Phyllis Barash was born in Brooklyn, New York and has traveled extensively. She lives in Miami Beach, Florida. Ms. Barash is an actress, playwright, author, producer, director, lyricist, lecturer, artist and tango dancer.

She has had ten plays produced in the South Florida area, including five children's plays commissioned by the Coconut Grove Playhouse. They were presented in schools throughout Miami Dade. Ms. Barash's musical play, "The Sheepdog That Danced Ballet", with music by Barry Butler, has had ten productions since it premiered at the Royal Palm Dinner Theater, in Boca Raton, Florida. It was performed with ballerinas at Artistree in Hutchinson, Kansas three years in a row, at the historic Fox Theater. Her highly acclaimed play, "Schumann, the Soul of a Romantic" was produced in Hollywood, Florida.

She has also written, directed and produced interactive murder mysteries and wedding shows for corporate events, fund-raisers and private parties, and has performed in numerous events at various schools and at the Miami Children's Museum. Ms. Barash has been a lecturer on the Royal Caribbean Brilliance of the Seas.

Her amazing book "The Tango and I…The Life and Loves of Jorge Nel Giraldo", is a biography about the life of her first tango teacher, who was born in Columbia.

Together with Manuel Martinez, Phyllis has written the best selling novel, "11…The Secret Code", that has been translated into Spanish and published by Random House, with distribution throughout the United States, Buenos Aries, Spain and Mexico. Ms. Barash and Mr. Martinez's remarkable new book, "Nostradamus...My First Novel", has just been published. They are currently collaborating on "22...The War of the Gods."

Ms. Barash communicates in many diverse and creative ways. She leads a fascinating and magical life and believes each day brings extraordinary opportunities. Her passion is to share her whimsical and unique visions. She has recently written a play for the North Miami Beach Police Department, on safety for children. It will be presented to schools in the fall.