Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Meet Some Of The NTS Judges

















 
Carol O

CEO, Starpoynt & Producer (Who's Got That Vibe)



Carol U. Ozemhoya bka Carol O (on the left, with her Who's Got That Vibe Season 11 Winner Caitlyn Renee) received a bachelor's degree in journalism from Arizona State University. She earned her reporter stripes in South Florida, spending five years with the South Florida Business Journal, covering everything from business to media and entertainment. It's at SFBJ that she also developed a passion for Black radio.

 

She learned the ropes of radio under some of the best names in the business, including many-time BRE Drummer Award winner Jerry Rushin of WEDR-FM (99Jamz) in Miami. Currently, she runs her own music/radio industry consulting firm, Starpoynt. Clients range from radio stations to independent performing artists.She also has her own online Black radio/Black music and entertainment trade magazine, also called Starpoynt.

 

Currently, she runs her own music/radio industry consulting firm, Starpoynt. Clients range from radio stations to independent performing artists.She also has her own online Black radio/Black music and entertainment trade magazine, also called Starpoynt. Over the years Carol has contributed to a variety of publications, including Vibe, Variety, Upscale, Ocean Drive, Travel & Style, Inner City, Caribbean Sports & Travel, Alice and numerous Black newspapers and magazines. Her experience extends from being managing editor of a national travel magazine to being editor of five weekly newspapers and overseeing a full editorial staff. Currently, she executive produces and hosts Atlanta's premiere talent show, "Who's Got That Vibe?" which she founded with Cafe 290 owner John Scatena.



Dante’ "Champ" Jenifer

Choreographer



Though he began dancing from the time he started walking, Dan'te' "Champ" Jenifer began his training at the age of 5. He gained his most influential training from The Morton Street Dance Center, Southwestern Academy of the Arts, The Baltimore School for the Arts, and Temple University.

 

He began his professional performing career at 13, choreography career at 14, and began teaching at 16. Winning major competition titles like Mr. Showbiz, Mr. Company Dance, and Mr. Rising Star, to name a few, while at the same time excelling at Track and Field and Tennis earned him his stage name, Champ.

 

Dan'te' has also represented the USA twice at The World Championships of the Performing Arts winning a total of 6 medals (3 gold, 2 silver, and a bronze). He has been a featured dancer in 3 major Debbie Allen productions (Pepito's Story, Brothers of the Knight, and Soul Possessed). A founding member of Stephanie Powell Danse Ensemble and co-founder, founding member, and Asst. Artistic Director of Full Circle Dance Company, Mr. Jenifer has also been a principal dancer, soloist and originated several roles with Mystic Steps, Westchester Ballet, Donestk Ballet, Washington Ballet, Maryland Ballet Theater, Double G Productions, Blackout, and The Vissi Dance Theater. In 2006, Champ founded Project X Dance Entourage to bring together professional dancers, street dancers, and advanced dance students to perform in professional environments.

 

Dan'te' holds a BFA in Dance Choreography and Performance and he is currently teaching at several studios, schools, colleges, and companies across the country with his choreography being featured nationally and internationally. Champ credits his success to having such renowned teachers and mentors like Sylvester Campbell, Hinton Battle, Travis Gatling, Courtney French, Donna Jacobs, Magi Ross, Debbie Allen, Rose Marie Menes, Ilona Kassell, Norma Pera, and Stephanie Powell.



Marvin L. McIntyre

Founder & CEO, Marvelous Enterprises Artist Development Center (MARVELOUS/ADC)



Proficient in all aspects of the entertainment industry including management, tour management, artist development, record company and executive consulting, image development, style consulting, stage show performance, interview techniques, troubleshooting, market planning and strategic development and business management consulting. It has been stated that Mr. McIntyre has one of the most “creative” minds in the industry. Having superb communication skills and being an excellent team worker and strong worker makes for a strong leader. A 25-year success rate in artistically developing, managing, tour managing, consulting and training some of the industries’ hottest stars: Brutha, B5, LeToya Luckett, Bobby Valentino, Sterling Simms, Johnta Austin, Teairra Mari, Bobby Valentino, Ciara, Sammie, Lloyd, Keri Hilson, Cash Money Millionaires, Lit’l John & the Eastside Boyz, T.I., Puffy, American Idol Finalist Diana DiGarmo, Blu Cantrell, Kandi Burruss, Monica, Usher, N’Toon, Pink, Keith Sweat, Kelly Price, Dru Hill, Bell Biv Devoe, TLC, Boyz II Men, BabyFace, Pebbles, After7, Jeffery Osborne, New Kids on The Block, New Edition and many more.

 

Mr. McIntyre hails from Boston, Mass, coming out of one of the industries’ most successful families: New Edition (N. E. helped set the standard of how it’s supposed to be done)!

 

In 1996, after over ten years of traveling across the country to develop Artists, Marvin McIntyre decided it was time to set up his headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia. Thus giving birth to Marvelous Enterprises Artist Development Center (MARVELOUS/ADC). Opening a rehearsal facility and an artist development center was a dream come true for Mr. McIntyre. He wanted to take the artist back to the days of Motown when his idol, Mr. Berry Gordy’s teaching was all about presentation. With an elite staff all across the country, MARVELOUS/ADC takes artists and turns them into tomorrow’s superstars. MARVELOUS/ADC is dedicated to turning artists into industry professionals. MARVELOUS/ADC provides the artist with the essential skills necessary to take them directly from hanging back stage to performing on stages around the world. The main focus is to give artists a complete and vigorous training with our elite professional staff. Our ultimate goal – making sure artists will be equipped with the necessary tools to have LONGEVITY in this industry. MARVELOUS/ADC develops and groom up and coming talent unlike any the industry has seen. Our choreographers, vocal stylists, media trainers, fitness instructors, nutritionists, dancers, glam squads (hair& make-up, designers/stylists), A&R, graphics designers, directors, songwriters, producers, photographers have all become apart of the “Marvelous Movement”.

 

Marvelous/ADC provided the National Anthem Singers for Georgia Tech Athletic Programs. Mr. McIntyre managed 1997 American Music Award winner Keith Sweat from 1996-1998 during his most successful album titled “Keith Sweat” which sold six million albums worldwide. He also managed Grammy Award winner Kandi Burruss, 1999-2001, she won a Grammy in 2000 for writing “No Scrub” for TLC and was nominated for writing “Bills Bills Bills” for Destiny Childs. Kandi also wrote “Bugaboo” for Destiny Child and “You Make Me ILL” for N’SYNC.

1995 - Mr. McIntyre was honored to be able to go The White House to meet President Clinton with Boyz II Men

1998 – CBS featured Marvelous Enterprises on 48Hours.

2003 – MTV Direct Effect, BET & VH1 featured Marvelous/ADC on MTV News Hip Hop week with Lit’l John and the Eastside Boyz for a “Cardio Wake-Up Call” Boot Camp.

2005 – VH-1: Behind The Music- New Edition – This was one of the proudest moments of his 23 years in this industry, to be apart of history in honoring the legacy of the group he started with and is still with today.

2005 – MTV: Super Sweet Sixteen w/ Carlysia Levert – Company featured developing Gerald Levert’s daughter for her performance for her Sweet Sixteen party taped for MTV finale.

2005 – Sister2Sister Magazine – Nov 2005 Issue – Story on Marvelous Marvin McIntyre

2007 – Proclamation from City of Atlanta, GA – March 5th – received a proclamation for his music mentorship of artists and entrepreneurs in the industry.

2008 – Jermaine Dupri presents BRUTHA on BET featured Marvin McIntyre and his staff developing Def Jam Records recording group BRUTHA.




 

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