Founder, director and choreographer of Project 7 Contemporary Dance Company, Cherrise Wakeham has been dedicated to the art of movement since the age of seven and is now recognized nationally for her choreography as well as her success as an influential instructor. With a relentless vision for style and innovation, she has shared her passion for dance with hundreds of students and several companies, studios, and intensives in the southeastern U.S., including The Project, Circuit on Tour, Breathe the Intensive, Gotta Dance Atlanta, Dance 101, Roswell City Dance and others. Recently, Cherrise was interviewed by and featured in the October issue of Dance Informa Magazine, chosen as a finalist for the 2010 Capezio ACE Awards in New York City this past summer for her work, Be Your Love, and in 2009, recognized in Dance Spirit Magazine for her piece, Vogue, named the 2009 Editor's Choice, Video of the Year. Having graduated Summa Cum Laude with Honors from Georgia State University with a B.A. in Psychology, Cherrise aims to combine a concentration in child development with her passion for cultivating creativity, discipline, and self-worth within her students and a positive creative experience in her company.