“I will see you amongst the stars” Jennifer Holiday, diva of stage and music told Trenyce after winning the NAACP Act-So Music Contemporary Award.
CLEVELAND OHIO -On Thursday March 23rd, from 4:00pm-6:00pm at the Karamu House, top 5 American Idol season 2 finalist, Trenyce Cobbins, mentored over 50 girls from Cleveland and East Cleveland schools of Heritage, Fullerton and Euclid Park, within the Saving Our Daughters Cinderellas on Broadway program, which is supported by MYCOM of Cleveland.
Trencye used the power of her voice as a vessel to inspire girls from the Cleveland and East Cleveland schools, bringing her powerful gift of singing and personal story to help break the bouts of low self-esteem of bullying and abuse. Chief executive officer, Tony Sias, of the Karamu House also took time out of his busy day to observe class, as Trenyce had her Cinderellas practice fun Improv acting scenes and singing so the girls can feel more comfortable performing on stage.
This session was the best one yet. Trenyce was very real with the young ladies and shared her story. It wasn’t what she said but how she said it. She shared her mistakes and showed how she still was able to overcome them. She talked to the girls on their level encouraging each of their dreams and desires and allowed them to get up on stage and share their gift. Over all she was very encouraging and relatable. They really enjoyed Trenyce.- Sharra Wimberly Fullerton Elementary-Wrap-around Site Coordinator.
Trenyce starred in productions with the likes of Boris Kodjoe, Sherman Hemsley, Ginuwine,Phyllis Yvonne Stickney, Vanessa Williams, Iyanla Vanzant, Terri J Vaughn, Tatyana Ali, Syleena Johnson, and Angie Stone and continued to add more stage productions to her ever growing resume such as Dreamgirls.
She was reintroduced to TV as Portia, the wanna-be stylist in David E. Talbert’s stage-play, “Love in the Nick of Tyme” with screen-star, Morris Chestnut, R&B crooner, Avant, and star of Curb Your Enthusiasm, Ellia English, which became a BET sensation.