Ms. Shakeyua Hines is a native Washingtonian. She started dancing at the tender age of six years old at the North East Dance Academy in Washington DC. By age ten, She played first chair violinist in the DC youth Assemble Orchestra and recognized in the community for her child abstract artworks. Ms. Hines graduated from the Duke Ellington School of the Arts High School in Washington DC, under the tutelage of Lynn B. Welters, where she flourished as a dancer. Ms. Hines Continued her dance training for two years at Howard University in Washington DC, before graduating from Strayer University in Washington DC, with a MBA in Business Administration (Business Law & Human Resource Management) and a Master Degree in Education (Learning Theories in Dance Education Grades K-12), in which she merged her study of learning theories for grades K-12 and passion for the role dance and art plays in education into a specific field of study. Ms. Hines is a strong advocate for dance and arts education in the public & charter school systems and has worked with many schools to develop a dance and arts curriculum. Ms. Hines teaches dance to children in underserved communities, schools, and for dance organizations. She founded the "My Child Can Dance, Community Outreach Program" in 2008, which introduces dance to school age children living in underserved communities with the goal of increasing their appreciation for the arts and community. Ms. Hines has dedicated her life to promoting awareness of the benefits dance has in early childhood learning.