The Life and Story of Donna Summer
Donna Summer rocketed to international super-stardom in the mid-1970s when her groundbreaking merger of R&B, soul, pop, funk, rock, disco and avant-garde electronica catapulted underground dance music out of the clubs of Europe to the pinnacles of sales and radio charts around the world.
Powerhouse: “A person or thing of great energy, strength, or power.”
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, Pat Benatar, Michael Jackson, Tina Turner, Chaka Khan, Journey, and many other great artists.
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.
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” album. She also was the lead for 4.5 years in one of the Strip's hottest performances, sexy modern burlesque show “Peepshow,” at Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino. The adult fairy-tale was created by an award-winning team led by Tony Award winning creator, director and choreographer Jerry Mitchell.
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 Peepshow. Cheaza has also completed her very first 2012 Calendar and was voted “Best Singer of Las Vegas 2013” by The Las Vegas Review-Journal. She is currently singing on Princess Cruise Lines in her Whitney Houston Tribute Show, and with Jon Secada.