Check out our interview with singer, actress, model, dancer, influencer and cheerleader Ava Breeze who’s sound has been compared to Billie Eilish and Aurora. She is currently in the recording studio create a solo album, with her first single “Girls of Summer” coming out July 29th, 2021, along with the music video and album launching Winter 2021.
Ava is filming the last episode of Season 1 of streaming series “Irreverand,” and they are getting ready to start filming Season 2. She has modeled for Chick NY and walked in their NYFW Times Square Winter presentation.
Follow Ava @avabreeze_
Hi Ava, please tell us a little about you?
Hi everyone! I am Ava Breeze! I am 14 years old (soon to be 15) and I am about to release my first single “Girls of Summer” I am a competitive cheerleader, actress, singer, honors student and an advocate. Hope you follow me on my journey.
Describe yourself in 3 words?
Kind, accepting, creative
How did you get started in the business?
I have wanted to be on TV since I started watching it. I remember being little and asking my mom how people got in the TV and I wanted to be one of them. The night before a Times Square event for “Home Run Bandages” partnered with MLB. Their booked “little girl” called out. My mom was with the CEO of the brand when this call came in. My mom showed my photo to them to see if I could help solve the casting issue and I was immediately booked. I had such a great time and it has taken off since.
How has this changed your life?
Acting, singing, and modeling has changed my life because it helped me realize how big the world is. Sometimes we get caught up in the petty drama our lives hold that you forget how big the world you live in is. Acting and singing opened up opportunities people dream of and now I have the chance to pursue.
We’re sure you have been asked this million times but how did you get in the industry?
I answered the question earlier in the interview lol but I kinda got into the industry backwards. It started with a job and then I went to auditions when I realized how much I love it.
Describe your sound in 3 words?
Alternative, indie, original
Who influenced you and why did you choose to make music?
I feel like all of my experiences in this life has influenced me and encouraged me to make music and helped me realize my style. I would definitely say my family pushed me because they realized the potential I have and my unique vocal tonality. I chose to make my own music because music has been a huge part of my life since birth. I would have songs running in my head constantly and I decided to start writing them down. While my Instagram following kept growing as I did covers of music, i realized I could actually pursue this career and make my own sound.
Do you play any instrument?
Sadly, the only instrument I play is my voice, but I definitely want to learn how to play the guitar.
Tell us about your new single “Girls of Summer?”
“Girls of Summer” is an alternative song about all of the memories we make during the summer. It features the harp in addition to my vocals and a couple other instruments and It has been a big process but I am proud of the result.
What’s the story behind the song?
I wrote this song in quarantine when I had no clue if I would ever be able to re create the fun memories I have with my friends. I wanted it to have a feeling like you are walking through time.
Now tell us about your acting career and your work on streaming series “Irreverand?”
I have been in numerous commercials including a National commercial for Feeding America and a fidget spinner commercial during when it was at the height of its popularity.
Currently I am working on the streaming series “Irreverand.” It has been really fun to work on. I play one of the main characters named Judith. Judith is a very religious character who has very set morals and really cares about her friends. She just wants her mother to be proud of her.
How do you prepare for a role?
I prepare for a roll by looking at the script. I take what I have learned about the character and think about how they would say each line and pay attention to the posture, what the characters hands and body are doing and how the character is feeling in the moment. Once I have an idea of each one of these intentions and motives I run through the script until I am comfortable in my character.
What other projects you have been part of?
I am in a National feeding America commercial, numerous modeling campaigns, a fidget spinner commercial, walked runways for brands like Chick NYC and many others.
What is the best and worst part of being an actress?
The best part of being an actress is having the chance to explore what it is like in another persons shoes. The worst part of being an actress is probably the stressful auditions where you are up against so many other talented people. There are moments where you wonder if this is all worth it but you have to stick with it and learn from each audition to grow stronger as an actress.
What kind of roles do you like or would like to play and why?
I would love to play any roll where my character goes through emotional and mental growth throughout the movie or tv show. However I have always wanted to be in a horror movie because I love scaring people. One of my favorite memories was when my old cheer gym through a haunted house and I got to play a zombie. A doll and a clown. Everyone claimed that me, the 7 year old playing a doll was the scariest person in the haunted house. It was the best feeling ever.
What is the most rewarding part of your work?
The most rewarding part of my work is to make people feel emotion based on all of the hours I have spent to be truly authentic and convincing in my music or my acting.
On the modeling side, how and when did you start into modeling?
I got into the industry with modeling. I started with the band-aid commercial and I have loved to model ever since.
Do you ever get nervous?
I get nervous during auditions and interviews, and sometimes when I am about to walk the runway but the second you step into that room, my worries wash away and I just focus on what I need to do. It is like the anxiety you feel before a cheer competition or football game.
The most important thing when you are shooting is?
Paying attention to my body lines and what story my face and eyes is telling.
What’s your advice for the newer models?
Just be yourself and practice poses in the mirror so you can be confidant. Always be camera ready.
What book should every entrepreneur read?
“Think and Grow Rich” because it is about more than just growing rich money wise, it is about growing rich in your relationships and your relationship with yourself. It is about self empowerment.
What would say are the greatest lessons you learned so far?
I have learned to have tough skin and I have learned to stop caring about what others think.
How would your best friend describe you?
A big goofball. Very focused and determined, and a kind person. (I asked one of my best friends and this was what he said)
What’s next for Ava Breeze in 2021?
I am about to start working on my next single 180 on the highway
What is your favorite healthy food?
I actually have quite a few. Some of my favorite healthy foods are protein pasta, broccoli, and protein cereal.
And your favorite cheat food?
A bacon egg and cheese bagel, ice cream, a matcha latte, or boba tea
How would you explain your fashion style?
My style is really eclectic. I have kinda a boho beach vibe, while other days it’s more alternative with chains and a band tee. I also love to dress up in fancy pant suits or dresses for events.
What is your own definition of happiness?
My own definition of happiness is being with the ones I love and being able to be myself and pursue my passions
If you could meet someone living or dead, who would it be and why?
I would want to meet my grandmother on my fathers side. I have always wanted the chance to meet her but she passed when my father was young. I want to know what her life was like and for her to pass her stories down to both me and my father.
Best advice ever given?
“Stop caring about what others think and just go for it”
Do you support any charity?
I have a charity called Ava’s Advocacy Army and women’s shelters and I support the homeless by making care kits
Where do you see yourself and your career in 5 years from now?
I see myself with multiple successful albums out and being able to pursue my dream of singing in concert
Favorite song? Why?
Runaway by Aurora because I love every single verse and I could listen to it for hours because it is so tranquil and amazing
What do you think of Social Media?
I think social media is what has given me the opportunity to pursue music so I am eternally grateful for all of my followers and support.
Where we can follow you?
@avabreeze_ on Insta
@avabreeze10 on TikTok
Book: Legend by Marie Lu
Quote: “Do or do not, there is no try” -Yoda
Movie: Princess bride or HOME
Tv Series: Atypical
Favorite Food: Steak
Travel Destination: I really want to go to Paris
Sports Team: My dad told me to say the Giants lol but I like cheer teams better, so top gun or my cheer gym NXT