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"Happiness starts within, so channel your inner child, practice self-care, and learn to embrace change."

- Alisha M. Collins



Alisha has been dancing since she was eight years old and grew up in Brooklyn, New York, on the East side of Flatbush. She has dance therapy, beginner hip-hop, guided meditation, and tap dancing under her belt.

While growing up in a dysfunctional home, Alisha used dancing to find peace and release. Alisha has always had a passion for art and dance. Alisha believes that preserving the arts is crucial because they will save us in the future, just as they did for her. For over 9 years, Alisha has been instructing children and adults. Alisha advocates for children's rights, child welfare, and economic development. 


Alisha has a master's degree in Early Childhood and Youth Studies from the CUNY Graduate Center in New York City, as well as a bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Bernard Baruch College in New York City, with a double minor in English and Communications. Alisha holds certifications in Dance Movement Therapy/Alternative Therapy, Early Intervention, and a variety of other social work fields. ​

Alisha has appeared in NJ Urban News, On-Air with Sir, and is a member of the US Chamber of Commerce. The US Black Chambers Inc. has certified Alisha's small business, Creatively Releasing of NY LLC, as a Black Owned and Operated Enterprise. Alisha will be certified as an MWBE.

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FACTS about Alisha:

  • Alisha's thesis was titled "Dancing, Mindfulness, and Our Emotions: Embracing the Mind, Body, and Sole."

  • Alisha oversees the organization's day-to-day operations, which is 100% woman-owned and black-owned.

  • In April 2022, Alisha was nominated for the Russ Berrie Making a Difference Award as an "unsung hero" for her influence on individuals and communities around New Jersey.

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