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RAE CHARDONNAY TAYLOR is a DJ and arts administrator with a background in events management and production. She began DJing in 2010 and has since held residencies at venues in Chicago including Underground Wonder Bar and The Promontory, and has circulated many private and public events to share her musical styling techniques. She is the Founder of Black Eutopia, a series of segmented programming intended to cultivate space for marginalized communities. She is also a co-founder of Party Noire and #trapyogaparty. Chardonnay Taylor utilizes her passion for activism to create community outreach and development strategies through event coordination. Her involvement in programs at the Museum of Contemporary Art; Stony Island Arts Bank; School of the Art Institute; and Soho House Chicago have catapulted her career in unimaginable ways. Recently voted Chicago’s Best DJ by The Chicago Reader, she is dedicated to encouraging a life of open-minded learning and expression.