About Me

Born and raised in the Detroit area, Kirabelle is a singer / songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist living and loving in Nashville, eternally chasing truth and expression through the medium that connects us all... music.  Her fondness for sampling old songs from the Great American Songbook along with folk favorites adding unique arrangements is evident in her style. "These songs should never be forgotten.  I strive to keep them alive in my music."  Kirabelle infuses her own compositions with elements of folk and jazz utilizing a variety of  instruments - ukulele, banjolele, guitar, cello, fiddle, piano, melodica, mandolin, dulicimer, flutes, whistles, and autoharp.  "It is my great hope to inspire others to research and recognize the glorious treasures left to us by those who've come before, tip our hats, pay tribute, and continue on, re-inventing the musical 'wheel.'" 

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           Kirabelle  earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre and Music and currently works as an entertainer in Nashville, TN.  Previously, for six seasons, Kirabelle performed in front of an International audience as a vocalist in a 1920's 'period' performance ensemble trio and medley entertainers, (The Village Trio and The Greenfield Singers) and as a caroler for 'Holiday Nights' at 'America's Greatest History Attraction' - (Greenfield Village) part of The Henry Ford, in Dearborn, Michigan.  She's was also a working actress in Detroit, onstage in productions with The Wild Swan Theater in Ann Arbor, Magenta Giraffe Theatre Company, Breathe Art Theatre, Happenstance Productions, Andiamo Showplace, The Bonstelle Theatre, The Detroit Puppet Theatre, and The Detroit Opera House, to name a few.  She has traveled to Austria, the Czech Republic, and Hungary with the prestigious International Scholar Laureate Program in celebration of Mozart's 250th anniversary, studied Shakespeare in Stratford, Ontario and spent several summers studying Scottish fiddle and Highland Dance at the Ohio Scottish Arts School at Oberlin College.
 

         In addition to her stage appearances (professional, college, and community) and leading and feature roles in independent film, commercial spots, and puppeteer character voices, Kirabelle is a certified Highland Dance Teacher Member with the B.A.T.D. (British Association of Teacher's of Dance) and Premiere highland dancer with travels to competitions throughout the U.S. and Canada, and Scotland. Kirabelle has choreographed musicals, served as musical director for stage productions including Carole King's 'Really Rosie', 'Annie', 'Disney's Beauty & the Beast', among others; has eight years experience working as a stage tech - stage managing, and crewing with a professional theatre company, taught voice and movement workshops as well as children's theatre and earned two Outstanding Leading Actress / Musical PAGE (Press Guide Entertainment) Awards for her leading lady theatrical work as Sally Bowles in "Cabaret" and TiMoune in "Once On This Island."  She's also studied music theory and performed a variety of music styles including Renaissance Madrigals, Italian Arias, A Capella, vocal ensembles, in addition to Jazz and Musical Theatre.  
      

        Ms. Frabotta's film credits include femme fatale, Jackie Turnsdale in "The Private Eyes of Lou Manteca," Mrs. Dottin in "World of Art", The Dancer in "The Next Step", all films having received local, national, and international honors including 'Best of Show' and various awards at several Festivals. Other credits include roles in multiple short films as well as local and national commercial spots and live television performances.