MWD Dance Staff

Our Talented Staff

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Owner, Director

Jessica is the Owner and Director of Mayela World Dance. She’s originally from the Democratic Republic of Congo which is where she received her versatile dance skills and training. Jessica has danced and choreographed professionally for over 25 years. She started a international  african dance team DRC at 18 years with her sister Felicia and cousin Laura. The group traveled and become known around the world and also received internatinall and YouTube recognition with over 7.5 million views. She was a member of The West Charlotte Marching Lions as a dancer and flag girl. She attended Appalachian State University where she was one of the founding member of the first  Hip-Hop dance team Hip-Hop Oasis better know as H20. Jessica was also a professional cheerleader for the Charlotte Hounds where she danced for 3 years. Jessica quotes “My passion and gift of dance if from God and I will use this amazing gift he’s blessed me with to spread joy throughout the world!” Jessica vision for MWD is that she not only wants to teach her students dance but to build confidence, inspire body ownership and to have and experience of a lifetime!

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 Director of Internal Affairs, Administrator 

Priscilla is an Award Winning Teacher in the Charlotte Mecklenburg School District. She has received over 7 awards for Teacher of the year and has been nominated over 10 times. She is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Incorporated and gives back to the community as a mentor and coach for Rhythm Phi Soul for over 10 years. Priscilla is a well known and trusted leader and is known for her leadership skills and service around the world. We are thrilled to have her as one of MWDs Own!  

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Hip-Hop Dance Instructor

Ebiere is a professionally trained hip-hop dancers from Nigeria. Her family migrated to California in the 80'ies which is where she trained professionally. We can’t imagine our Dance Company without this valuable Instructor. Her combination of discipline and talent makes her incredibly special.

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Director of Finance 

Alex has been in the financial service industry for over 25 years and has a passion and love for dance. He is a proud member of Financial Leaders of America and served as the head financial treasure. Alex is excited to be apart of the MWD team! He quotes "This is my dream job!"

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Jazz & Contemporary Dance Instructor

Max Johnson joined us only a few years ago, but we can’t imagine our Dance Company without this valuable Instructor. He has trained professionally in New York and received his Masters Degree in Dance with a concentration in Ballet. He has a passion to teach students to be the best that they can be. His combination of discipline and talent makes him an incredibly special dancer.

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African Dance Instructor/ Competition Corrdinator

Felicia has over 20 years of dance and cheer experience. She is a member of MWD Dance Adult performance team. Felicia is originally form the Democratic Republic of Congo which is where she receives her African dance training. She was a member of West Charlotte High School Cheer Squad and North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University Aggie Cheer. She has a love and passion for dance and fitness and loves being apart of the MWD team! Get ready to be dazzled by the grace and flawless movements of Felicia!

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Majorette Dance Instructor

Coming from an extensive background in all types of dance, we’re thrilled to have Jesse Neimus as an Instructor of  MWD Dance Company. She has trained over 5,000 plus dancers over the pass 10 years in majorette dance and jazz. She has a mind and eye to see what each student needs as dancers.  Jesse’s favorite quote is “Never give up, smile and let God take care of it all”! She is excited to be apart of the MWD team! 

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Tap & Praise Dance Instructor

Morgan James is an incideible talent and has a love and passion for praise and tap dance. She has been apart of the Dancer of America Association and knows what it takes to train dances to be fearless and great!  Her combination of discipline and talent makes her an incredibly special dancer and dance instructor. She is very excited to be apart of the MWD team to help achieve success with all of dancers!