As a youth, Ciel spent her days practicing Czerny drills and late nights exploring college radio. Her curiosity for new sounds beyond her isolated and disciplined conservatory upbringing has led her on a journey through diverse styles like post punk and shoegaze, acid house and techno, a journey she's still navigating today. Her love of music and community-building inspired a foray into college radio, which soon blossomed into a passion for DJing.

Nowadays, Ciel channels this stronger-than-ever fervor for creating musical collages into her monthly show, Work In Progress, where she highlights the best and weirdest in underground electronic music produced by women. Her eclectic mixes for platforms like NTS, The Fader, Ilian Tape, dublab, BCR, Sanpo Disco, Radar Radio, and Coastal Haze have earned her a devoted following and acclaim, including Mix of the Day honours from RA for her Hugo Ball mix earlier this year.