Ms. Keisha Breaker received the Dance Promotion in the Community Award!

Keisha Breaker is a professional dancer and choreographer with 24 years of experience; she is currently utilizing her Bachelor’s degree in dance from Texas Woman’s University and her advanced, graduate-level training from the Alvin Ailey School of Dance in New York to educate students in the YES Prep charter school system in Houston, Texas. “Ms. Keisha,” as her young students lovingly call her, holds the strong belief that the arts are the perfect catalyst for creativity, discipline, and perseverance in life. She is often heard saying “I am not here to teach you dance, I am here to teach you life.” Ms. Keisha is a fierce advocate for
creativity and self-discovery at all ages. As a veteran spoken-word poet she found a way to combine her life-long love of dance with her deep passion for empowering student expression through her business Jalia Movement Arts. There she holds classes throughout the Houston metroplex at a multitude of daycares, elementary, middle school and high schools. Her career highlights and accolades include: Currently serving as Past Vice President of Dance with Texas Association of Health Physical Education Recreation and Dance. She earned the Dance Educator of the Year Award (Dance Dallas/Fort Worth), Fort Worth’s Woman of the Year, Fort Worth Black Historian (KRLD Radio); Woman’s History Month Honoree (Tarrant County Minority and Leadership and Citizen Council) and Distinguished Alumni (Texas Woman’s University).