Chase Your Dreams Wearing Sneakers: The Musical is Ms. Dzenyuy's debut written performance piece. Inspired by her work on a six-month children's tour with Theatreworks USA, Ms. Dzenyuy began developing a play that focused on various hardships faced by young people, especially at-risk youth. This musical tackles symptoms of a long-standing problem and gives viable solutions. Low self-esteem, limited personal development, heightened peer pressure and the fear that enables these negative attitudes to thrive are issues Christina confronts from the perspective of a young, African-American female living, breathing and dreaming in urban America. Chase Your Dreams Wearing Sneakers: The Musical is the product of this vision.
Ms. Dzenyuy earned her Associate of Science in Recording Engineering at Full Sail University in Orlando, FL and a Bachelor of Business Administration in International Business - Marketing from Howard University in Washington, DC. Her educational pursuits aided Ms. Dzenyuy in the development of her recorded works and further musical compositions. Ms. Dzenyuy wrote the song lyrics and composed the music for Chase Your Dreams Wearing Sneakers: The Musical. During the performance, Christina accompanies herself with the keyboard, bringing the show to life using inspirational lyrics, powerful chord progressions and a unique musical style. Ms. Dzenyuy also composed much of the music on both her debut and motivational CDs.
Ms. Dzenyuy is a Hartford, CT native who made her film debut as "Officer Jannette Simmons" in the independent short film “Second District” and later appeared in the New York Film Academy short "Inside Out" as "Lisa". As a mezzo-soprano, she played "Principal Washington” and "Nana" in the 2011 Spring tour of Theatreworks USA's musical production “If You Give A Mouse A Cookie & Other Story Books”. Ms. Dzenyuy's regional theatre credits include “Mrs. Beauregarde" in Hartford Children’s Theatre’s “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory”, “Tina Turner" in Sharon TriArts Playhouse’s “The Wedding Singer” and "Ofunile" in “Oshun - A Yoruba Dance Drama” at the National Black Theatre, Inc. in Harlem, NY.
CDzen Entertainment is Ms. Dzenyuy's, whose stage name is "C.Dzen" (sounds like "season"), music publishing company, under which she has released, “C.Dzen’s Season”, “The C.Dzen of Empowerment Motivational CD” and “Yes We Can: The Live Album”. C.Dzen has been featured in performances at Howard University's Cramton Auditorium, Hartford Job Corps Academy, The American Cancer Society's Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk at Bushnell Park, NBC 30's Health & Wellness Festival at the CT Convention Center, The Hartford Wolf Pack vs. Hershey Bears (AHL) game at the XL Center, The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts, The West Indian Social Club of Hartford, CT and at other venues.