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Kiefer Otto // Dancer and Choreographer

Kiefer Otto has been dancing since he was six years old. He grew up in a small town where the only outlet for his rambunctious energy was dance. While involved in his hometown dance studio, dance competitions and musicals he discovered his passion for the arts. He is currently finishing up his Bachelor of Arts degree at Columbia College Chicago with a major in Dance and minor in Acting. Since moving to Chicago Kiefer's choreography has been presented by Simantikos Dance Chicago, Nuomenan Dance Ensemble, F.A.M.E Chicago and THAW. He has performed in FOX and SHOWTIME's hit television series Empire and Shameless and appeared on So You Think You Can Dance in 2013. Kiefer recently performed with visual artist Nick Cave at Chicago Navy Pier as well as a guest performer for J. Lindsay Brown Dance. He is grateful to have all of the opportunities he has been given and is humbled by being a part of Queer Visibility in a Straight World.

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Odea // Vocalist and Songwriter

Courtney Robinson, also known by her stage name as Odea, is a songwriter and vocalist based in Chicago, IL. Odea recently earned a Bachelor of Arts in Vocal Performance from Columbia College Chicago where she gained valuable ensemble experience and an understanding of a wide variety of genres. With influences ranging from Jazz to Folk, Odea has a unique timbre that sets her voice apart and an ability to adapt to any particular musical setting. 

In February of last year, Odea released her debut EP of original music titled "Take A Seat". With sultry vocals drifting alongside a weeping electric guitar, this project serves as an example of her vocal and songwriting skills alike. Telling stories through song has always been a passion of hers and she is forever grateful to have the opportunity to work on Queer Visibility in a Straight World. 

Learn more at www.odeasmusic.com