Creative Consultant I Director I Entertainer I Visionary
Candace was born and raised in Stone Mountain, Georgia and graduated from the University of Georgia with a Bachelors in Communication Studies in 2014. Her top-tier, management and entertainment industry experiences combined with her innovative, natural talents makes her a quadruple threat. Some of her talents include consulting, brand/artist development, casting, acting, dancing, directing, choreographing, hosting, public speaking and more. Candace has been fortunate to train under amazing creatives like Nicole Smith, JaQuel Knight, Tasha Bryant, TLC and others. She’s worked with various talents like Teyanna Taylor, Iman Shumpert, Gabrielle Union, 112, Teddy Riley, Tank, Johnny Gill and Silento, to name a few. She also is trained in Meisner-based technique under the guidance of Robert Mello at Robert Mello’s Studio. Projects such as “American Soul” on BET, “Greenleaf” on OWN, “HONEY: Rise Up and Dance” on Netflix and other productions gave Candace invaluable on-camera and crew experience.
The most notable projects Candace participated in are dancing as a principal dancer for the hit TV series on BET “The Quad”, lead dancer on the stage play Drumline LIVE, and assistant choreographer and performer for the Trumpet Awards. She also was featured on the show Wild-n-Out, where her video reached over five million views. Candace received the award of “Best Director and Best Show at the Black Theatre Festival” as creative director for Super Star Dreamz LIVE. Along with the many ventures that Candace is involved in, she concluded a three-year national tour in 2020 as a backup dancer for the King of R&B, Keith Sweat.
Candace is currently preparing to choreograph for Celine Dion’s international tour in 2022 for her opening set with world renowned saxophonist, Isaiah Tatum. Candace also works as the Outreach Director for a nonprofit called the Association of Controls Professionals (ACP) where she produces, directs and choreographs a musical entitled “A STEP in S.T.E.M – Automation Skills, Training, Education and Promotion in Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics”. She also hosts a podcast called “ACP Automation Adventure ”, where she interviews national leaders in Building Automation Systems and STEM discussing opportunities of high-tech, creative career opportunities for the youth. She also consults and manages projects at I-Inspire Studios. Candace enjoys recording music under her stage name “C-Marie ” and running multiple businesses – CHARMED by Candace, LLC: luxury mink eyelash boutique, Consulting for Creatives: entertainment consulting agency and the Breakfast Klub: young adult bible study.
Out of all the things that Candace is involved in, she is most passionate about being a leader for the youth and doing things in an unorthodox way. She is excited to bring this energy to I-inspire Studios as we develop the go-to training facility for all levels of talent in all aspects of entertainment. Candace hopes to teach as many youth as possible to “Perform to Transform”. She lives by this quote, “When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, ‘I used everything you gave me’ “.
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