Cat Ellington is an American multi-genre songwriter/composer, casting director, art model, and poet from Chicago, Illinois.
Ellington began writing songs as a child, penning her first work, "The Baby's Song," at age 10, and has since composed hundreds of musical works which span two dozen genres to date.
Cat is an elected member of some of the music industry's most prestigious organizations, including the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers. the Guild of International Songwriters and Composers. and the Association of Independent Music Publishers . As a published poet, Cat Ellington is a prominent member of the Academy of American Poets.
Cat Ellington is the sole founder and owner of the Black Jaguar Music Company. an independent music publishing house that produces her entire body of musical works around the world, and the Centaur Casting Agency. through which she took on the task of casting an entire feature film, titled "DUAL MANIA," from 1993-1995. The psychological suspense thriller was written, produced and directed by her husband, filmmaker Joseph Strickland.
In 2005, Cat Ellington founded Quill Pen Ink Publishing. which is an independent literary publishing company she created to house and publish the dozens of productions of poetry that she has written since 2004.
In her spare time, Ellington moonlights as a professional art model, a career that "accidentally" started after her husband had done a few pencil drawings of her in the nude while taking a break from working on his film's storyboards. To date, Cat Ellington has already posed as a life model for many accomplished artists, as well as for the novice artists, in the quiet world of art modeling.
In her main craft, however, which is of course the noisier industry of music, Cat Ellington has not only contributed music to her own husband's film projects, as well as to those projects of other filmmakers, but she has also composed the jingles to a number of popular radio and television commercials.
Cat Ellington is married to screenwriter, producer and filmmaker Joseph Strickland. The couple were wed on December 31, 1994, and have three children named Nathaniel, Nairobi, and Naras. Naras, the couple's only daughter, is named for the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences.
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