With over 35 years as a professional in the entertainment industry, Aprile began her creative education at an early age, writing stories, studying piano, dance and helping her mother with production design for road shows.
She was born in Hollywood, California to entertainment parents, Joe Lanza, a Hollywood choreographer, Adele Lanza, professional dancer and singer in the Skinnay Enis band, and raised by stepfather, a renowned Wrecking Crew trumpeter, Tony Terran.
At the age of 16, released into the world, Aprile focused her attention to the entertainment industry diligently studying directing and acting with Lilyan Chauvin at USC and at her private studio. In her early twenties she embarked upon a successful art and film career.
Aprile has a well rounded understanding of the entertainment business with a strong emphasis in management, production, and writing.
Past Employment: Mary William Music Clearance, Bud Yorkin & Norman Lear, Walt Disney Imagineering, union 44 shop foreman for Grant McCune Design, founding director of Garfield Heights Landmark District, commissioner for the City of Pasadena, freelance writer for various publications including Victorian Magazine, union 44 model maker for film, union 800 scenic artist, graphic designer and production designer.
Training: Lilyan Chauvin - directing and acting at USC and private studio, Valley College - screenwriting, PCC - certificate of design, UCLA - completion of advanced writing, showrunning course
2014 Tabloid Witch Award - Best Production Design
2008 PCC Highest Honor Distinction, Photography
2008 PCC Highest Honor Distinction, Illustration
2008 PCC Competitive Art Scholarship Award
2005 California Preservation Design Award
Member ADG local 800, Member SAG