A little bit about me… well not so little.

I am a graduate of the University of the Ozarks of Clarksville, Arkansas and hold a Bachelor’s degree in Communication/Journalism. In 2005, I took on the poetic stage name and persona of Miss Mai both for the Eastern definitions assigned to the name (everything from brightness to serenity to blossom) and its similarity to the correct pronunciation of my birth name. I am a woman of many talents, hobbies and professions, and I consider myself very fortunate to have led a life rich in ministry and performances of all kinds.

I have always been passionate about the arts and dancing my entire life. As a youth, I danced with a community dance organization in Kansas City, KS called the Shades of Black for several years. As a teenager, I focused my creative energies on writing and acting, but never lost that love for dance. In 2011, I joined the Greater Pentecostal Temple dance ministry, God’s Glory and in 2012, I joined the Praise & Worship dance ministy. 2012 was also the year I fulfilled a lifelong dream to study ballet. My first year now behind me, and my knees and back so grateful for the break, I was thrilled to perform in my first summer recital with my class.

As a spoken word artist and winner of the American Jazz Museum’s Jazz Poetry Slam, I have shared the stage with Dr. Bill Cosby, James Fortune & FIYA, and smooth jazz guitarist Norman Brown. I am equally passionate about both my poetic and dance pursuits and I believe in giving God my all whether ministering through poetry or dance, and I am overjoyed and humbled to be used of God.