Staff

DeShonte Cobin

Owner, Artistic Director

DeShonte’ Cobin founded Creative Movements “Techniques-N-Dance”, LLC in September 2008 with the purpose of promoting self-esteem, self-awareness, and personal growth in students while teaching the art distinct dance genres.

At the age of three, DeShonte began her dance training in Ballet, Tap, and Jazz. She later developed a special love for “Tap” and took a master class under the direction of Mr. Lonnie McFadden. Since then, DeShonte’ has had the privilege of working with the Kansas City Friends of Alvin Ailey as a summer camp “Tap” and “Jazz” instructor.

Some of DeShonte’s choreography and instruction include:

 

  • the Allen Chapel AME Liturgical Praise dance director
  • dance workshops
  • Releve Dance Ensemble
  • the AME Church Midwest Conference young people department
  • Verbal Visions Spoken Word Ministry
  • Unity Productions gospel play “Say Yes”
  • and private events and programs.

DeShonte’s love for dance isn’t to be outdone by her academia. She has attained the following academic credentials:

 

  • Associate of Arts Degree from Johnson County Community College
  • Certificate of Business Entrepreneurship though the Kansas Women’s Business Center
  • Bachelor of Business Administration Degree from Baker University.

DeShonte is dedicated and has a passion for working with youth while challenging them to strive for excellence in all that they do. She believes in instilling values not just for the moment … but values that will last a lifetime.

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