Lifetime bio of Teria Morada
Teria Morada of Azucar Picante ENT is an accomplished Entertainer! Professional Singer/Lyricist & Dancer/Choreographer. 3x Canadian Latin Music Award recipient, former 2 time Jr. Canadian Rhythmic Gymnastics Champion & National Team Member, in addition to, multiple time, Latin Dance Champion. She started her artistic endeavours and training at the age of 3!
Teria’s first solo album “Aries” came out on her birthday 4/6/2021 which includes several collaborations with BenAnthony LaVoz, TJ Habibi, Sensei Música, William Dinero, Juan de Sedas, SLuv and MM6eatz and many more.
The summer of 2020 produced an international collaboration “Tranqui” with Venezuelan Artist Rub Amaya and Venezuelan Natives, Producers Axel (Spain) & Jeizer (Holland), co-written by Joe Philly (USA) & Teria. A Spanglish pop/dance/reggaeton fusion released via record label in Spain, Addicting Records.
Summer 2019, Teria Morada and BenAnthony LaVoz joined forces for an ongoing project (a.k.a. artist name “TEN’) and went on their first media tour in The Dominican Republic. “TEN” recorded 2 duets “Beat that Drum” & “SoloS” with many more in the works. These two were also part of the opening act for Bad Bunny last August with El Norte, a collaboration with 3 other local, latin artists in Toronto which recorded and released this reggaeton/trap latino track to commemorate the Toronto Raptors win which also won them, 2 Canadian-Latin Music awards. This year they collab on a new trio with Delon Om produced by David Neale. The chemistry is infectious.
Fall 2019, Teria’s single “Zarandeo” produced by MedyLandia was released. One of her personal favourites. It held the #1 spot in Canada, 22 weeks consecutively on independent artist site Number One Music and #1 in Canada on ReverbNation for 5 weeks. Her latest release in 3 languages “Tudo Bem Tudo Bom” also hit #1 on N1M.
Another release for Teria in 2020 is “Boom Boom Boom” a duet with El Cata “Ratata” (writer and featured artist in Shakira’s Loca and Rabiosa, Spanish versions).
Teria was deemed the 2017 Entertainer of the year by KAHAN Productions and the Latino-Canadian Community and was nicknamed, Canada’s JLO.
“TT Loca” began training at the age of 3 and is proficient in Salsa and all types of Cuban & Latin dance styles, Samba, Belly dance, Bollywood, Jazz, Ballet, Afro, Reggaeton, Hip Hop, Modern and Persian dances and has performed and taught workshops all over the world since her teens.
Teria was based in North Hollywood, California 2002-2014 and then briefly in Guadalajara, Mexico before returning to her hometown of Toronto permanently in 2015. Teria was part of Latin Urban trío Latin Supremo Allstars (LSA) cerca 2008 and played many club gigs in Los Angeles as well vocal features for several hip hop artists from Blunt Ent. Records West. Teria And Alexander Perls co-wrote club track “Salvador” that was later remixed into 7 versions by Dion Mavath (Indo/Australian Dj based in Dubai) along with several top DJs and it made it to #1 in several countries and a Sound Cloud top,10. It was also on an official Ibiza album and approximately 25 other house music compilations.
Teria has performed at a broad variety of events: BB Kings at Universal Studios, The Knitting Factory & House of Blues in Hollywood
The roof top at the Rio in Las Vegas
A Carnival bash at The Playboy Mansion
The Rundown movie premier at Universal Studios for Dwayne ‘’The Rock” Johnson
Axl Rose of Guns’n’ Roses private Halloween party in Malibu
Toronto Salsa Festival
Washington DC Salsa Festival
Rhythm of Dance, Hollywood
Key Clubs original Carnival/Choreographers Ball’s first ever Bollywood Show
Raw, Los Angeles and Toronto
The Beijing Garden Expo and Beijing International Triathlon in China
Poker Kings event in Dublin, Ireland
Samba Samba in South Korea
NYE countdown at City Hall and Niagara Falls with SNOW
Tribal Fest featured Performer in Guadalajara, Mexico
Los Angeles Gay Pride parade along side Madonna back up Singer Niki Harris and dancer, co-creator of Vogue, Luis Camacho.
