I spent the first 8 years of my career in dance companies like The Martha Graham Dance Company & The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater; then transitioned to Broadway for the next 17 years where I was blessed to do a number of great broadway hits like Fosse, Disney's Aida, Sweet Charity, originating the role of Squeak in Oprah's 2005 production of The Color Purple, and Motown the Musical.
I am now an Assistant Professor of Theatre Dance, Assistant Dean for Student Services & Entrepreneurial Studies at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, School of Drama.
I volunteered for 7 years as the co-chair of the Business Group at Career Transition for Dancers and realized I could continue to be of service teaching entrepreneurial and artistic wellness to my community of performing artists by creating The Artistry Center.
I've lived, survived and thrived as a dancer, singer, actor in New York City, I've toured nationally and internationally, I've started a number of companies and continue to speak on the importance of Art in Education, Innovation and 'The Businesses of Tomorrow'.
I've been called an 'Artist-preneur', 'Side-preneur', and a 'Hustle-preneur'... LOL!