Ms. La Shawn
La Shawn began dancing at the age of 5 years old. She trained at Dellos Dance Studio in Walnut, CA and has been involved in a myriad of other dance activities ranging from competing locally to choreographing for cheerleading squads.
In 1999, she felt like God shifted her focus from the traditional dance path, to one that incorporated a spiritual experience. She started by teaching jazz, tap and ballet and created the "Steps of Faith " dance team at Faith Center Ministries in Walnut, CA. It was an incredible journey as she had the opportunity to pour into the lives of youth through dance and mentorship. The team danced at several events including weddings, banquets, fairs, amusement parks, the Billy Graham Kids-Zone Evangelical Crusades, ect.
La Shawn had the awesome privilege to minister along side other anointed dancers for the Azusa Street Revival Centennial celebration in Los Angeles in 2006. And in 2008, she joined a Company of Women and held a dance conference in South Africa at Change Bible Church. She returned to South Africa with Faith Center Ministries in 2009 to minister in dance at conferences and several churches.
La Shawn started Dare To Dream Arts Academy in August 2009, with a goal to provide a safe environment where students are encouraged to do their best and dream big. Desiring to help other dance ministries develop excellence in their liturgical gifts, she founded the Inland Empire Praise Dance Connection in 2012. It's mission is to unite praise dance teams in the Inland Empire.
La Shawn currently feels compelled to help other women develop as entrpreneurs and has opened an EBW2020 (Empowering a Billion Women by 2020) chapter in Fontana. EBW2020 is a global company dedicated to financially enabling women entrepreneurs and leaders. We empower and enable women by connecting them to opportunities, funding sources, digital tools, financial planning, leadership skills, and a safe place to develop a stronger business acumen. EBW2020 also provides a community of like-minded thinkers that supports and encourages women to keep going and recommends vetted products, services, and solutions that enable women to choose how they want to empower their business success.