Kanisha is an Instructor, Educator, Minister, Choreographer, Coach, Mentor and most importantly a worshiper born and raised in Los Angeles, CA. She began dancing as a liturgical dancer at the age of 6. She holds a Bachelors of Arts in Dance from the University of California, Riverside a Masters of Fine Arts in Performance and Choreography from the Florida State University, and an Honorary Doctorate Degree of Humanities from the Elbon Solutions College of Ministry. Kanisha committed her childhood to the work of Christ by traveling and ministering through dance with Day 3 Dance Ministry for 11 years. In 1999, Kanisha founded Generation Xpectation Hip-Hop Dance Ministry in her home church and served as director and choreographer for 8 years. Kanisha has worked and trained extensively in contemporary/modern, jazz, hip hop, ballet, and African dance. Mrs. Bennett has conducted contemporary master classes at various colleges and universities, as well as high schools, middle schools, and churches throughout the US and abroad, which have invoked her passion for educating students. During the 2010-2011 season, Kanisha danced and toured with the internationally acclaimed dance company Urban Bush Women based out of Brooklyn, NY. She has shared her work at Mt. San Jacinto Community College, Florida State University, Victory Institutional Baptist church, Precision Dance Company, Cal State Dominquez Hills University and Bethel AME (Tallahassee, FL) to name a few.
As the owner/founder of Anointed Feet Dance School/Company Kanisha also serves as the artistic director, choreographer, primary instructor and Minister of Arts. She also holds the title of Wife to her amazing husband Cordell Bennett and mother of her three extraordinary sons Chase, Christian, and Cayson Bennett. Among her many titles, Kanisha is also an associate faculty member at El Camino College. Kanisha’s passion is to touch as many lives as possible through the art of dance, and is excited to continue on this journey of taking the Arts back for Christ with Anointed Feet Dance!
Anointed Feet Dance is a Christian Based Dance School and Company committed to taking the arts back for Christ. Our mission is to bridge the gap between the technically trained dancer and worshiper. Anointed Feet Dance School staff and instructors minister the word of God through creative movement and dance. AFD offers technique classes in ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop, and contemporary as well as fitness classes including Afro-Fit, Zumba, and Hula Hoop fitness. AFD also regularly conducts workshops on “Understanding the heart of a Worshiper.” These classes and workshops have impacted their students young and old to live a life dedicated to Christ and also encourage self-esteem and positive self-images.
Anointed Feet Dance’s rapport within the community has graced them the opportunity to minister at mega liturgical dance conferences and conduct master classes within the Centinela Valley School District. Anointed Feet Dance’s mission is to spread the word of Jesus Christ and save souls through movement. AFD encourages their students to lead, teach, and to be positive reinforcements to all those they come encounter with.