Born and raised in Oakland, CA, Tiye is an educator at Success Preparatory Academy. Her passions lead her to New Orleans six and a half years ago to work with youth and community members in the Lower Ninth Ward at Our School at Blair Grocery. She moved to as a Teach For America Corps member, and is dedicated to the development of African-American children. She holds a Bachelors from Temple University and a Masters from Louisiana College. She has been dancing since she was 6 years old and knows that dance can liberate and inspire.