Sheila Nesis is a singer, songwriter, and Cantor. She grew up in Buenos Aires, Argentina and moved to NYC in 2007 to join the clergy at a synagogue on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. Prior to that, Sheila toured the United States performing a repertoire that included liturgical Jewish music, tangos and boleros, Ladino songs, and jazz of the 1930s and ’40s.
Sheila studied voice with renown voice coach and soprano, Ida Terkiel of the Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires. She learned the art of chazanut, cantorial singing and chanting, from a sephardic Cantor and Rabbi in Buenos Aires, imprinting her vocal style with a silky ethereal quality. In New York, Sheila trained with Broadway voice coach Liz Caplan, voice teacher and soprano Marguerite Krull, and voice coach Ruth Rainero.
Currently serving as Cantor of Congregation Kehillah in Scottsdale, Arizona, Sheila is also an officiant for private Jewish lifecycle events in the greater Phoenix area.