Zada Cheeks, a native of Aurora, IL, began his dance training at an early age and became a memeber of "Especially Tap Chicago" and "BAM!" before graduating from West Aurora High School. Since then, Mr. Cheeks has performed with companies such as: River North Chicago Dance Company, Chicago Dance Crash, and Civic Ballet of Chicago. He has toured nationally and internationally to Venezuela and China. In addition to being a member of ETC and BAM!, Mr. Cheeks is currently with Corpo Dance Company.