Born and raised in San José, Costa Rica, Maricela Carelock began singing, playing the twelve-string guitar, and writing songs at an ealy age. Growing up, Maricela's first audiences were those in her own school and in the local hospitals and orphanages of her city.
After graduating high school, Maricela attended the University of Costa Rica in pursuit of an Education Major. While there, she discovered her love for music and ultimately launched her singing career. Before long, Maricela's music spread across Costa Rica.
Maricela has been in the United States since 1989. As a mother of eight, Maricela soon discovered that she was created to inspire joy, hope, and love in the lives of others. Over time, Maricela's quickly motto became, "Give the Gift of Laughter."
Based out of Carrollton, Texas, Maricela has traveled across the globe entertaining, inspiring, and educating both children and adults alike with her uplifting songs and joyful puppets.
Maricela's bilingual shows encourage good morals, love, friendship, respect, health, obedience, excellence, and self esteem. Her powerful combination of entertaining and teaching makes any ordinary event extraordinary and fun. She has written songs for every occasion and her friends –the puppets-- are almost REAL! Maricela is also the founder of The Step by Step Campaign.