Meet the Cast

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MARIAH ALLEN

Dancer

Mariah Allen is from Tulsa, Oklahoma and began pursuing dance in 2012. She attended Oral Roberts University where she studied Business Administration and minored in Dance Performance. After graduating, she trained under the directors of the Legacy Project, Adam and Shayna Acosta in hip hop, jazz and contemporary. While at the Legacy Project, Mariah has performed in the production “I AM” and competed in World of Dance Hip Hop in Chicago. Mariah is currently a member of Abstract Mindz hip hop crew lead by Chris Nored. Under Abstract Mindz, Mariah has performed in Brian Nhira’s Christmas show as a dancer and featured in Joshua Forbes "SHAKE it Off" promotional video.

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DAVONTAI BRADFORD

Dancer

DaVontai Bradford is from North Tulsa.  He has always loved to watch dance, but it wasn’t until he was in high school that he actually took it seriously.  Since then, he has travelled and taught hip-hop and swing dancing all over the United States.  DaVonai is going into his 9th year of teaching dance at Central High School.

TIFFANY MINIX

Dancer

Tiffany Minix is a 2021 graduate of Oral Roberts University. At a young age she directed many dance productions, and now is dancing professionally. She currently resides in Tulsa and teaches dance at the Beloved Dance Academy.

TYRA MILLINETS

Dancer

Tyra is a Senior at Oral Roberts University. Born and raised in New York City, Tyra began dancing in 2013 and continues to grow by teaching and dancing professionally in Tulsa, OK.

AHKIAH MCLENDON

Dancer

Ahkiah McClendon is a local artist born and raised in Tulsa, Oklahoma.  Growing up in a family of musical talent, he was also influenced by the art of music and dance, and continues to create and perform to this day. Ahkiah is a music producer, songwriter, and dancer.

JAYLA SMITH

Dancer

Jayla is a Junior at Booker T. Washington High School in Tulsa, OK. At a young age, Jayla found a love for acting, dancing, and modeling. As she continues to cultivate these gifts, she hopes to advance in skill and passion with each opportunity she receives.

JE'ANGELLE SMITH

Dancer

Je’Angelle is a 2021 graduate of Oral Roberts University with a BA in dance performance. She has been dancing since the age of two and professionally for 18 years old. She’s the oldest of three sisters and an aunt to her brothers’ two boys. She is Tulsa, Oklahoma born and raised, and continues to grow in the art that she loves.

CHARMANE TOWNSEND

Dancer

Charmane is originally from Chicago but has lived here for five years and is currently an up and coming artist in Tulsa. She is a 2019 Oral Roberts University graduate with B.A. in Performing Arts and a minor in Business. She is the mother of a five-year-old daughter who loves to dance as well.

KIONDREY WALKER

Dancer

Kiondrey is a very passionate and ambitious guy. He goes above and beyond the “normal” expectations to eliminate the word “basic” from anything he does. He has always looked up to Michael Jackson, Chris Brown, Beyoncé and Usher. They inspire him to push forth and be hard working and disciplined.  He has worked with crews such as Jungle Boogie, The Production, and professional choreographers Lucious Thomas and Emmanuel Hurd. He is currently with the M.O.F. Crew which stands for Movers of Faith!

DERRICK WILLIAMS

Dancer

Derrick Williams  is 19 years old and is from Tulsa, Oklahoma.  He has been dancing since he was a child.    Dancing is his passion and a gift that he enjoys. 

JOSHUA FORBES

Artistic Director - Forbes Dance

Mr. Joshua Forbes is a talented & creative performer, director, producer, choreographer, teacher & casting director. Whatever your creative vision is, he can help bring it to life!