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Shalanda playing the role of Isabel in Portland Opera's Pirates of Penzance
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Shalanda Sims hails from the great northwest. She is a professional performing artist and writes multigenerational stories reflecting the human experience, African American culture and community.
Shalanda has been singing since she was a young child. She toured the country and internationally as one of the lead soloist in Heaven Bound Gospel Choir. She was also a member of the Gospel Christmas Choir with the Oregon Symphony.
Versed in Jazz, musical theater, gospel, R&B and classical, Shalanda has performed with Portland Opera, in musicals and background vocalist for well-known artists. She is a member of the American Guild of Musical Artists