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Zazel-Chavah O’Garra

Performing Artist & Brain Tumor Survivor

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Zazel-Chavah O’Garra Biography

Zazel-Chavah O’Garra is the founder and Artistic Director of ZCO/DANCEPROJECT, a physically integrated dance company whose goal is to create performances that are witty, soulful, intelligent, powerful and intriguing. ZCODP seeks to encourage the integration and inclusion of people with disabilities in dance and in society, to present new, exciting, challenging, and inspiring contemporary dance performances to the widest possible audience.

A native New Yorker, O’Garra attended the University of Michigan and Empire State College where she received a Bachelor of Arts in dance performance. A Presidential Arts Scholar, she performed with Mark Dendy Dance Company and Alvin Ailey Wksp II, as well as performing Off-Broadway and in numerous musical theatre stage productions in the U.S. and abroad. She has also served as movement coach for “As the World Turns”. As a professional model, she has appeared on two Essence Magazine covers and several other print and runway jobs. She also appeared in national, regional commercial industrials and supplied voice overs for a number of ads.

In December 2003, O’Garra discovered that she had meningioma, a benign brain tumor, which proceeded to paralyze her right side and resulted in a slight speech impediment and cognitive loss. After receiving extensive treatment at the Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation (East Orange, NJ) and New York University Rusk Medical Center, O’Garra was able to overcome the speech impediment, cognitive loss, and paralysis.

Consciously deciding to make best use of this debilitating circumstance, O’Garra transitioned into teaching dance as a healing form to the disabled and non-disabled alike, continuing to share her infectiously positive and fun spirit with others. Her objective is to give those with disabilities a vehicle for self-expression, help them build a sense of self-esteem and self-reliance, and provide them with opportunities for community recognition and acclaim. She is also passionate about raising public awareness about the challenges facing and the gifts offered by those with disabilities. ​ O’Garra can be heard on numerous podcasts and webinars including the National Foundation for the Arts, Preparing Students with Disabilities for Careers in the Arts: Approaches for Arts Educators, and most recently appeared on the Dr. Oz show to share her life as a brain tumor survivor. Wanting to share her story, she performs Inside/Out (voices of the disability community), directed by Ping Chong, nationwide.

O’Garra is the recipient of the VSA-John F. Kennedy- National Teaching Artist fellowship and was named the inaugural member of the White House Disability Liaison 2014.

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    Booking fees for Zazel-Chavah O’Garra, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Zazel-Chavah O’Garra, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
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Performing Artist & Brain Tumor Survivor

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Zazel-Chavah O’Garra Biography

Zazel-Chavah O’Garra is the founder and Artistic Director of ZCO/DANCEPROJECT, a physically integrated dance company whose goal is to create performances that are witty, soulful, intelligent, powerful and intriguing. ZCODP seeks to encourage the integration and inclusion of people with disabilities in dance and in society, to present new, exciting, challenging, and inspiring contemporary dance performances to the widest possible audience.

A native New Yorker, O’Garra attended the University of Michigan and Empire State College where she received a Bachelor of Arts in dance performance. A Presidential Arts Scholar, she performed with Mark Dendy Dance Company and Alvin Ailey Wksp II, as well as performing Off-Broadway and in numerous musical theatre stage productions in the U.S. and abroad. She has also served as movement coach for “As the World Turns”. As a professional model, she has appeared on two Essence Magazine covers and several other print and runway jobs. She also appeared in national, regional commercial industrials and supplied voice overs for a number of ads.

In December 2003, O’Garra discovered that she had meningioma, a benign brain tumor, which proceeded to paralyze her right side and resulted in a slight speech impediment and cognitive loss. After receiving extensive treatment at the Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation (East Orange, NJ) and New York University Rusk Medical Center, O’Garra was able to overcome the speech impediment, cognitive loss, and paralysis.

Consciously deciding to make best use of this debilitating circumstance, O’Garra transitioned into teaching dance as a healing form to the disabled and non-disabled alike, continuing to share her infectiously positive and fun spirit with others. Her objective is to give those with disabilities a vehicle for self-expression, help them build a sense of self-esteem and self-reliance, and provide them with opportunities for community recognition and acclaim. She is also passionate about raising public awareness about the challenges facing and the gifts offered by those with disabilities. ​ O’Garra can be heard on numerous podcasts and webinars including the National Foundation for the Arts, Preparing Students with Disabilities for Careers in the Arts: Approaches for Arts Educators, and most recently appeared on the Dr. Oz show to share her life as a brain tumor survivor. Wanting to share her story, she performs Inside/Out (voices of the disability community), directed by Ping Chong, nationwide.

O’Garra is the recipient of the VSA-John F. Kennedy- National Teaching Artist fellowship and was named the inaugural member of the White House Disability Liaison 2014.

Zazel-Chavah O’Garra Videos

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  • Zazel-Chavah O'Garra: NEW YORKERS FOR DANCE
  • Zazel Chavah O'Garra left Partially parlized from A Brain Tumor ...

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  • How to book Zazel-Chavah O’Garra?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Zazel-Chavah O’Garra for both live and virtual events for over 20 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Zazel-Chavah O’Garra, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Zazel-Chavah O’Garra or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Zazel-Chavah O’Garra?

    Booking fees for Zazel-Chavah O’Garra, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Zazel-Chavah O’Garra, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Zazel-Chavah O’Garra?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Zazel-Chavah O’Garra for clients worldwide for more than 20 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Zazel-Chavah O’Garra for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Zazel-Chavah O’Garra or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Zazel-Chavah O’Garra or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Zazel-Chavah O’Garra is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Zazel-Chavah O’Garra for your event is $5,000 - $10,000. Zazel-Chavah O’Garra generally travels from New York, NY, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Charlie "Rocket" Jabaley, Liz Nead, Ice-T, Don Yaeger and Scott Hamilton. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Zazel-Chavah O’Garra for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Zazel-Chavah O’Garra Speaker Videos

  • Zazel Chavah O'Garra
    Zazel-Chavah O'Garra: NEW YORKERS FOR DANCE
  • Zazel Chavah O'Garra left Partially parlized from A Brain Tumor ...

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