Born: October 31
Viv MANTELS is a belgian - born professional jazz-vocalist , actress & producer . Working internationally.
She started with music at age 4 (first playing the melodica ) . She also plays drums , piano, guitar & flute for some time .
She started with professional singing at age 13 and was introduced by belgian composer , bandleader & director Francis Bay , thru his singing-competitions in May 1978. She studied classical singing from 1980-1984 with Mrs. Süssman ( a belgian-german vocal singing coach in Belgium) .
Viv Mantels was a student at The High School Of Performing Arts in Hasslt from 1980-1984 , direction Expression & Movement And a student at The Antwerp Royal Conservatory - drama-department from 1984-1986 , she studied acting under drama-teacher & coach Mrs. Dora Van De Groen. And after that was a student at the Antwerp University (UIA) for Science Of Theater and at the Brussels University (VUB) for post-graduate-studies in Film , Theater & Dance ....