Nook, The Entertainer Xtraordinaire, comes from a highly decorated performance background. Known as MC Nook EX, he’s one of the most highly requested dancers & MC’s in the industry. Dancing at age 9 with his crew at the Elgin H.S. talent show kicked off his performance career and he started down the path to become a world class entertainer! Nook has rocked more shows than he can count with an overpowering combination of his Dancing, MC’ing, and DJ’ing. Nook’s vast knowledge of music across all genres allows him to adapt to any situation and enhance the experience of all party guests and students!
Across the U.S., there’s a possiblity of catching MC Nook opening for an artist, hosting an club night, or entertaining at a bar/bat mitzvah. His most memorable gig was hosting the 8th grade graduation party for the daughter of basketball legend Michael Jordan! Nook has also been seen on stage opening for and/or performing with Ciara, B.O.B., Mike Posner, Bruno Mars, Jason Derulo, Method Man & Redman, and LMFAO, to name a few.
Not only is he an incredible entertainer, Nook also teaches hip hop & bucket drumming classes and coaches teams throughout the city and suburbs of Chicago. Also working with the Chicago’s juvenile youth detention centers is something he holds close to his heart for he comes from those same streets & wants to show all that you can achieve your goals no matter the situation you come from.
He’s currently a teacher for Old Town School of Folk in CPS schools, Hip Hop Director coach of KDF (Kinetic Dance Force) and recently took 3 1st place awards in Illinois & 2nd place at a National Hip Hop Championship! In the past 10 years Nook has won numerous awards including best choreo and crowd favorite.
In short, for someone who doesn’t eat pork, Nook is known to go H.A.M. (Hard As a Mutha) at every event and class he graces 🙂
Wesley “Wesside” Owens has been a professional entertainer for over a decade. He began his career in college at Indiana University and has since become a professional MC, Dancer, DJ, and all-around entertainer for bar mitzvahs, weddings, proms, and other events. He’s been in music videos with multiple artists including J. Moss, DJ Cassidy, and Young Nero and has also been on the TV series’ American Ninja Warrior and So You Think You Can Dance. Wesley has opened up concerts for artists like LMFAO, Ludacris, Snoop Dogg, Wiz Khalifa, Mike Posner and more. He loves to entertain and also teaches hip hop at several dance schools around the Chicago area.