JULIANNE AURORA MANALO, known as "Jules Aurora" is a Filipino-American Singer, Songwriter, and Actress.
She is best known for her viral videos on social media as well as her appearances as “Indio” on CBS’ “The Young and The Restless”, a Top 50 Finalist on “The X Factor USA” & Hollywood Week Finalist on “American Idol”.
Born in New Jersey and raised in San Diego, Aurora had a natural love for performing and grew up surrounded by music and earning leading roles in a number of musical theatre productions. In addition to her artistic endeavors, Aurora also graduated from San Diego State University and earned a bachelor's degree in communication.
In 2015, she was given the opportunity to perform and travel abroad as a Featured Singer for Royal Caribbean Productions. She spent 8 months starring as the leading lady in two full-length production shows for the company.
In 2016, Aurora launched her social media presence by posting weekly covers on Instagram and YouTube. Since then, she has gained millions of views and thousands of followers across all platforms.
Her first major steps as a recording artist were made in 2018, when she released two singles "He Loves Me (Not)" and "Back to Us" as well as her debut EP titled "The Silver Lining". In 2019, She followed up with a second R&B EP titled “Worth It”.
Aurora most recently starred in East West Players’ production of “Mamma Mia," and landed her first recurring guest star role as “Indio” on the nation’s longest running soap opera, “The Young and The Restless” on CBS.
Aurora has also performed on a number of legendary stages, opened for Grammy Award winning artist Macklemore, headlined concerts with Apl.de.ap of The Black Eyed Peas, and performed for the LA Clippers at the Staples Center, Brooklyn Nets at the Barclays Center, San Diego Padres at the Petco Park Stadium, and the US Women’s National Soccer Team at the Rose Bowl Stadium.
Now based in Los Angeles, Aurora continues to evolve as an artist and the future has never looked brighter.