As a native of New Orleans, Louisiana, Nykisha has always attributed her passion to the culturally rich heritage of her hometown. Nykisha "Key" is the owner & director of In the Key of Dance LLC & In the Key of Dance Performing Arts Inc. She is a classically trained dancer that has been in the dance arena for 34 years. With 20 years of not only teaching all age levels at various studios, but also invested and have helped grow dance studio portfolios.
Nykisha currently holds a Youth Mental Health First Aid Certification. She believes that dance educators should not only teach dance, technique, and work ethic, but should also aid in helping dancers in both crisis and non crisis situations. She also holds a BS in Marketing and a MS in Business Management. Her dance training began at the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts (NOCCA). She also studied ballet & pointe at Ballet Hysell. Nykisha has auditioned & performed with dance companies, the nutcracker, productions, musicals, and also landed a role as a band member's girlfriend in the movie, "Ray."
As a Amazon #1 Best Selling Author, Nykisha book, "A Dancer's Leap into Accountability," has poured additionally into the lives of many dancers in the form of reaching not only accountability in dance, but in their everyday lives which will create a better life into their adult years.
After losing her home & community during the height of Hurricane Katrina, she evacuated to the metro Atlanta area where she still honored her commitment to the arts near and far.
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