doing what you are doing now, what would you be doing?

Trying to help people around the world through therapeutic arts-based education and collaboration.

10. Hero or villain?

Me? Depends on who you ask!

11. Your life’s motto/mantra.

Mark 12:30-31.

12. Your favourite playwright?

Ask me again in a year and I’ll have an answer for you.

13. The last book you read.

“Tortured for Christ” by Richard Wurmbrand.

14. If you were a cartoon character what cartoon character would you be?

Kim Possible.

15. What will it say on your grave marker?

John 3:16.

16. Who would you most like to have dinner with?

Mother Theresa.

17. Your idea of happiness.

Loving people.

18. If you could go back in time, what would you tell your twenty-year-old self?

Read your bible every single day. You won’t regret it. And never underestimate the importance of prayer.

19. The one thing in your life that makes you most proud.

My dad.

20. To be or not to be?

Act how you want to be. Pretty soon you’ll notice that you’ve stopped acting and started being.