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 committed to taking the arts back for Christ. We serve the diverse inner city community by providing a space for personal growth and development for young people while also enriching, and transforming lives. We provide training, performance and ministry opportunities that create positive self-esteem, builds confidence and educate students on cultures outside of their own. Our goal is to save souls through dance and spread the word of Jesus Christ through movement. We offer a varied dance program with price options for all levels of interest, with greater emphasis on group classes and small package sessions to reach dance skill objectives. Our instructors have access to continual training with some of the area’s top professional instructors and trainers. This provides our students with up-to-date steps and technique and access to the latest dance trends
Anointed Feet Dance’s rapport within the community has graced them the opportunity to minister at mega liturgical dance conferences and conduct master classes nationally. AFD encourages their students to lead, teach, and to be positive reinforcements to all those they come encounter with.