Ivana Santilli was born to an Italian father and a French-Canadian mother. Ivana has always lived and breathed music. Taking the stage for the first time at age 9 she sang her heart out with her father’s Italian wedding band. Along with her equally-gifted sister Claudia, Ivana helped brighten many a wedding ceremony. She spent the next few years of her life like most young people in one of the most vibrant cities in the world; laughing, loving, learning, occasionally crying but always growing in spirit, mind and body.