(Secaucus, NJ––July 12, 2021) High Tech performance poet Kiana Roman––who goes by the stage name Kiana Maria––was the opening act for America’s Got Talent star Brandon Leake at a recent performance in Red Bank, NJ, announced Ms. Kathy Young, Principal of High Tech High School.
As part of her opener, Kiana performed two pieces: “Barbie Doll,” which discusses women’s beauty standards, and “If Disney Were to Make a Hispanic Disney Princess,” where she describes the idea of Disney creating an accurate Latinx princess. The performance, which took place at The Vogel/Count Basie Center for the Arts, was only the most recent accolade for this young artist. A practicing poet for the last decade, Kiana was previously recognized at the Hudson County Improvement Authority’s Earth Day Poetry Contest.
Kiana will be a senior in High Tech’s Academy for Design and Fabrication, where she studies Industrial Design and Animation.