Merissa Porter

While in education, Merissa joined all her local performing art schools and signed to Sylvia Young’s agency, where she first started to book professional work. After finishing her Diploma in Performing Arts, she was immediately signed by Jonathan Shalit for an EMI recording deal and by Select Model Management.

She has never looked back or stopped working professionally since, with over 30 TV commercials under her belt, together with record deals, music videos, published music, short films, feature films and backing singing for stars including Leona Lewis, Jamelia and Chaka Khan at major shows like the Brits, X Factor and MTV to name a few.

Most recently, she played lead adult and popstar Bakia in Disney Channel’s ‘Penny On Mars’ and continues to forge an enjoyable and fruitful career.