Dr. COOL – Jeff Bizar, – Jeff Bizar, graduate of the University of Illinois, is the founder and CEO of Bizar Entertainment, Inc. Bizar is a 23-year-old company, based out of Chicago, that specializes in providing entertainment for school assemblies, dances, festivals, and social events. Jeff has become an expert emcee and has mastered many roles. He has a dynamic personality with a proven track record. He is an award winning song-writer who also raps and dances. As a motivational speaker, he knows how to teach without preaching. He knows that kids need to learn at a young age the habits that will help them become successful adults. Jeff also knows the three biggest obstacles facing children today: childhood obesity, low confidence, and negative stimuli. Jeff has done over 1,000 successful shows and has received thousands of pieces of fan mail from kids, teachers, and parents alike. Jeff is also the Executive Producer, writer, and star of “The Feeling Good Concert” which has been recognized by the following organizations to name a few: -The Dove Foundation (Approval for family viewing) -The Kids First Coalition for Quality Children’s Media (Seal of approval) -NAPPA Honors Award (National Association of Parenting Publications Award) Jeff is married and also the father of three boys, Jack, Ben and Dylan. Jeff’s mission in life is to help kids by starting an urban attitude and movement revolution created to empower children to be their best and to change the world.
PRIDE – Brandon Watts, — Brandon grew up in Barrington, Illinois and graduated from Barrington High School. During high school, Brandon fell in love with football and his team finished State Runner-Up. He attended Western Illinois University on a scholarship and wound up playing wide receiver for North Park University. After working hard and overcoming a serious injury, he received Division III All American Honors. After graduating, he played professional football for the Chicago Slaughter. Brandon also went back to North Park University Graduate School where he earned a MBA with a focus in Finance. Although he soon had a job in his chosen field, he was craving more. He missed football and going back to North Park to help coach the new arrivals. This “Aha” moment led him in the direction of running High-5 Day Camp in Chicago where he gets to coach and work with kids all day. He also runs their football program during the year. To compliment his camp director position, Brandon found the perfect job which also involves his love of music and entertaining, working for Bizar Entertainment. He is Bizar’s most requested Emcee. He has a contagious smile and boundless energy. He knows how to make anything fun and kids simply adore him. Playing the role of Pride is the perfect combination of all of Brandon’s loves: Coaching, fitness, kids, and music!!
HOP – Cindy Godziszewski, – Cindy emcees and dances for Bizar Entertainment. She is a high-energy hip hop dancer who connects with all kids! She is also trained in ballet, lyrical, contemporary, and jazz. Cindy works along side well-known choreographers and she helps manage three successful competitive dance teams at Bizar Dance. Her jobs include; demonstrating, cleaning the choreography, make up and hair design, but most importantly, making sure all her dancers have fun and enjoy the full production. Not only is she involved with the entertainment spectrum of the company, but she also prides herself in being a motivational speaker. Along side Jeff Bizar, Cindy speaks at schools and gets so much joy at the end of the day knowing she is making a difference in the world. She also manages to coach figure skating and has 11 private students. She teaches stretching, conditioning, and strengthening off the ice to insure their safety and well being. She truly cares for everyone she teaches and makes them all feel special. Recently, Cindy was asked to run the dance program at Banner Day Camp in Lake Forest. She is already a big hit there! The next step for Cindy is to take her talents to the masses. For this reason, Cindy is ecstatic to be playing the part of HOP.
DJ Sunshine – Nikki Shallwani, – DJ Nikki grew up in Sterling Heights, Michigan and moved to Chicago to be in the birthplace of House Music. She is a cultivation of musical passion and dance movement. She has spent time as a choreographer and dancer. As a DJ, she has earned residencies at the top clubs in Chicago including but not limited to: Epic, Crescendo, Citizen, American Junkie, and Vision. Her energized fusion of Hip Hop, Top 40, and House has moved crowds beyond her hometown including Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, Iowa, and California. Focused and ambitious, DJ Nikki is defined not as another female DJ, but as a real performer with a combination of amazing stage presence and showmanship. Playing the part of DJ Sunshine is perfect for Nikki as her life’s motto is “Live to Inspire!”
HIP – Danielle Gerbie, – Danielle grew up in Oak Park, Illinois and moved to Glencoe right before starting high school at New Trier. Danielle made the ultra-competitive dance team for 3 years there and was voted captain of the team as a senior. During high school, she also started working parties for Bizar Entertainment and soon became the most requested party motivator in the company’s history. Danielle shines because she is the perfect mix of talent, enthusiasm, and dedication to kids. In fact, when she wasn’t working at Bizar, she found time to be a camp counselor and a dance teacher. After graduating, Danielle attended Indiana University where she received a Bachelor’s Degree in Management and Business. While studying there, she remained active in dance by performing with the “HiP HOp conxion” team. With the team, Danielle performed in a Chicago dance show called “The One” with famous and local talent from all over the map. After graduating, she continues her passion of dance by working with Bizar Entertainment as well as Bizar Dance. Dancing is what she enjoys and kids are who she loves. Playing HIP is the perfect role as she can incorporate her passion for entertaining while working with and helping children.