Cece Desist

Biography

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Cece Desist is a cabaret performer from Perth Australia, specialising camp musical theatre-esque performance with old Hollywood glamour of the 1930s.  Cece is a singing, dancing, sparkly showgirl who will command your attention.

Cece comes from an extensive background in the performing arts. Cece has been fronting and composing original music for bands since the age of 14, where she has opened for an array of touring international acts such as Motion City Soundtrack and Say Anything.

Cece then took her singing abilities to The Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts where she trained as a contemporary singer. Since then, she has been regularly booked as a singer for professional events and high-end functions.

Among this, Cece also holds musical theatre experience in rolls such as Miss Hannigan in Annie and Frenchie in Grease. Her knack for character acting, accents and voices have not only made her a a valuable addition to any theatre production, but have made her a strong cabaret performer today.

In 2019, Cece took her love for musical theatre, old Hollywood glamour, and drag, and made her Cabaret debut before promptly being signed to Lady Velvet Cabaret. Since then, Cece has quickly established herself as one of Perth's most regularly booked and talked about performers.

Career highlights

  • Perth International Burlesque Festival roadshow tour 2020

  • Fringe World Festival 2020, 2021

  • Debut solo production "Cece Desist's Extraordinary Playlist", July 2021

Training and qualifications

  • Trained at The Western Australia Academy of Performing Arts in Music (Contemporary) as a singer

  • Dance training includes ballet and modern jazz

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