Singer and Belly dancer at El Floridita’s Hollywood, for actress and friend, Sofia Milos (CSI Miami/Sopranos)
PanAm Games Coca Cola concert series in Niagara Falls representing Canada, Cuba & USA!
A Toyota dealership and Jamun Media in Toronto cast this triple threat to sing their brands jingle, dance in, choreograph and cast 20 dancers in their commercial.
Teria also choreographs for dancers and gymnasts all over the world from beginner to Olympic and World professional levels. This includes Canada’s Rhythmic Gymnastics 2012 Olympic team.
A classical indian dance school “Dizoja” certified Teria as a pioneer of Bollywood and Bhangra in Guadalajara, Mexico.
In September 2016, she starred in the musical "Follow your Heart", a love story of taboo and tradition, along side many of her dance company members within 50 cast mates. Teria danced in 16 pieces and choreographed 8 in this production and was an integral part of the casting team. Her original song “Takin’ me Higher” was also featured in the musical.
A few other credits include: Choreographer of Belly/Reggaeton fusion for the World Renowned Bellydance Superstars by Miles Copeland (former Manager of Sting/The Police).
Along side “Making Moves Universal” founder, Dr. Niraj Mehta, they co-choreographed and danced in the award winning short film “Bollywood Invasion” by Shaan Dasani.
More Collaborations include: Bohemia Dance, Adam Basma Dance Company, The BellyTwins, Rio Brazil Ent., Raíz Brazil and Karmagraphy in California and in Toronto, SamelTanz, JoDani Ent, Samba Heat/Picante Heat, D’Style, Caliente Dance, Samba Connection, Sangre Caliente and the Tropicana Queens.
In Tony Plana’s “Romeo and Juliet” The Pachuco Version, Teria was dance captain and lead dancer, Rosalina Gomez alongside actor Kurt Caceres (Prison Break, Sons of Anarchy, General Hospital, Threat Matrix) Kurt also Cameo’d in Teria’s music video “Mi Vida Mi Amor”.
Teria has also opened for JenCarlos Canela, Prince Royce and Plan B-(with La Revolucion Musical), Los Adolecentes, DLG, Gilberto Santarosa and Grupo Niche. She has also shared the stage with Bollywood stars, Mallika Sherwat and Nargis Fakhri, Armenian/Lebanese star Robert Chilingirian, Algerian star Cheb Khaled and Iranian mega stars, KamyaR, Black Cats, Mansour, Mohamed Khordadian, Farshid Amin, Andy Madadian, Pouya, Afshin, David Behboodi, Shore and Shahram Solati, Max Amini, Leila F. and Toronto’s own Sahab Habibi!
Teria was also part of the Los Rumberos dance company in Los Angeles and partnered with Francisco Vazquez, the pioneer of LA style salsa as well as with actor/dancers Al Coronel (Wolverine sequel Logan, Man with a plan , Lucifer) and original Power Ranger, Walter E. Jones and Hollywood stylist, Willie Watana.
In her earlier years, Teria was inducted in the Vaughan Sports hall of fame for Rhythmic Gymnastics. T.V. commercial credits include, Sears, Kool-Aid, Eastside Mario’s and Ontario tourism.
In theatre, Lead dancer/singer for the Tropicana Cuban Cabaret (Canada edition, “Havana Nights” hosted by Ismael Cala- CNN Español and Myrna Kahan) as well as Mambo de la Noche.
2 Canadian tours with Artist SNOW (Informer/Con Calma), live shows and music videos as part of The Papichulo Crew. Original Bacardi Salsa congress in Puerto Rico representing Toronto and singing/dancing in the impersonation show of Julio Sabala.
On TV, featured dancer rolls, such as La Femme Nikita, Save the Last Dance, The Next Step and Film “Woo” with Jada Pinkett-Smith and Tommy Davidson.
One of the highlights of Teria’s performance career was to share the stage with Salsa legend Oscar D’Leon and dance the legendary “Lloraras” live!