Meet The People Who Make It Happen
"Happiness starts within, so channel your inner child, practice self-care, and learn to embrace change."
- Alisha M. Collins
ALISHA M. COLLINS
FOUNDER & CEO
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.
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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