Sylvia Roldán Dohi is a performing artist who transplanted herself from the beaches of Los Angeles to the energy of New York City, back to the beaches of San Diego, CA. Of Eurasian heritage, she’s defied classification throughout her successful career as an actor, singer, dancer, musician, teacher and narrator. Now she inspires people to think more creatively and openly as a professional business coach, at major firms and corporations around the US.
She started working as a child in Hollywood, and went on to perform in Europe, Asia and throughout the United States in both English and Spanish. She has appeared with a diverse range of recording stars and performers, including such legends as Alice Cooper – playing to audiences of up to 15,000 – and with Clarence Clemons (of E Street Band Fame), who selected her out of 1,500 hopefuls to be a featured singer with his band.
After touring the US in such shows as CATS and WEST SIDE STORY, Sylvia was called to Broadway as an original company member of MISS SAIGON, taking to the stage for the entire ten-year run of the show. Temporarily sidelined by a series of “dancer injuries,” she bounced back to play the Roller Derby Queen in the off-Broadway production of ROLLER DERBY: the Musical, and has been skating around Manhattan – and now So Cal – ever since
Her acting roles have run the gamut from prostitutes to queens, business mavens to shamans, as well as just ordinary folks of all nationalities. She has done Shakespeare, Shepard and MTV, and as a voice-over artist she has been featured on cartoons (Captain Kangaroo) and ad campaigns (SIEMPRE MUJER magazine, NJ Lotto). The New York Newspaper EL DIARIO has honored her as an Outstanding Woman of Hispanic Heritage, and the United Way selected her to be both the singer and spokesperson for their Asian/American promotion.
Ms. Roldán Dohi continues working in theater (musical and legit), film (the cult picture REFORM SCHOOL GIRLS), television (LAW & ORDER:SVU, THIRD WATCH, DAVID LETTERMAN), commercials (DISNEYLAND, DIET PEPSI), industrials, nightclubs, concerts, music videos and audiobooks. She has also worked as a choreographer, composer and director. She has narrated over 25 books for LEARNING ALLY (formerly Recording For the Blind and Dyslexic), and several books for Audible, Amazon and iTunes, including the SAMANTHA MOON:VAMPIRE FOR HIRE series by J.R. Rain, LIGHTENING FAST SPANISH by Carolyn Woods, and HAPPILY EVEN AFTER by Carole Brody Fleet.
Sylvia consistently pursues her creative visions with incredible passion, bringing her vast experience to every new project and to every group she coaches. She’s blessed to share her life with her partner, Eric Rath, a brave Traumatic Brain Injury survivor and talented actor in his own right.