Yolanda is a
dancer and choreographer. She was born
in Chicago, Illinois where she received training in dance under the teaching of
Rosalyn Acevedo of the Divine Expressions School of Dance in 2005 and Renee
Gray of the Praise Party School of Dance in 2007. She has attended many conferences and
workshops teaching choreography of
dance. The classes included ballet,
modern dance, technique in dance, and flag worship.
and talents began to grow spiritually under the leadership of Eric Susberry,
Pastor of Elim Christian Church. Yolanda has choreographed and danced for
women’s and church events, appreciations, dance concerts, conferences, work
shops and outreach events as well.
Yolanda is one
of the founder’s and the Director of the JOYD Dance Ministry in Chicago,
Illinois. She is using her gift to
spread the gospel through the use of movement.
In 2008, she graduated and received her License as a Minister of Dance
from the Eagles International Training Institute, under the leadership of
Apostle Dr. Pamela Hardy.
In 2010 the Lord
called Yolanda to reach the nations as a missionary in Trinidad and Africa. Yolanda
is currently serving as the Director of the Dance Ministry at Elim Christian
April of 2014, Yolanda became a Certified Praise Dance Fitness Instructor under the leadership of Marcia Cody, Founder and Director of Highest Praise Dance Fitness
In 2015, she graduated as a Certified Liturgical Dance Educator under the leadership of Jocelyn Richard with Visual Praise Ministries.