Cherie Valaray shatters the traditional boundaries between the singing and acting worlds. She is a pioneer in blending these two mediums to create something new. As a singer, she is known for her vocal control and expression which allows her to sing the most difficult literature with ease. Her dynamic versatility enables her to perform in a wide range of repertoire and styles. As an actress, Cherie is able to tap into an organic honesty which brings a deep reality to her performance.
Cherie grew up in Hungary and spent several years in Australia. She has been living in the United States since 2010. Cherie received a Performing Arts degree from the Budapest Studio of the Hungarian Society of Musicians and Dancers She has studied acting with Salome Jens, Gyorgy Korcsmaros. She has studied singing with David Harper and Andrew Dalton, Jonathon Welch and Olga Sik.
She acted in “Ida Regenye” (Ida's Novel) directed by Krisztina Goda, “Valami mas” (Something else) directed by Agnes Fodor, “Fotografia” (Photography) and “Szorongas” (Anxiety) directed by Gabor Agoston, “Tusztortenet” (Hostage Story) opposite Academy Winner Istvan Szabo, directed by Gyula Gazdag, and in multi award winner “Sziberiai Nyar” ( Siberian Summer) under the direction of Andras Der.
Cherie Valaray performed DieFledermaus and Gypsy Baron on tour with the Hannover Theater in Germany and Austria. As Prima Donna she sang at the Lehar and Kalman Operetta Festival in Hungary. Cherie toured throughout Australia with her “Dueling Sopranos” classical/comedy duo. She made her first of several appearances at Goethe Haus in Jakarta Indonesia for the Sydney International Cultural Centre. She was honored to perform at the annual budgetary dinner of the Federal Parliament House, Canberra, Australia. Cherie has also performed Solo Concerts at the Sydney International Cultural Centre. She sang in Indonesia with Australian Conductor, George Ellis, at the opening of the JakArt International Festival, as well as for solo performances at the Adi Puri Cultural Center. Cherie gave a solo recital at the Town Hall for The Performing Arts Christchurch, New Zealand, performing Opera, Operetta, Broadway and Baroque music. She gave a solo charity concert at the Los Angeles Hungarian House. Cherie sang the Soprano solo in the Requiem by Verdi with the Knoxville Symphony. She also had a solo performance, “Operafusion” at the Louis B Mayer Theater.