Ciara Coleman is from Durham NC and began dancing at Dance Theatre South when she was 6 years old. Over the years, she took classes at Ninth Street Dance and minored in dance at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro. During her dance journey, Ciara had the opportunity to learn and explore various dance styles such as Ballet, Pointe, Jazz, Contemporary, Tap, Hip Hop, and Clogging. Ciara utilized dance as a way to recenter herself and as a reminder of how beautiful life can be. She was so excited to have the opportunity to learn and grow with Shaleigh Dance Works.
“I admire how the company uses its platform to empower others and bring awareness to marginalized communities, which is why ‘Be the beacon of light in someone’s darkness’ by Abraham Maslow is a quote that touches on my excitement.”-Ciara Coleman