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Meet The Team

Erika Burnett

Erika Burnett | Indianapolis, IN
Erika Burnett is from Indianapolis, IN and Co-Founder of Kairos Kreative Ministries. A late bloomer, she did not discover her love for dance until high school where she performed as a member of the color guard, winter guard, and various dance teams. After high school, she went on to perform and tour with an independent drum corps and later, an independent winter guard. Erika’s first experience with liturgical dance was through Restoration Praise Dance Ministry during her undergraduate matriculation at Tennessee State University. She firmly believes that all gifts should be used for edification of God and the furthering of His Kingdom. Kairos Kreative Ministries is her way of living in and on purpose! She has taught various dance classes, help found the praise dance ministry at her local church, taught numerous workshops, and choreographed for major stage productions. She has been a member of the Glen Fredericks Reparatory Dance Theatre, Rhythm and Roots Performance Company, and Hayiya Dance, Inc. Her specialties include technique and choreography.


Amber Lewis

Amber Lewis | Detroit, MI
Amber Lewis Co-Founder of Kairos Kreative Ministries began her God-Given gift of Liturgical dance at a young age of 8 with her two cousins. She has been dancing for 24 years and is trained in other forms of dance technique. Amber has continued to study dance through the Gospel Music Workshop of America, Inc. under the direction of Dr. Peter Fields, the creative director at Fisk University, Nashville, Tennessee. She was instrumental in organizing the Bethe, East Praise Dancers in Detroit, Michigan, and has coordinated many Liturgical Dance Workshops. At Tennessee State University, after being a member of Restoration Praise Dance Ministry for 2 years, she was appointed into a leadership position as Director, which gave her a deeper experience in dance ministry. Amber was a former Servant Leader of “Grace” at Greater Grace Dance Ministry for 7 years. Amber is currently the Dance Coordinator for Mt. Gilead Dance Ministry at Mt. Gilead Missionary Baptist Church under the pastoral leadership of Pastor Breonus M. Mitchell, Sr. She is also a dance instructor at Ridley’s School of Dance, teaching Liturgical Dance and more. Amber has a heart for assisting dance ministries to reach their full potential and understanding that ministry is serious business. She always says, “If you are not Winning Souls for Christ than what is the point – ministry is selfless not selfish.”

2 years ago, Amber married her best friend Eric Lewis and has a 20-month old dancer, Amiyah-Raye Lewis. She enjoys her beautiful family and is thankful they stand in support of the assignment God has entrusted her with. Amber is truly excited in where God is taking Kairos Kreative Ministries and prays daily that God will direct our footsteps according to his Word; Let no sin rule over us (Psalm 119:133 NIV).


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Kemoya Cook | Pontiac, MI
Kemoya Cook is a 34-year-old from Pontiac, Michigan. A love for dance has always been my passion. Growing up I was on the Color Guard, Pom Pom Squad, Drill Team, Pontiac Dance Team, and college teams as well. I attended college at Ferris State University (Big Rapid, MI). I moved to the Nashville area in May of 2002 and this is when my life changed. When I graduated, and I grew spiritually in the Lord I always had a dream to teach the deaf to dance. I did not accomplish this dream but I did pursue a passion that I thought I would be in, “Liturgical Dance”. I assisted the dance ministry at Olive Branch Baptist Church for about 1 year and then I had to step up and become a ministry leader. It has been my love and passion ever since. There is nothing more in life that I love – other than my child and this is “ministering to others” in the form of praise dance. I am a member of Olive Branch Missionary Baptist Church where I am currently the Dance Ministry Leader. I am always willing to learn, serve, and believe that “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me” Philippians 4:13.


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Minister John Rico Strickland | Nashville, TN
Minister John Rico Strickland, a native of Nashville, TN, was called to preach in the fall of 2004 and delivered his first message in the spring of 2006 in McKenzie, TN. Dance was Minister Strickland’s way of expressing himself when he was a young boy in Atlanta, GA. Dance opened a lot of doors for him here in Nashville, like having roles in plays with Salama Urban Ministries under the direction of Dr. William Crimm where he has performed in plays such as “The Wiz”, “Guys and Dolls”, and many others in the city of Nashville. He is an associate minister at Mt. Zion Baptist Church where Bishop Joseph W. Walker III, is the pastor. Mime Ministry is another form of expressing his love for Christ and Christ’s church. Mime is a gift given to Minster Strickland from the Lord in which he is very passionate, when it comes to giving God glory using his body.

