LaShera Moore is a Chicago native. She is a freelance songstress, vocal coach and graduate of Columbia College Chicago, where she received a B.A. in Vocal Performance. She has worked with Gallery 37, Weddington Company, and the Journeymen Theater Company, among others. As a youth theatre teacher, she has directed or co-directed titles like Oliver, Willy Wonka, Annie, and You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown, to name a few. LaShera was honored to sing at Koko Taylors’s funeral in June 2009; and in November 2011, she performed at Maggie Daley’s wake. LaShera currently performs with The Forte Band, singing lead and backup; and alongside with drummer/bassist Keelan Jones in his company, Backbeatz Productions and The Keelan Jones Experience. She has been a teaching artist at Windy City Music Theatre for three years, and has appeared in WCMT Mainstage productions of Oliver! and Cinderella.