As the youngest of 2 female children, I was the only “boy” my father would ever have. I participated in sports all my life. I could mess up some shoes, ruin the knees in my pants, and sweat out a perm in one afternoon. My parents told me a story about a day that I went to visit my Great Aunt in South Georgia. The radio was playing in the garage. Long story short, I had no idea what the music was saying, but at 5 years old, I danced for 3 incessant hours just because the music resonated with something in my spirit, which later prompted my mother to put me into dance. But, those qualities proved useful in state competition for track and field, cross-country and volleyball, all while dancing. My body was the perfect combination of strength and flexibility. I went on to receive my BFA in dance from Florida State University. On scholarship, I danced under famous choreographers likeBenoit-Swan Pouffer, Jawole Willa Jo Zollar, Nora Chipaumire, and instructed by dancers from the Netherlands dance theatre, the Royal Ballet of London, Dance Theater of Harlem, and New York City Ballet. I fortified my artistry in various styles of performance art: Ballet, Modern, Salsa, Hip-Hop, and African dance. After graduating, I entered into the touring world of Contemporary African dance abroad in West Africa and Europe for 3 years.