Keynote speaker for trdeshows and conferences

Balloon Artist & Entertainer

Magical Balloon-dude Dale is Chicago's premiere balloon entertainer and artist. He marvels the crowd with his spectacular balloon creations. His realistic balloon building requires no imagination and looks like the real thing.

Magical Balloon-dude Dale has amazed television viewers with his balloon art on WGN TV channel 9 morning news - "I Can't Believe What I'm Seeing". Host Paul Konrad was astonished with the recreation of the WGN traffic helicopter. Food critic James Ward was impressed with Magical Balloon-dude Dale's artistic skills when performing for WLS TV channel 7 - Rock'n New Years Eve Party, held at Navy Pier Chicago.If you haven't seen him, you may catch his comical humor on the AM1000, Steve Cochran show which he has appeared 6 times- AM1000 airs in 38 US States and Canada. AM1000 has requested Magical Balloon-dude Dale to perform at Trump Casino, IN., Chicago Sox Convention- Hyatt Regency, Sox game- Comisky Park, and Bandito Barneys- East Dundee. And his latest outing Arlington Racetrack - Arlington Heights IL.

Balloon Artist Dale Obrochta on stage at TEDxNaperville

Magical Balloon-dude Dale has had the honor of performing at the Target Grand Opening (Target Time) extravaganza opening 5 Target Stores. Included on his grand opening list has been the home of the 5-time world champion Chicago Bulls United Center. Magical Balloon-dude Dale has been interviewed in the Star Newspaper (July 27, 1997, Dimension). He received a front page coverage color photograph along with four color photos including a one page article. "The energetic entertainer cracks jokes as he furiously twists and turns several balloons and even draws faces on the animals. They say 'WOW, it really looks like a dog, it really looks like Mickey Mouse or it really looks like the Starship Enterprise.'" states the Star. Magical Balloon-dude Dale's balloon twisting has appeared in Qualatex ® Balloon Magic, The Magazine in the Spring 1996 issue, were he created Noahs Ark. In the Number 9 issue he contributed to the article Join the Winning Team; Which he gives his personal experience working with professional sports teams.

Dale has appeared regularly at Eat Bartolinli's in Midlothian IL,  Aurelio's Griffith IN and Crete IL, Jullanni's Pizza in Palos Heights, Cheese Burgers In Paradise, Lombard, Fox's Pub and Restaurant in Mokena & Orland Park, Cracker Barrel in Mattenson, IL., Famous Dave's BBQ Restaurant in Orland Park, IL. and Portillio's restaurant in Tinley Park and Evergreen Park, IL.

The back story about the balloon artists Magical Balloon-dude Dale.

Balloon Artist Dale Obrochta with his two sons

If you ask Dale where he learned his skills, he will tell you from a bunch of twisted people. While attending college he met a group of professional entertainers, which met every Monday and would practice in the gym. Always wanting to learn how to juggle, Dale joined this merry group.

This Illinois entertainer learned from world-class jugglers, unicyclists, magicians, clowns, balloonists, fire-eaters, theatrical entertainers, and vaudevillians. “I did not realize at the time how lucky I was to be working with such talented people and the skills and techniques that were freely taught to me,” said Dale. “I have used all my entertainment skills over the years, but have decided I would rather be a Master of one form of entertainment, than a jack-of-all-trades. So I became a master balloonist.”

Dale’s unique mix of comedy and balloon twisting has been making people laugh since 1984.

His many accomplishments so far in his life have been:

• Married in 1998 with two sons
• Completing a Master’s Degree in Communication & Training
• Acting as MC for Cable Television Show
• Performing on NBC and WGN

Magical Balloon-dude Dale's 100 year mission is to become the best Balloon Entertainer in the Chicagoland area... whether it kills him or not.


Balloon Twisting

Dale Obrochta
Phone (708) 744-0234
16334 Boardwalk Terrace Orland Hills, IL 60477