Sasha Massey was born and raised in Lafayette, Louisiana, and has been singing from a very young age. Her earliest influences were jazz, classical and musical theater. Sasha is a lyric soprano with amazing improvisation, and coloratura capability with dramatic flare. Lerone Rubin and Holly Grefe were her most encouraging teachers in middle school and high school respectively. Lessons began at 14 with Lee Cooke of Asbury Methodist and later professional opera singer Dolly Hawthorne. Sasha graduated from ULL in 2009 where Shawn Roy, Director of Opera Studies, combined techniques and characterization to fully develop her voice and stage presence. Under Roy’s guide she was able harness deep emotional connection in performance to operatic and musical theater characters. Sasha is Cantor at St. John’s Cathedral, a position she has held since 2015. She teaches private voice lessons and performs weddings, funerals, graduations and other events. She also performs solo recitals with pianists Jake Spinella and Hannah Mayo a few times each year and as soloist with the Acadiana Symphony Orchestra.