Daryl Pyle started professionally in the art field at the age of 18 working in the cartoon animation industry for Perennial Pictures Film Corporation on various direct to video cartoons. Later, he worked as a freelance animator for DreamWorks Animation, Universal Studios, and Saturday Night Live. He was the primary animator on a 53 animated video for kids called, "Albert's Amazing Adventures, The Alphabet."
Growing up, Daryl has always enjoyed entertaining people with jokes and gags through drawings. He continues adding smiles and laughter to any party through caricatures as he enjoys his engagements with wonderful, fun people in any party atmosphere.Booking & Availability
When you really want to "draw" a crowd, call upon Karen Kovich. This "soon to be famous" artist is making herself available for your next convention, party, promotion or special event. Karen creates classy caricatures that take about 5 minutes for black and white and only 15 minutes for color. So no matter how big the function, everyone can get in on the action. Karen is a graduate of the American Academy of Art in Chicago, but she's been creating art most of her life. She is also the founding member of the A.C.A (Awesome Caricaturist Association).Booking & Availability
Rick Morris has been drawing caricatures professionally for over 25 years and has illustrated for major corporations throughout the world. His work is utilized by those who demand entertainment as well as accuracy in their presentation of a gift caricature. His sense of humor and gift of gab sets the subject at ease, while they wait to see his final interpretation of what he has gleaned from the lively conversation. His performance is enjoyable to the people watching over his shoulder as well. Many times the uproarious laughter from this crowd has ended with applause at the presentation of the drawing.
Since Morris is also a professional cartoonist, he is able to render outrageous situations on the spot. Morris draws without a pencil, and the lines that flow from his marker seem effortless. His motto has always been, "Draw unto others as you would have them draw unto you." Morris is funny without being overly insulting. People who would normally avoid the caricaturist at the party, instead, walk away with a memory they treasure forever.Booking & Availability
A unique twist on the standard speaker and clean, original humor is what you can expect from Dave Dugan. He creates clever topics based on each individual corporation, customizing a presentation tailored especially for them. His observations as a standup comedian earned Dugan national television appearances on HBO, Comedy Central, Evening at the Improve and a host of other networks and shows. His relatable material is as effective at a corporate event as it is on television. Welcoming participation, Dugan's down-to-earth approach helps in making audience members "open up" and see the humor in themselves.Booking & Availability
Katya has been dancing in the traditions of the Middle East for 14 years. She is a dancer adept in many regional Middle Eastern styles, as well as an aspiring scholar in the field of Folklore/Ethnomusicology. Her vast knowledge of authentic dance techniques and musical forms is matched by her subtlety, grace, and personal charm. A typical performance with Katya features her dancing in the traditions of Egyptian Raks Sharki, Turkish Orientale, and American cabaret style "belly dance," all complete with superb finger cymbal playing and veils. She also does more folkloric styles such as Ghawazee and Dunyavi style gypsy dances, as well as Arabic can and sword dancing.
Katya's dance experience includes teaching and performing throughout the U.S. She has taught both adults and children the fundamentals of various Middle Eastern traditions of dance in both studios and educational venues. She has performed at locations all over Indiana, Ohio and Illinois. She has also performed with the Arabic band Salaam as their principal dancer for almost two years and showcased at four of their CD release parties.Booking & Availability
The first mainstream Middle Eastern music and dance show aimed at the broad American audience who would go to a "Riverdance," "Lord of the Dance" or even a Gypsy Kings concert. They may be perceived as light, "cultural" entertainment, but belly dancers have been shaking their way into pop culture, and the Bellydance Superstars are looking to change your perception of the art. The Superstars is the first professional touring dance troupe of its kind and have toured around the world.
The Bellydance Superstars put on a music and dance spectacular featuring America's top bellydance performances and teachers. They move to the hottest Middle Eastern and Arabesque fusion music with live percussion. Their show proves bellydance is not only beautiful, sensual and sexy, it is true ART.Booking & Availability
What do trash cans, brooms, rental vans, BBQ grills and bags of potato chips have in common? They are just a few of the hundreds of everyday items that Rhythm Extreme uses to create their infectious beat.
Rhythm Extreme is a percussion/dance show that delivers an intricately orchestrated, vigorously choreographed show in the style of such well know shows as "Stomp,""Tap Dogs," and "Blue Man Group." Whether it's a full-length show or short customized segments for corporate events, Rhythm Extreme's creative performances are just plain fun. They will crash, bang, tap, kick, and slam into your subconscious!
Rhythm Extreme has been so successful because virtually every show is different, and clients love to see their own products or business environment turned into a rhythmic extravaganza. With troupes based in LA and Orlando, Rhythm Extreme has performed around the world for corporate audiences, theme park guests, and special event attendees.Booking & Availability