Dear event organizers in Romania: for the future, when you need an international DJ for your set, look no further than Dubai! She has mixed in all corners of this world, she is beautiful, she has over 147K followers on Facebook... And she is Romanian! Need to know more? She has also started her career in Hollywood... Everyone, meet Bianca, and let her entertain you!
Name: BIANCA MARCIUC
Hometown: Satu Mare
Abroad since: 2007
Living in: Dubai
Current occupation: DJ / Actress / Beauty Blogger
TGR: Bianca, I honestly don't believe there's another single person in this world to be a DJ, an actress and a model simultaneously... Can you think of anyone else?
BM: The only person I can really think of is Paris Hilton, but it's been a while since she acted in a 'normal' movie...
Which of these roles do you prefer and why?
Acting is my first passion and always will be. I love being on set and immersing myself into that creative world.
You were probably destined to become a teacher or something, but you end up on the grandest stages of the Universe. Which was the turning point in your life?
Errrrrr........I never wanted to be a teacher! But when I was flying with Emirates I set myself a goal to get out of the sky and DJ all around the world. It's going pretty well so far.
You have seen the entire world, and yet you've decided to remain in Dubai. Why is it attractive for you, what makes you stay?
Dubai is the centre of the world man! The city is always evolving, with a vibrant nightlife scene. It's also a new city so it is great to be part of and help build the fresh theater, fashion and nightlife scenes.
How do you usually spend your free time in a city like Dubai?
I don't have any ....... but I love reading, going to the beach and spa + I have quite an appetite ....#ilovefood
I am sure you've had plenty of interesting experiences. Could you share one of them?
Last year I was DJing in a labour camp here in Dubai. These hard working people have some terrible living conditions and often don't see their families for years at a time. The party was off the hook, it was great to bring a little joy into their lives for a few hours.
I slept on the streets of New York with my dog Lenny Kravitz for one night, as we had missed our flight and all the hotels in the city where fully booked. Not my finest moment...
Well, I guess you somehow survived, hope Lenny is ok too...
He is - he moved back home last year. I miss him, he traveled the world with me for many many years. However, he does Skype me every week
What kind of music do you prefer? Do you get to play it in your shows?
I like music that is happy and uplifting, that gives off good vibes and energy. Yes I get to play it all the time.
Who is your favourite actor and why?
Penelope Cruz is my favorite actress. She was the first Spanish actress to win an Oscar and having lived in Madrid, I am drawn to her. I actually had the opportunity to play her role from Vicky Cristina Barcelona in a short movie called "La Barcelona"
What about the most important public figure you've met in person?
Just last month I performed at the Italian Embassy in Abu Dhabi for Akon. He is my childhood idol, I have never dreamt that one day I will DJ for him and he'll dance on my tunes! We discussed making a song together, but I have still not emailed him, I'm just not sure if he has the right sound for what I'm looking for
Which do you feel is your greatest accomplishment so far?
I headlined the Oman Sunset Music festival in February. it was great to play in front of such a welcoming and enthusiastic crowd. I can't wait to go back and do it all again next month.
I suppose you are on the plane pretty often - how many of them led you towards Romania last year?
Not as many as I would have liked... Come on, Romania, you need some more DJ Bia in your lives!
Our entertainment stage is really booming lately - Bucharest, Cluj, from this year Iasi too... With your global perspective and experience, do you think we as a country have everything to compete with the big players in this area?
Our part of Europe is rivaling Ibiza as the go to place in the summer, with festivals like Suncebeat and Defected taking place in Croatia. So yes we can defiantly make an impact with the right bookings and hard work.
Please tell me something particular about Romania that you would usually say to a foreign friend.
It's a beautiful country, with kindest people and ........ have you tried Palinka?
And for the ending, which is your biggest dream?
I would love to make a track with David Guetta and be the first real Romanian actress to win an Oscar. Natalie Portman, Winona Ryder and Dustin Hoffman just don't count - they all have distant Romanian roots!) Girls gotta dream, man!
Yes they do, and I hope you fulfill those dreams sooner than ever! Any other things worth mentioning?
No, but I want to use this opportunity to thank to my artist agencies in Dubai who made me the person I am today. So, million thanks to Spirals Group (Oman), Selekt Me (Hussain Alidina & DJ Bliss), Mais Musica (David Craig & Pauline Craig), Cirque Angel (Angeliki Pandelis), Primadonnas (Stacey Almdond & Jayne Sannie). Ame Music: Maria Feraru, Jack Woodcock, CNN Williams and Darren Da Sendry for being my family in Dubai, representing me as an artist in the Middle East, landing me the best gigs and fulfilling my dreams. My beloved Christian church family, "gatekeepers" Ben & Francesca Richards. Last but not least, my Filipino mentor & teacher Allan Maxlolo who has taught me to DJ from the scratch. God bless them all!
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