Vocalist and lyricist Shady Rose (they/them) is a model, musician, writer, and educator native to Washington DC. Co-Director of Girls Rock! DC and Co-Founder of CodAko Entertainment. They were classically trained as a vocalist during their youth. During college they studied theater production and acting, further developing their creative skills. Now they produce and perform in a variety of live art in DC. Their lyrics are inspired by mystic poetry, oral storytelling traditions, and their own dreams and journals.