Belinda Corpuz is a Filipina Canadian, Toronto-based multidisciplinary artist: actor, vocalist, musician, composer, creator.
Known for her versatility and lyrical sound, Belinda performs throughout Toronto at various venues with her band (self-titled), as well as the Element Choir, and other collaborative music & art multidisciplinary groups. She has performed in festivals and events around Ontario, including, both the Toronto and Waterloo Sofar Music Concert Series, Nuit Blanche - Toronto, the TD Toronto Jazz Festival, MABUHAY! Philippine Festival in Toronto, the Friday Night
Performance Residency at the Art Gallery of Ontario, the Unionville Concert Series, and the Philippine National Day Celebration in Ottawa, at the special invitation of the Philippine Ambassador. Her newly released debut EP, All I Am, has garnered attention and radio-play across Canada, including an exclusive feature on CBC Radio’s Fresh Air. Her song “Waiting” was also featured on CBC Radio’s Metro Morning with Matt Galloway.
Belinda has had the opportunity to work and perform alongside acclaimed artists, including experimental vocalist and conductor Christine Duncan on multiple projects, including the soundtrack for the award-winning feature film The Witch, and upcoming Netflix feature, In the Tall Grass. With Duncan's improvising choir, The Element Choir, Belinda has performed with renowned Indigenous artist, Tanya Tagaq, at Massey Hall and the Great Hall, and recorded on her album, Retribution. Her voice and compositions have been featured on the last three albums of Toronto jazz ensemble, Collective Order. This past spring, Belinda’s composition, I Hear You, co-written with Laura Swankey, was featured as part of the CWC's (Canadian Women Composers Project), two-show tour in Toronto and Guelph.
Belinda is an alumna of the University of Toronto - Faculty of Music, Jazz Studies, from which she holds a Bachelor of Music in Performance- Jazz Voice. There she studied under the tutelage of renowned vocalists Christine Duncan and Alex Samaras, as well as some of Canada's finest jazz musicians like Mike Murley, Andrew Downing, David Occhipinti, Chase Sanborn and Phil Nimmons. As part of her musical education, Belinda is also classically trained, having studied privately with classical vocalist Lilac Cana.
Belinda is active in Toronto's professional and independent theatre scene. As an actor, she has developed new Canadian works with Studio 180, Cahoots, Soulpepper, Theatre Gargantua, Carlos Bulosan Theatre (CBT), fu-GEN, Pencil Kit Productions, Ergo Arts, and Expect Theatre. Most recently, she worked as assistant sound designer on the four time Dora nominated production, Eraser. Selected theatre acting credits include: Tita Jokes (Tita Collective), Hilot Means Healer (Cahoots/bcurrent), Prairie Nurse (Factory Theatre/Thousand Islands Playhouse/CBC Podcasts), Lighters in the Air (Toronto Fringe), Through the Bamboo - Staged Reading (Soulpepper Theatre); Film: Lola's Wake (Canadian Film Centre), Jezebel (Reel Asian International Film Festival), Clown Killer (Wattpad/Cinecoup, featured in the Toronto After Dark Festival).
Belinda is also a core member of award-winning multidisciplinary, all-Fillipina ensemble, Tita Collective. With the collective, she has been featured on various CBC programs including Our Toronto (TV), Here & Now (Radio), and has performed in Toronto SketchFest (Producer's Pick), Montreal SketchFest (Best Newcomer), and at Second City's John Candy Box Theatre. Their musical revue, Tita Jokes won two Toronto Fringe awards, including Patron's Pick (Tarragon Mainspace), and Second City's Outstanding New Comedy Award.
Belinda is one of the founders and a proud member of the Philippine Advocacy Through Arts and Culture (PATAC). Belinda was recognized for her community work and artistic endeavours by the Canadian Multicultural Council, as the Filipino Youth representative for Asian Heritage month 2013.