He has worked with youth all over the State of Tennessee in the area of mime and dance choreography for over 10 years. He is the Ministry leader for the A1 Mime Ministry at his local church. His first encounter with mime actually came from viewing a K and K mime video by “accident”, but it was divine appointment that inspired him to reach God’s kingdom by telling the stories of Gospel song and the Word of God. In college, he was the 1st freshmen Drum Major at Lane College until he transferred to Bethel University where he received his Bachelor’s in Early Childhood Education. Minster Strickland is a man who has many harts: God-Father, Mentor for Saving Our Sons Mentorship at Mt. Zion Baptist Church, and Tennessee Step League board member, to name a few. He is driven to edify God’s kingdom how the Lord sees fit. Bringing God glory through his worship and lifestyle is his passion! His life is an example that God can use anyone to build His Kingdom. He’s conquered homelessness, he is an overcomer of depression, and he believes that God has blessed him with Luke 1:37, FOR WITH GOD NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE! Thanks be to God!


EricHensley

Eric Hensley | Union City, TN
Eric Hensley is an “army brat” born in Union City, TN. As a child, his gift of dance was first stirred up by the memorable Michael Jackson. In 2004, he was inspired by K and K Mime, which is when he decided to “dance like David danced”… for Jesus Christ. Dance became his PASSION, and he desired to bring forth a mime ministry to bless people across the nation. He is the founder and choreographer of Elijah’s Fire Mime Ministry. Elijah’s Fire won 1st place in March 2011 at a dance competition, hosted by Zeta Phi Beta, to raise money for scholarships. In May 2011, they were invited to participate in the live recording of “The Bobby Jones Show” at Visions Studio. In June 2011, he was afforded the opportunity to meet and minister for the founders of gospel mime Keith and Karl Edmonds. He works diligently to patronize and expose the art of mime ministry to the world, because he believes that, “Ministry is the evidence of Gods presence just like in I Kings:18.”


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Porsha Hensley | Nashville, TN
Porsha Hensley is a native of Nashville, TN, and a graduate of Middle Tennessee State University. As a kid, she was often bribed to dance for bugles…. lol. She has always been a “casual” dancer, but she chose to use her gift of dance to give GOD glory in 2004. She is co-founder and manager of Elijah’s Fire Mime Ministry. For her, ministry is not only depicted through dance, but through her marriage as well. She believes that, “God put my husband and I in covenant for this VERY purpose… to be a role model exemplifying what praise and worship REALLY is through dance!” She enjoys networking with and recruiting others to diversify, strengthen, and promote the vision that God has instilled. Keeping faith and displaying humility, she knows that, “God has to be pleased with my dedication to ministry, because he continues to provide inconceivable opopportunities (refer to Hebrews 11:6).” She has had the chance to minister with Elijah’s Fire before several renowned artists such as: Dynamic Dixie Travelers, Bobby Jones, and K and K Mime to name a few.


Marlon Douglas

Marlon Douglas | Nashville, TN
Marlon Douglas is a native of Nashville, Tennessee. He graduated from the University of Tennessee Knoxville, receiving his B.S. in Supply Chain Management with Collateral in Marketing. He is currently working at Ceva Logistics as an Account Manager.

He is an active member of the First Baptist Church South Inglewood where he is a part of the Mass Choir, BOLD Praizers, Expressions of Praise Mime Dancers, Drama Ministry, and the Youth Council. His love for the Lord and spreading his Word most effectively comes to life through mime. He truly knows the value of a personal relationship with others across the world. Mime has become a part of Marlon’s life because he can connect to God on a personal level but also reaching out and ministering to others. Every movement and facial expression has a purpose and he too believes that he is a part of Kairos Kreative Ministries for a purpose.


Nicola Anderson

Nicola Anderson | Trinidad & Tobago
Nicola Anderson, was born and raised in Trinidad & Tobago. She moved to the United States in August 1999. She was brought up with a strong spiritual background then she left it in 2005. In 2007, Nicola restarted her path to putting God back in her life and decided to get baptized. It was during that time Nicola started her path of praise dancing with Friendship Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of Pastor Jimmy Greer, where she ministered through dance for 5years. In 2012, she married Minister Marcus Anderson, and in 2013 she joined her husband at Greater Zion Primitive Baptist Church which is led by Elder Robert Howse, Sr.

It was during that time she was asked to take on Sacred Praise Dance Ministry full time. Unsure of what to do with this responsibility her first step was to restructure. Nicola has been in this role for the last 4 years and continues to mentor and teach liturgical dancing to young teen girls, of which she has assisted with other praise dance ministries within the Nashville area.

