Cherise is a hardworking recording artist, songwriter, vocal coach/producer, and actress from the south suburbs of Chicago. With music as a hereditary gift, her formal education has only added to her ability to succeed at anything she puts her hands to.
Cherise attended Columbia College Chicago and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Vocal Performance. During her time there she got to work with and share the stage with some amazing artists such as Grammy winner Paula Cole, Brian Culbertson, Mike Stern, and many educators who have much musical experience. She has also gone on to work with artists such as Jeremih, Carl Thomas, Kenny Latimore, Glen Jones, and many more.
In the fall of 2012 Cherise finally released her first official single on iTunes “The Juice” written by her and her producer Tony Treble. She went on to release her Christmas EP in December of that year entitled “Snowfall,” which is also the single from the EP. Following that was her single “Ride For Ya” which was released on Sound Cloud in June 2017 and her next single was “Rewind” which was released in September of 2018. Her latest single is “NBTB” All music can be found on all online music stores and streaming platforms.
Cherise has made many waves in the acting world as well. She made her co-star debut on Starz Network series The Chi in season 2. She also has many accomplishments in theater featuring in shows like: Men of Soul (Black Ensemble Theater) Dreamgirls (Porchlight Music Theater), HAIR where she portrayed Dionne (Geva Theatre Center and Mercury Theater Chicago), the North American Tour of Disenchanted as The Princess Who Kissed The Frog and her favorite to date portraying the role of Young Patti LaBelle in A New Attitude In Tribute to Patti Labelle. Her work in theater has earned her 2 nominations from The Black Theater Alliance as most promising actress and best featured actress in a musical as well as Jeff Award wins and nominations.
Cherise lives by the motto “If you can dream it, you can do it!”