Divine Purpose Dance Ensemble
Diamond is a native of Baltimore, MD. She attended public schools and is a graduate of Western High School. She began dancing at the age of 4 as a member of the Excellent Praise Dance Ministry at the Shiloh Christian Community Church. She loved to dance and wanted to continue so at the age of 5 she began her training with the Ava Fields Dance Ministry, where she studied Ballet, African, Modern, Jazz, and Tap dance. As a result of her years of training with the Ava Fields Dance Ministry, Diamond participated in many yearly dance recitals and dance productions. Years of being focused and training paid off for Diamond when she landed one of the leading dance roles in the dance productions “The Lion King”, “The Wiz”, and “It Is Written”.
As she continued to grow and develop her dance career, in 2006 she entered Western High School as a freshman and joined the Western High School Dance Team, under the instruction of Lori Goodman. As an active member of this dance team, Diamond was committed, persistent, and determined. She continued to train long and hard over the next four years. It is with the Western High School Dance team that Diamond began to utilize her leadership abilities as she served her last two of her four years as the Captain of the team.
In addition to her dance career Diamond has also studied theatre in the Twigs Program at The Baltimore School for the Arts in Baltimore, MD, and in 2010 she taught dance at the Visions Christian School of Dance, owned by Deborah Stewart and Visions I, Owned by Desiree Kellam.
She currently works at the Maryland Academy of Dance as the Studio Manager & Teacher. Diamond is kind, passionate, and eager to share all that she has learned with the coming generations. With that said, in 2014, Diamond became the founder of Divine Purpose Dance Ensemble to be able to teach and develop those who have a heart for dance. In 2018 she received her Associates of Arts (Honors) in Dance Performance from Howard Community College. Diamond has received her Bachelors of Arts in Dance from UMBC Summer 21'.