Nicola’s strength lies within having direction and vision, she hopes to eventually take this ministry outside the walls of the church with hopes of bringing other young children to Christ through the ministry of worship arts.


Torrian Hall

Torrian Hall | Nashville, TN
Torrian Hall was born and raised in Nashville, TN. He attended White’s Creek Comprehensive High School where he excelled in sports and was the star quarterback. He has always made God the head of his life and dedicated his life to Christ at a young age at First Baptist Church South Inglewood where he is still currently a member. He is an active member in the church and started the praise and mime dance ministry, Expression of Praise, in 2009. He is the president and choreographer for the ministry. He enjoys ministering all over Middle Tennessee and he has a passion for getting youth involved in church. He is also a member of the Bold Praizers Choir at South Inglewood.

He has a great vision that was given to him by God for the dance ministry. He is a good and faithful servant and will continue to devote himself to God’s plan. Jeremiah 29:11 – “For I know the plans I have for you declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.”


Michayla George

Michayla George | Nashville, TN
Michayla George is a 14-year-old, 9th grade student at Hume Fogg Academic Magnet School. She has been dancing with Divine Kreations for over 3 years and is extremely proud to be a part of such an awesome ministry.

Michayla loves to sing and dance and is a seasoned Junior. Thespian having played the role of the baker’s wife in the Meigs Magnet School production of “Into The Woods.” She is now looking forward to developing her God given talents in the performing arts on the high school level.

When she is not studying or doing homework she loves hanging out with her friends, seeing movies, shopping, traveling, and snap chat.


Taylor Jackson

Taylor Jackson | Nashville, TN
Taylor Jackson, a member of Priest Lake Community Baptist Church, is currently a freshman at Knowledge Academies. She has been involved in organized dance since the age of 2, when her preschool offered introductory ballet. At Priest Lake, she has participated in the Little Kids/Big Praise and the Yolanda Britton-Cammon Dance Ministries. As an original member of Divine Kreations, Taylor is grateful for the encouragement and support of Kairos Kreative Ministries. She has grown in her relationship with God and in her love for dance. For the past 3 summers, she has participated in the summer dance camp with Moves and Grooves. She has also participated in the week-long dance intensive at Barefoot Republic Summer Camp for the last 2 summers. She was recently selected as a member of Knowledge Academies dance team.

Taylor’s future’s plans include, continuing to dance and attending college to become a neo-natal nurse, then a midwife.


Ka`Myree Elizabeth Jordan

Ka`Myree Elizabeth Jordan | Nashville, TN
Ka`Myree Elizabeth Jordan is 14 years of age in the 9th grade. She attends Nashville School of the Arts majoring in Dance. She’s had a passion for dancing since the age of 5. She began to praise dance at her church under the leadership of Aleathea Harris-Little. She is currently a Liturgical Dancer for the St. Andrew’s Angelic Saints and she has also sung with the youth choir. Ka`Myree has also been trained in ballroom, tap, and swing dance at Robert E. Lilliard Elementary School under the leadership of Frankie (Pat) Jackson. They performed yearly at the Festival of Movement at the Factory in Franklin, TN. Ka`Myree attended IT Creswell Arts Magnet Middle School where she was a member of the chorus group, played violin, and was also on the dance team. She was a member of the Classy Comets stepping team.

In 2017, Ka`Myree auditioned and was accepted to the Nashville School of the Arts. She has been a proud and thankful member of Divine Kreations Ministries for 3 years under the leadership of Kairos Kreative Ministries. God is the source of her strength and life, she continues to give total praise to Him. Ka`Myree’s Career Ambition is to attend and graduate from The School of Julliard (Dance degree) and Meharry Medical College (degree in Pediatrics). She plans to open her own Dance studio in the future. In Ka`Myree’s leisure time, she creates different hairstyles for herself, plays with her 8-year-old brother who has mild autism, and hanging out with her cousin Kennedy and friends. Ka`Myree is thankful for her family: Parents – Kiya Jordan & Steven Lewis, Brother – De`Marrion Antonio Jordan, Grandparents – Antonio Keith and Diana Jenkins Brown, Great-Grandparent – Amelia Brown, Pastor Leonard Jordan, and the entire St. Andrew Presbyterian church family, Ms. Aleathea, Ms. Jackson, Laura Jordan, Mrs. Amber Lewis, Ms. Erika Burnett and the entire Kairos Kreative Dance Ministry.

All of you have been her leaders and an inspiration in her life.

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