: Sweetheart was born to Michael & Susan Barros on October 29, 1995.
Rapper & hiphop artist, Sweetheart packed houses & sold out performances in American theatre for over 14 years. At 16, Sweetheart debuted in National Film Rekon 7 Down with Dirk Benedict.
She performed with SCAD Performance Ensemble, directed by Kevin Wallace. Andrew Lloyd Webber & Kevin Wallace produced with the RUG “No Matter What” which sold over 1 million copies. With Kevin Wallace, she recorded “Whistle Down the Wind” by Andrew Lloyd Webber, & an original Kevin Wallace composition of “Closer to Heaven,” (Jonathan Harvey & Pet Shop Boys). She danced for Vincent Brosseau who studied with Paul Taylor’s Dance School, Jose Limon, & Anna Sokolow.
Sweetheart performed in two conservatories: Lucky Stiff (Dominique DuMonaco) by Steve Flaherty & Lynn Ahrens; & The Secret Garden (Rose). As Performer, Dance Captain, Theatre Technician, Costume Intern & Director, Sweetheart can & would still be as mesmerizing as the young star who performed the character Gertrude McFuzz when she was just 14. Sweetheart as Gertrude can be remembered by the way her very large belt over-powered the uncomfortable feeling that she felt. Sweetheart received 7 Summer Theatre School Awards. Accrediting her at the Grandstreet Theatre that & 8 years with the GST Summer Theater School in which she Performed, Assisted, Stage Managed, & when old enough to study “Directing Scenes” with Erin Ortman of NYU Tisch, Sweetheart was also Directing Alice in Wonderland while Assistant Teaching the camp. She trained with Craig Anton, (known for his role as Ricky Ullman’s Dad in Disney’s Phil of the Future,) studying Meisner’s approach & Stanislavski’s. Sweetheart has been awarded many Vocal Scholarships for vocal coaching. Directed by “Dr. Mike,” Sweetheart recorded alongside award-winning Ambiance tour choir (MENC Northwest Division Convention pick, & MENC National Convention pick, plus 3 ACDA Northwest Division Convention invitations); releasing 3 mixtapes from this group.
Sweetheart joined the Blowing Rock Stage Company Acting Interns, performing the role of Kim MacAfee in Bye Bye Birdie which received red line profits & was the “Best Selling Production in the History of the Blowing Rock Stage Company”.
A performing member of the Broadway Artist Alliance in New York City, Sweetheart studied with famous stars of Broadway today, including: Seth Rudetsky, former Radio Host on Serius Satellite Radio, also known for his “Deconstructs” Vlogs; & Kyle Dean Massey of 2010 Pulitzer Prize for Drama Award-Winning musical Next to Normal.
Sweetheart is All-State Music Champion, achieving the highest score in the 7 categories of adjudication for her Count’s page, Cherubino, performance of a solo aria for a Castrati, “Voi Che Sapete” from the Marriage of Figaro by Johannes Mozart.
Sweetheart began her career as a professional singer when she was in third grade performing with tour group The Helena Youth Choir.
Sweetheart is Montana’s Junior Miss 2008; the program is now titled Distinguished Young Women, a scholarship program for girls in high school that encourages through leadership & the platform “Be Your Best Self”.
Sweetheart is Executive Producer of 5 released albums: Namesake (06/28/2011), Score (04/13/2013) (billed as a ‘concept’ album), Jam (09/13/2015), Form (08/23/2016), & Bit (01/29/2019). Her debut record was an original single titled “Represent” (03/16/2011). Sweetheart released 9 mixtapes including (dates are approx.): Aim High, Don’t Look Down (03/20/2012); The RIP Monster (04/14/2012); Bale Money (April 24, 2013); Heart Note (12/20/2014), & Spread (03/28/2018). Sweetheart recorded multiple covers of note including: “Don’t Rain on My Parade” (Funny Girl), & “Defying Gravity” (Wicked) — licensed to Sweetheart by Greydog for legal distribution. Sweetheart released cover album for Youtube: Mom’s Christmas Album.
Sweetheart directs & creates music videos, & writes all her original lyrics. Sweetheart owns 100% of her brand: Heartz.
She starred in 2 vlog Youtube series. She has modeled commercially. She licensed a song to Billy Stull (Universal EMI) in 2011. She was managed for a time by Dominic Gutierrez of Avermara Music who did some stuff for Lil Wayne. With Dom, she was commissioned to write 2 songs for Carly Rae Jepsen.
Sweetheart will sign contracts on 3 songs in 2019 for Billy Stull’s Four Carrot Publishing Label, to be used by major artists like Cardi B & Snoop Dogg.
Sweetheart is published illustrator on Captain Derek’s Dolphin Magic Boat, “a story Jana has lived firsthand as the firstmate…” available in Amazon or Barnes & Noble. She’s award winning poet for the Stars in Our Hearts competition sponsored by Stephen Colbert. Sweetheart is twice awarded by the National Endowment for the Arts as a poet orator.