Born in Funchal, Madeira, in 1978.
At age 6, she started her musical journey by taking piano lessons at the local Conservatory.
Eleven years later, she moved to Lisbon and took classical singing lessons for a year. Later, in 1998, she entered Hot Clube's Jazz School. In the year that followed she was referred to as "New Voice Revelation" in Newest in Jazz, a special concert during Coimbra's Jazz Festival. At the same time she completed Industrial Design studies at Universidade Lus�-ada.
In 2001 she applied for New School University's Jazz & Contemporary Music Program in New York City, and was given a Scholarship to complete her Major Degree