Since I can remember I have always desired to use all the gifts and talents that I have been blessed with. CONTINUED BELOW
We are not one dimensional beings, if you are not evolving, then you are not growing. I wear many hats...I am co-owner of a boutique spa (Respire Massage & Spa) , a choreographer/instructor, an actress, producer, creative director and a web designer. I infuse all of my skills, to accommodate the needs of each client.
Born in Mississippi, but Atlanta bred, my creativity is originally cultivated by my love for dance. My training began in the genres of ballet, tap and jazz and evolved later in Horton, hip hop, step, lyrical, contemporary and African dance, which expanded to my participation in drill team and cheerleadering. At the young age of 13, my career as a choreographer began, in a rendition of Purlie. Once accepted into Northside School of the Arts (later became North Atlanta High School) as a dance major, my world was forever changed under the influence of the great and late Gary Harrison, founder of the Gary Harrison Dance Company.
After high school, I was accepted to Georgia Southern University and majored in Secondary Education with a minor in African American Studies. While attending GSU, I was co-founder of the dance company Queens, in conjunction with Umoja Performance Company, which continued and grew several years even after my graduating. Queens was a great contribution to growing and building the arts community for the campus and surrounding areas. After graduation, I became one of the original members of the Culture Shock Hip Hop Dance Troupe, as well as the artistic director where my creative and choreography skills blossomed even more. I expanded my understanding of the business aspect of the entertainment business by becoming an intern for SO So Def Records.
Work created during that time gained the attention of many and also opened the door for opportunities to work with Revlon as a lead choreographer, model and dance captain as a brand ambassador for the Arosci Division. I was a partner and co-founder of Trilogy Inc, a hip hop dance company that helped build and shape the Atlanta arts and dance community and contributed to the growth of one of the largest dance studios in the Southeast, Gotta Dance Atlanta. Trilogy Inc, helped train and influence the careers of many dancers who are making their mark on the dance industry today.
I have been blessed to work with various artists and in various platforms with exposure on stage, in theatre, film and video production. Some of the artists include Black Eyed Peas, DJ Taz, Kilo, Outkast, Eshe and Arrested Development, just to name a few. My experiences include stage performance, stage plays, tours, videos and movies, such as The Notebook and various choreography showcases, including, Passion to Dance and The Carnival: Choreographer's Ball.
One of the key components in providing great service, is being open to all possibilities of expressing one's vision. I pride myself in being a team player and help other's shape and bring their vision to life. I have worn numerous hats which include professional dancer/choreographer, instructor, actor, model, producer, creative director, web designer, business owner and massage therapist. The experiences that I have encountered from all of these roles have shaped me, as they do anyone, but they also inspire me to constantly search and tap into all skills available to me.