Cherdise Foy-Nixon is a mother of 5, a dancer, choreographer, dance educator, and artistic director. She was born in Washington DC and began her dance career at the age of 9 by studying at several dance studios in the DMV area (Jr. Mode Dance Studio, Joyce LaVerne Dance Studio, and Umoja Creative Dance Studio). Cherdise graduated from Suitland High School Visual and Performing Arts program in “2001” with a study in dance. Mrs. Foy-Nixon went on the study dance and education at Towson University and University of Maryland College Park.
During her career she studied Cecchetti/Ballet, Jazz, Horton & Graham/Modern, Lyrical, Contemporary, and African dance under the instruction of Jennifer Buchanan, Adrian Vincent James, Tammy Hurt, Vincent Williams, Catherine Horta-Hayden, Stephanie Powell, Alvin Mayes, and many others. Through her dance travels she has participated in the Dance Theater of Harlem (DTH) residency program, performed at The Apollo, The Kennedy Center, and BET’S Teen Summit etc. Mrs. Foy-Nixon has also been a part of several productions like “Brothers of The Knight,” “La Familia,” “Project Exposure,” “Reserjens,” and many more.
She has worked with the talented Kim Bears of Philadanco, dancer/actress Debbie Allen, actress Vanessa Bell-Calloway, singer James Ingram, dancer/instructor Robbin Tasha Ford, dancer\choreographer Waylon Anderson and others. Throughout her dance endeavors, Cherdise has continued to instruct beautiful young dancers for 15 years all across the DMV area.