it's Talya...Miss Groves, if you're nasty.
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I knew, from a very young age, that I loved to take the stage. I am most connected to my purpose when I'm making people happy through my singing, dancing, and performing in general. So, I've shaped my life around doing that! A Kansas City girl at heart, I decided to move to NYC to pursue my dreams of performing for a living. It was then and there that I attended Pace University, and would receive my B.F.A in Musical Theater.
Directly after graduating college, I joined the first national tour of Motown the Musical. This is the same show that would eventually earn me my Broadway debut. From there, I went on to be a cast member in the original Broadway cast of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. I also joined the cast of Broadway's Mean Girls for a period of time. Other New York theater credits include: world premiere of Becoming Nancy (Alliance Theater), Clueless the Musical (Off-Broadway), and Half Time (Paper Mill Playhouse).
I was also fortunate enough to make my first TV appearance in 2020 as a singer/dancer on the CW's Katy Keene.
Pandemic times led me back to my hometown, Kansas City, where I became deeply invested in building my own brand and pursuing live music opportunities of all kinds! I love every minute of singing and performing on my own terms! Currently, you can catch me singing regularly at venues such as The Phoenix, Johnnie's Jazz, Stock Hill steakhouse, and more. Usually, I'll have Walter Bryant with me on the keys and Kent Rausch on drums (Talya & Her Boyfriends). We do everything from Ella to Aretha, The Beatles to Prince; I like to make sure there’s something for everybody.