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Candra Davis, Artistic Director

This native of St. Louis, MO love for dance started at age 2. She later received her BA from Spelman College where she had extensive coursework & performance experience in dance. With over 30 years of dance experience, including teaching in the areas of, but not limited to, ballet, jazz, tap, lyrical and liturgical dance, she is no stranger to the art of dance. She is a Certified Dance Educator through Dance Masters of America, an internationally recognized dance organization. She is also currently enrolled in the Teachers’ Training Program through this organization taught at the State University of NY-Buffalo. This program will lead to a Masters Certification in Dance Direction. She was featured in the Inaugural Edition of Who's Who in Black Charlotte publication and is a member of the North Carolina Dance Alliance organization. Her dance performance and teaching experience through venues such as churches, concerts, community events and secondary schools & colleges extends regionally and nationally.


Our highly trained & qualified staff offers the best in dance instruction, technique and choreography while at the same time fostering a love and appreciation for dance in all its students.

With over 60 years of combined dance experience, the Leap of Faith Dance staff will bring out the best in all of its dancers creating an environment for them to reach their full potential. Instructors are also extremely selective about the type of choreography, music and costuming (for annual recital) chosen for each class to ensure they create a clean and wholesome environment.

At Leap of Faith Dance Academy, we are raising the bar and ensuring that we are always operating at the highest level of excellence.

She also recognized a need in the Christian community for a greater awareness and appreciation for the art of dance and in 2002, she founded Psalm 150 Dance at University Park Baptist Church in Charlotte, NC and went on to become the school’s Program Director. She also served as the choreographer for the Adult Praise Dance ministry at this church for over 5 years.

In addition, she is widely known locally and nationally for her choreography & instructional expertise. She has an earnest commitment to instill the knowledge, understanding & passion for dance in every student she reaches.


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