About Us Music at WLS Head of Musical Engagement & Cantorial Soloist, Maya Levy Maya Levy grew up to Israeli and French parents in New York City. She arrived in London in 2005 to study for her MA in Acting & Devised Theatre at The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. In January 2006, she began as the song leader at West London Synagogue’s Religion School, and soon starting creating and performing Interfaith events as well as running the very successful Open Arts Café for 9 years. She became the Cantorial Soloist and Community Musician at WLS in 2012, and is thrilled to now call herself Head of Musical Engagement where she continues to sing as the Cantorial Soloist in main services and lead the Shabbat Shira musicians. Maya is a professional singer, songwriter, actor and theatre deviser/writer, with a Bachelor of Music from the prestigious Oberlin Conservatory (in piano and voice), a Bachelor of Arts in English and Theatre from Oberlin College, as well as an MA from The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. Her focus has been on composing pieces of music theatre, song writing and working as a professional performer. Her project, ‘The Adventures of Nellie Bly’, a one-woman show about the 19th century American reporter and daredevil, Nellie Bly, for which she is funded by Arts Council England, was performed at various theatres in London including the Park Theatre (Finsbury Park) in 2017 and at the 2015 Edinburgh Fringe Festival and Litchfield Festival, rated a ‘Highly Recommended Show’. Her career has taken many surprising twists and turns, ranging from conducting children’s choirs at the Royal Albert Hall to writing/performing commissioned biblical comedy shows for WLS, and voice over work at Pinewood Studios for video games. Maya is also the lead vocalist for Buenos Klezmer, performing Ladino, Yiddish and Klezmer music. Maya is married with a young family.