Meet The Team


Keichea is the Owner and Director of FDX Pure Sole. FDX Pure Sole, formerly known as Freedom: Danz Xpressionz, is a hip-hop flavored dance studio offering instruction in multiple forms of dance for students ages 18 months through adult.

Keichea is a dancer, choreographer, certified educational coach, certified secondary teacher, entrepreneur and business woman.  She began her dance training at the age of 3 at Toni’s School of Dance Arts and moved on to Lascu School of Ballet.  She has studied gymnastics at Tindal and Crowell Recreation Centers and had additional dance training at Interlochen Arts Camp and with Cass Tech’s dance workshop.

Keichea was a founding member of the Detroit-Windsor Dance Company (DWDC) and returned in 1994 for two additional years with DWDC.  She attended Walden University working toward her Doctorate degree in Education (ABD). She graduated from Marygrove College (May 2008), where she received her Masters of Education Degree, and Wayne State University (May 2000), where she received her Master’s in Business Administration.  She received her undergraduate degree in Business Management from Hampton University in May 1994.  At Hampton, Keichea was a member of the Terpsichorean Dance Company under the direction of Mrs. E. Nina Butts.  Keichea is also a graduate of Cass Technical High School.

Keichea is a proud member of the illustrious Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Southfield Alumnae Chapter. Keichea is also a member of the Order of the Eastern Star and the proud mother of 15 year old Spirit and 13 year old Keichean. Currently, Keichea is a Secondary teacher in the Farmington Public Schools District and will serve as the Summer School Middle School Principal for 2018.


Nikki is currently an office manager for a Beaumont Medical Group office at Beaumont Farmington Hills Thoracic Surgery and Mohs Surgery. Nikki has been in the healthcare field for over 20 years. Nikki holds two Associate of Arts from Wayne County Community College (1992) and Baker College (2011). Nikki has been a dance mom when her daughter started dancing at age 5, but became deeply involved when her daughter joined the competing/performing dance team of Freedom: Danz Xpressionz. Nikki later became a board member for Freedom: Danz Xpressionz (2007-2009). When Ms. Keichea decided to reopen the doors as FDX Pure Sole dance studio in 2016, Nikki became the Administrative Assistant. Nikki is also a current board member of the FDX Pure Soul Foundation holding the position as secretary.
Administrative Assistant


Carmela Adams, a native Detroiter, started training at Toni’s School of Dance at the age of 11. Her training includes ballet, tap, jazz, modern, African, hip hop, and Dunham Technique. She performed and choreographed for local artist and dance companies throughout the Detroit area: Body Rhythm Dance Theatre, Onyxx Dance Company, Freedom Danz Xpressionz, Passions Dance Company and Detroit-  Windsor Dance Company. She studied under the direction of Gina Ellis, Ray Mercer, Shashu Amenra, Deborah White-Hunt and Greg Curry. Carmela had the pleasure of performing in the 2006 Super Bowl pre- game show with Stevie Wonder, India Arie, Joss Stone and John Legend. Carmela is currently enrolled at Henry Ford College pursuing a degree in Physical Therapy.


Jordan Clemons is a young dance fanatic, who discovered her passion for dance at 8 yrs. Old. She began her dance journey at her local church, where she learned liturgical, Mime, and contemporary. In Church she was introduced to ballet and modern under the leadership of Ms. Kiechea Wilson. From there she went on to attend local Detroit dance schools, such as, Jazz & Spirit Dance Theatre, Fem Fatal, and The Body of Praize Dance factory. Jordan has taken several Master Dance classes with dancers like Alicia Graf Mack, from Alvin Ailey Dance, company members of Chicago’s Deeply Rooted Dance Company, and has even graced the stage with American Ballet Theatre’s Principle dancer Misty Copeland. Miss Clemons recently graduated from Grace College Theological Seminary with her Bachelor’s in Business Management. She is looking forward to auditioning in the fall for the Ailey Dance School in New York for the 2018-2019 season.


Kyrah A. Gradford. At the age of 3, Kyrah began dancing at Freedom Dance Xpressionz aka F:DX and continued dancing there until the age of 10.  After the closing of F:DX in 2009, she performed at Southfield High school with the marching band, as a pomerette/dancer from 2011-2015. She is currently an understudy with the dance company ConteXture Dance Detroit & is furthering her education at Marygrove College where she is majoring in Dance/Performing Arts. In her freshman year, she worked hard and was promoted from intermediate Ballet & Modern to Ballet 2 & Modern 2 by the end of 1st semester, and promoted again to Ballet 1 & Modern 1 in her 2nd semester, as well as promoted from Company 2 to Company 1.

