Powerhouse: “A person or thing of great energy, strength, or power”- Robin Leech! This is a perfect description of the multi-talented performer, Cheaza. Born and raised in Southern California. Cheaza aspired to be a singer and actress from a very young age, influenced musically by artists from Whitney Houston, Etta James, Aretha Franklin and Tina Turner in whom her mother was a former lady Ikette with Ike and Tina Turner!
A very athletic teen, Cheaza excelled in basketball, tennis, volleyball, gymnastics, and track and field, where she often competed with once known world champion Marion Jones.
Her performing career steadily progressed to commercials, trade shows modeling, and television appearances, including a guest spot on E!’s “Ice Loves Coco,” NBC's “City Guys,” “The View,” and hosting on the CW network. Her dynamic vocal ability was also featured on MTV’s “The X Factor”, “Extra,” “South of Nowhere” on CBS, and a compilation album from The N network (now TeenNick,) along with other artists The Donnas, Natasha Beddingfield, Drake, E! Entertainment, Malcolm in the middle on Nickelodeon soundtrack album, Universal Pictures “Bring it on;In it to win it,” Fuel TV, and NRJ 12 France Hosting spot.
As a backup singer/improvisation for Wayne Brady, Cheaza graced prestige stages from Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center in Washington DC, to the Las Vegas Strip. You can also find her singing on Wayne Brady’s album, “A Long Time Coming”. Cheaza headlined for 4.5 years in one of the Strip's hottest performances, sexy modern burlesque show “Peepshow,” at Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino. The musical was created by an award-winning team, led by Tony Award winning creator, director and choreographer Jerry Mitchell. Cheaza has also performed as a lead singer in one of the longest ongoing shows in Las Vegas, Don Arden’s “Jubilee.” During her time in Las Vegas, she has also had many feature spreads and articles in publications such as InTouch Magazine, Las Vegas Magazine, Las Vegas Fit Magazine, What’s On Magazine, Vegas Player Magazine, the Las Vegas Weekly, and the Vegas Review-Journal. Cheaza has also hosted/ written/directed/co-produced internet marketing spots for Broadway producer Jerry Mitchel’s Peepshow. Cheaza was voted “Best Singer of Las Vegas” in 2013 by The Las Vegas Review-Journal people’s choice.
She has also shared the stage and recording studio with Jon Secada, All-4-One, Marie Osmond and many more. Cheaza has released her single “You’re Beautiful” on itunes and in China on QQ Music. She’s headlined to a sold out crowd of 20k at The Shenzhen Bay Arena in China and has traveled the world as a Guest Entertainer on major cruise lines for over 15 years! She was nominated just after a short 10 months with Princess Cruises for “Entertainer of the Year” in 2017!
You can see Cheaza in the new film "Temporary Forevers" releasing in the summer of 2020!
Cheaza made her debut in musical theatre in "The Bodyguard" as Rachel Marron (Whitney Houston) at the North Shore Music Theatre in Beverly MA on Oct 29, 2019!