“Capturing hearts and blowing minds is my passion.”

bio

Maya Benten

is a singer-songwriter from Kazakhstan.

She wrote her first poem at the age of 7 and continued writing throughout the years, taking every single feeling apart, piece by piece, and putting it on paper in a form of words.

 

When she was 17, she moved to Almaty, the largest city in Kazakhstan, to study at the university. At that same time, she joined the dance studio “Todes” and spent next 4 years training and performing at the different events, working with singers, taking part in music videos and touring all over Kazakhstan with the dance troupe.

After completing her undergraduate degree, Maya moved to the US, becoming an actress and model. She represented her country Kazakhstan in different beauty pageants such as “Miss Earth” in the Philippines and “Queen of the Universe” in Los Angeles. 

Currently, Maya resides in Los Angeles, California. She spends most of the time writing music and teaching yoga.