Once finished with college, Kyrah’s hope is to either join Complexions Contemporary Ballet or the Joffrey Ballet.  Her fall back will be to dance for the Royal Carribean International and travel the world, performing.
Is currently a senior at Marygrove College Studying in Dance and Child Development. She also teaches at ChildTime Preschool. She first started dancing at the age of three with Freedom Danz Xpressionz.  Since then she has been to several other studios after the closing in 2009.

She has had opportunities such as dancing with Fela Production with Motor City Dance Factory. She has competed in several local competitions and traveled with Marygrove Dance Company to participate in ACDA. Her passion is to teach and give back the knowledge she has learned over the years.




Dancing at a neighborhood recreational center as an afterschool activity, Tiaria fell in love with dance at the tender age of six. Later, She joined the West Side Cubs, a competitive cheerleading team where she learned cheer and tumbling skills. Moving forward in life she became a Dance major at  Detroit School of Arts high school and was the captain of the marching bands Flag team by her senior year in 2012. Going on to higher learning, Tiaria graduated from Marygrove College with a bachelors of Fine Arts degree in Dance Performance in May of 2016. Throughout her time at Marygrove she trained rigorously in Modern, Ballet, and Jazz technique while also performing as a member of company 1. The summer after graduation Tiaria lived in New York, NY training at The Ailey School as she was accepted into The Alvin Ailey summer intensive. Currently, pushing to complete her masters program in Education from Central Michigan University. Still and all, fulfilling her passion as an Tumbling, Gymnastics, and Dance instructor, while utilizing she gift to empower, motivate, and inspire while.
Ra Shawna Moore began dancing at the age of three years old at Freedom Danz xpressionz. From 2013-2014 she was a member of Oakland University Vitality Dance Team. She is now a junior at Wayne State University Majoring in dance. During her first year at Wayne State she was apart of the African Dance Company To Sanagana under the direction of Karen Prall. Ra Shawna is also a part of the DTE Detroit Tigers Energy Squad and Comerica Park.



Ms. Yoronda (Ms. YoYo) began her dance life at the tender age of 5 at Jan's Dance School.  After surpassing her entire class her mother felt she needed a more advanced studio.  The next season she was enrolled into Wendy's School of Dance in Detroit where she studied Ballet, Tap, Modern, Jazz, Clogging, Baton, & Pom-Pom. 
After being with Wendy for almost 10 years the studio was closing and Yoronda was forced to find a new dance home. 

In 1999 Yoronda learned about Freedom: Danz Xpressionz (FDX) where she met Ms. Keichea, and the entire FDX family, and instantly fell in love with the unique hip-hop flavored dance studio.  Yoronda began teaching her first dance class in high school at Freedom, and was also a X generation, and later a Company member.  
Leaving Freedom was extremely hard for Yoronda however, she enrolled into Alabama State University where she studied Physical Therapy, and also continued dancing on the Universities dance team.Yoronda has participated in over 20 dance recitals, numerous competitions around the world, and has earned countless awards, including best solo.
Yoronda received her Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice.
Currently, Yoronda is a Fraud Investigator for a financial institution, wife, and mother to one son BUT dance is and will always be her first love.
Yoronda loves teaching and is extremely excited to put back on her dance shoes, and meet her new babies!! 




I am 21 years old studying early childhood development and education. I have been dancing since I was 3 years old and Freedom Danz Xpressions is my dance home. My favorite styles of dance are hip-hop and jazz.   


Tracie Taylor has been dancing since the age of 7 where she started as a cheerleader and transitioned over to a dancer. Her dance training started at Fem Fatale Dance Studio and includes Classical Ballet, Modern/Contemporary, Tap, Jazz, Hip-Hop, and African dance. She attended Detroit School of Arts as a dance major and after graduation she went to William Penn University in Oskaloosa, Iowa to join the dance team. While she was there, she taught at Yarkosy & Co. Dance Productions as the Junior Dance Teacher. She’s currently a sophomore at University of Michigan – Dearborn studying Computer Science and is working on starting a dance team at her school. She stopped dancing for a couple years but that didn’t stop her from attending the Detroit Pistons Dance Camps and being a part of the Foluke – Jeffrey & The Artists Dance Company for a couple months. After she graduates from college, Tracie plans on moving to Los Angeles to join Debbie Allen Dance Company and to become a certified dance teacher. “Never Stop Dancing” is her motivation to pursue her dreams.