A native of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Planta’s creative background includes study at the renowned Judimar School of Dance and classical piano instruction at the Curtis School of Music. Her visual arts studies were ensued and completed at The Tyler School of Art and Maryland Institute College of Art. Awards include the D.C. Commission on the Arts Artist Residency program, the American Association of University Womens’ career grant and Philadelphia Ethical Society Emerging Artist Award. Musically, with a style that has been described as “distinctively original”, Planta has performed, recorded, regionally and, choreographed a variety of stage productions, including, The Takoma Park Youth Theatre Players and The Hart Dance Ensemble. Her art has been featured in solo and group art exhibitions nationally as well.