Pep and Pals!


Honour Hook


Honour  is a stage performer and former art teacher who is dedicated to helping children grow and learn through art, music, dance, and play.  She is a true child at heart and believes that children should have access to fun, wholesome activities that help them develop essential skills and understand the world around them. Whether she's singing, dancing, or creating art, Honour’s  goal is to be authentic and encourage others to do the same.

Honour’s  journey has not been without its challenges. At age 29, she was diagnosed with cervical cancer, which left her unable to have children. However, this setback only strengthened her resolve to make a difference in the lives of others.   To writing and performing in several one woman stage plays and stage performances including a 7 year stand up comedy career, Honour’s diverse perspective and fun loving spirit paved the way for her to become a children’s entertainer. She feels this is truly where she belongs!

 As a woman of color and cancer survivor, Honour understands the importance of resilience, empathy, and love and how needed it is in the world today. She wants kids to feel included and loved and learn healthy ways to manage their emotions and understand the power of kindness and compassion. Without children of her own she knew she could still have an incredible impact which was the catalyst to create Pep and Pals.

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Chauncey Luce


Chauncey Luce is a multi-talented creative professional excelling in the fields of music, videography, and graphic design. With 5 years of experience, Chauncey specializes in production and post-production, bringing a meticulous eye for detail to every project. As a two-time recipient of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences production awards, Chauncey's work has been recognized for its excellence. Known for an unrelenting desire to get things done right, Chauncey is driven by a love for creating art and a mission to share a diverse array of perspectives. Guided by the belief in the power of love, kindness, and patience, Chauncey strives to contribute to a better reality for all. Outside of work, Chauncey enjoys hiking, filming skits, longboarding, and exploring new culinary experiences.

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Spring Pillow

Pip/ Music Co-Writer

Spring is a graduate from Northern Kentucky University with a degree in Musical Theatre Performance and she holds master's degree credits from the University of Cincinnati in Education and Counseling. Spring has been a music teacher in Cincinnati schools for more than a decade and is currently the director of school programming for Wordplay Cincy.

Spring is a very active part of the initiative to combine theatre and education. She has developed several afterschool and in-school workshops combining curriculum and drama in tristate area schools and has worked for many tristate theatres—including Ensemble Theatre, Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati, Covedale Theatre and The Showboat Majestic. Pillow has also had the privilege of singing and writing with David Kisor, a prolific children’s songwriter, on several nationally recognized CDs and play projects through Growing Sound.

In her spare time, Pillow enjoys writing poetry, short stories, plays and music, rehabbing old homes, singing with her band No Guarantees whenever possible, and spending time with her boys—Nick, Eli and Max—and her dogs, Sophie and Herman.

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Malcolm Hillman

Music Production

Malcolm Hillman is a music producer, musician, and instrumentalist. He is a graduate of The University of Cincinnati’s Conservatory of Music, where he earned a Bachelor’s degree in Media Production. Malcolm's love for music started in the 4th grade and has since turned into a thriving career. He is skilled in playing several instruments, including piano, jazz saxophone, and drums. In his junior year of high school, while performing in OMEA District 14 Honor Band, he developed an interest in music production and began creating instrumentals for other musical professionals and artists of all genres.

Malcolm has been making music for Pep and Pals and other Cincinnati-based artists, showcasing his incredible talent and creativity. He brings a fresh perspective to the music industry, combining classic sounds with cultural elements resulting in a unique and captivating sound. When he's not working on music, Malcolm enjoys indulging in his hobbies, such as playing video games, restoring cars, and playing basketball.

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