Celeste Butler is a Southern California-based creative visionary, with a passion for art, community, and culture. Her heart for people and social change have shown their prominence through her roles as an international entertainer, multimedia event producer, and social change advocate. Since her start with award-winning regional youth theaters, Celeste has gone on to perform with legendary artists such as Diana Ross, Chaka Khan, and Esperanza Spalding. From the Hollywood Bowl to the Int’l Song Festival (South Korea) to Umbria Jazz (China), Celeste affects listeners worldwide with her emotive ability to make each person connected to something bigger than themselves. In alignment with her creative purpose, Celeste works to provide avenues and platforms for historically silenced communities and stories to receive recognition, support, and resources. Some of her recent works include acting in an award-winning satirical short film about identity entitled “Tokenism”, performing in a live Theater of the Oppressed piece entitled “Radical Fictions: A Seat at the Table” that debuted at the California African American Museum, and producing a multimedia stage show entitled “Harlem South: A View Through the Lens”, which debuted at the GRAMMY Museum. In addition to her artistry, Celeste recently founded her own multi-branch entertainment company, Creation Against Barriers (CAB), which provides creative and administrative services in music, fashion, and events. As a two-time alum of the University of Southern California (USC), Celeste's ongoing goal is to educate, uplift, and inspire, and to spread the love and joy of Christ in all of her endeavors.