JULIANNE AURORA MANALO, known as "Jules Aurora" is a Filipino-American Singer, Songwriter, Actress, and Model.
She is best known for her viral singing videos on social media, her heartfelt original music, as well as her appearances as “Indio” on CBS’ “The Young and The Restless”, and performances for the NBA, NFL, and MLB.
Born in New Jersey and raised in San Diego, Aurora had a natural love for performing and grew up surrounded by music; earning leading roles in a number of musical theatre productions. In addition to her artistic endeavors, Aurora graduated from San Diego State University and earned a bachelor's degree in communication. She also became a Top 50 Finalist on “The X Factor USA” & Hollywood Week Finalist on “American Idol”.
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”. Her latest single, "Anything For You" was highlighted for Asian American Pacific Heritage Month and released in partnership with Amazon Music.
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.
In the modeling world, Aurora has been the face of a number of national campaigns for brands such as The Dry Bar, Sexy Hair, Disney, Rue21, Lily Pulitzer, UFC Gym and many more. Her work was even featured on billboards in the iconic Times Square, New York City.
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 Lakers & LA Clippers at the Staples Center, the San Francisco 49ers at Levis Stadium, the Los Angeles Dodgers at the Dodger Stadium, and the US Women’s National Soccer Team at the Rose Bowl Stadium.
Based in Los Angeles, Aurora continues to evolve as a triple threat artist and the future has never looked brighter.