Quirky, bubbly & spunky 14-year old Atascha Chloe "ATASKA" De Goitia Mercado is a dreamer.
Her goal in life is to entertain & make people happy through her talents & skills, to make a change through her advocacies and to be an inspiration to others.
She's very passionate with her craft, competitive, determined & loves challenges. That's why at the tender age of 5, she started joining contests & pageants.
Her latest awards are ABRSM Singing Grade 1 Level with DISTINCTION last January 2015 and Vehnee Saturno Music Inspirational Award in December 2015. She was also featured & interviewed as a Talented Kid in ABS CBN PUBLISHING Working Mom March 2015 Issue.
She has appeared in TV shows like ABS CBN's Star Circle Quest as one of the finalist when she was 8 years old And gained fame with The Voice Kids Season 2 for being a 3-chair-turner. She did not succeed then, but this did not stop her from reaching her true goal.
As a door closes, windows opened up for her career when Boss Vic Del Rosario together with the Hit-maker, Mr. Vehnee Saturno, signed her up with a 20-year contract for VIVA Entertainment as a VIVA Artist. Together with that blessing is her original songs (composed by Vehnee Saturno) that have been released under VIVA Records, "Atras-Abante Ka" and "If I Fall In Love". You can find them/listen to them on all media platforms (Spotify, iTunes, etc.) and the music videos are on Viva Records' Youtube channel.
In March 2016 she auditioned to become part of Full House Entertainment and Resorts World Manila's Annie The Musical, and after a long, painstaking series of callbacks, she finally got the part of Pepper, her dream role. The show opened in September 2016 and will run until December at the Newport Performing Arts Theater. (More info on their website)
Other than performing, she loves drawing and creating visual art. She writes in a personal blog and usually likes to talk about music, arts, fashion & feminism.
She considers being a professional Theater Artist, her biggest achievement, because she doesn't only get to be part of theater productions but she believes that she gets the outstanding training & finest guidance for her future, to become a famous pop star/singer-performer, TV/movie artist, world-class theater actor, director, and fashion designer, as well.
Her motto in life is "DREAM BIG, WORK HARD, INSPIRE MORE."