Cayman Ilika

Cayman Ilika

Member for 5 months •
"A voice so smooth and creamy, you'll wish you could bottle it!"

Cayman is an award winning vocalist and actor both in her beloved hometown of Seattle, and nationwide. She has spent her life mastering all the ways a voice can bring to life the nuances of storytelling both in the studio, and on stage.

Cayman is noted for her remarkably sensitive range - in tone, emotion, and character. Her voice has been described as rich, smoke, amber and velvet, and so creamy that I wish I could bottle [it] and smooth it on as a softener at night."

From my home studio I am able to voice, produce, clean, edit and deliver high quality voiceover tracks in any format. I am a flexible, creative talent with a wide range who loves to work with direction or self-direct as needed. I am responsive, professional, and I find true joy in all aspects of the work and collaborations.

Delivery methods: MP3, WAV, AIF

 Training

ACTING: I have studied for more than 20 years - both privately, and in a conservatory environment.
Perry Mansfield, American Musical and Dramatic Academy, The Growing Studio.

VOICEOVER: I have studied for two years - both at the Voice Actors Studio in Las Vegas and The Growing Studio in New York City.

VOICE: I have studied privately for more than 20 years. I attended the Berklee College of Music with an emphasis in vocal performance.

 Experience

Actor
5th Avenue Theatre, Asolo Rep, Musical Theatre West, Village Theatre + • Contract Full-time
I have worked professionally as an actor since 2005.
Some favorite credits include: Kiss Me, Kate (Lilli Vanessi/Kate, Gypsy Rose Lee Award Recipient) and Austen’s Pride at The 5th Avenue Theatre, Oliver! (Nancy) at Musical Theatre West, the world premiere of Beatsville (Natasha) at Asolo Repertory Theatre, Mary Poppins (Mary Poppins, Gregory Award Nomination), Million Dollar Quartet (Dyanne), and Show Boat (Julie, Footlight Award) at Village Theatre, Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris and Vanities- A New Musical (Kathy) at ACT, Always… Patsy Cline (Patsy Cline, Gregory Award Nomination) and the world premiere of Persuasion (Anne Elliot) at Taproot Theatre Company, and Annie, Oliver!, The Pirates of Penzance, Saving Aimee, Candide, and Buddy at The 5th Avenue Theatre.

My vocals can be heard on the Original Cast Album of Persuasion, and the Studio Cast Album of Yankee Doodle Dandy.

Singer
Sun Valley Opera, Sensible Theatre Company, DemoMySong, Freelance.
Perpetually hone + maintain physical/vocal + mental & emotional skills/self to seek & perform work, negotiate & communicate within interdisciplinary creative workplace, create & bring to life 3-dimensional characters, study humans + behavioral psychology & practice deep empathy and compassion, self-branding, relationship networking, connect & work with media for publicity both individually & through theaters, upkeep online presence, communicate with audience onstage & off, logistically manage innumerable jobs/gigs/auditions/interviews simultaneously, come to terms with rejection.

 Specials

I have been singing professionally for more than 20 years. I studied at the Berkelee College of Music with an emphasis in vocal performance. I have a 3.5+ octave range and am well versed in pop, rock, jazz, country, and blues. I have worked as a session singer for many years, and I have sung in a wide variety of styles in theaters and venues across the country - and I have loved every minute of it.