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DESIREE MONTES (Louise Olivier) is an AEA-Equity singer, actress, dancer, and voiceover artist, who has been a part of the professional Central Florida theatre, film, industrial, and theme park entertainment industry for over 15 years. She is also an audition preparation coach, director, and arts educator. In addition to theatrical stages all over Central Florida, you may have seen her at Universal Studios as "Mabel" (The Blues Brothers Show) and as "Celestina Warbeck" (Diagon Alley), or at Walt Disney World as "Coral/Peach" (Finding Nemo: The Musical), and annually as a Gospel/R&B Singer (Joyful! A Celebration of the Holiday!). Some of her notable credits include “Norma Valverde” (Hands On A Hardbody), “Aida” (Aida: The Musical), “Sarah” (Ragtime), “Daniela” (In The Heights), “Oda Mae Brown” (Ghost: The Musical), and “Billie Holiday” (Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill). She made her Off-Broadway debut at the 2019 New York Musical Festival in the Osceola Arts-produced production of Flying Lessons. Actively seeking to be a voice for equality, diversity and inclusion, in addition to being on the Actor’s Equity Liaison Committee, Desiree serves on the executive team as the Communications & Digital Outreach Lead for Central Florida Entertainment Advocacy, where she has developed and continues to maintain the structure and functionality of CFEA’s websites. Additionally, Desiree is the proud Director of Marketing for the Garden Theatre. |