The Candice Clarke Academy of Dance

Khadaesha Worrell-Sobers

e-IMG_0316_pp_wmBA in Communications from The College of Science & Technology Applied Arts of Trinidad and Tobago (COSTATT)

Khadaesha has been dancing at The Candice Clarke Academy of Dance since 2009.

Her journey of dance began whilst she attended St. Francis Girls R.C. School where she was an avid all round student. She represented her school in Coral Reading, Trinidad and Tobago Music Festival, and several other competitions and performances. She was also the Victrix Ludorum for numerous sporting events.

She joined the Academy at Level 3 promoted to an Advance dancer and then further promoted to the Company Artist position – ‘Creola Dance Company’ and is also a Teacher Trainee for the junior company “Expressions Dance Workshop” in modern dancing. She also had the opportunity to choreograph a dance title ‘The Water Dancers’ music of T&T’s local music icon Andre Tankers for the junior company for their performance at the Academy’s 2011 production “Techstyles”. Recently Khadaesha was recommended by CCAD and awarded a Tap Teachers Scholarship from the Supreme Ways Performing Arts Institute where she is being trained extensively to teach Tap dancing under Director Stefanie De Gannes.

Khadaesha has gained a lot of dance experience and exposure through staged productions locally, regionally and internationally with the Academy. To name a few are the Best Village Community Competitions, FIFA Women’s Under 17 World Cup Opening Ceremony (2010), The 5th Summit of the America’s Opening Ceremony (2009), The Commonwealth Heads of Government Opening Ceremony (2009), Dimanche Gras Opening Ceremony 2010,and was also part of the cast for the Rapso Group 3Canal annual Carnival Shows (2011 and 2012).

CCAD’s Exhale (2009), Shine (2010), Creola benefit Concert (2011), Dance Creola Tour to Jamaica (2011) and United States of America 2012, Techstyles (2011), A Very Special Treat (2012) and Golden Jubliee – A Celebration of Diversity staged at home in Queen’s Hall and abroad at The Ailey Citigroup Theatre, New York 2012.

She is a holder of an Associate Degree in Journalism and Public Relations and also a BA in Communications from the Ken Gordon School of Journalism & Communications at the College of Science & Technology Applied Arts of Trinidad and Tobago (COSTAATT). With her educational background in Journalism, Khadaesha is currently a senior dance writer for the Academy’s ‘Creola Dance Magazine’ which was launched in 2010.

The Academy’s ‘Dance with a cause’ initiatives are basically outreach performances in the community, theaters, schools, and orphanages where the Academy uses dance as a platform to address and in some cases confront social issues. Khadaesha has volunteered as a “Dance Light for these outreach programs locally and internationally, where she performed at the Bustamante Children’s Hospital in Jamaica and several other homes their; The Children’s Aid Society in Harlem – New York and locally at the Cyril Ross Home for HIV and AIDS and the Princess Elizabeth Centre for children born with severe physical challenges, some even being paraplegic or quadriplegic.

Khadaesha’s philosophy is “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams”

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