Fareedha Williams-Appah reigns from the sunshine state Miami, FL. She received her BFA in dance from New World School of the Arts/University of Florida in 1998. While in school she received full scholarships to the Florida Dance Festival, Jacob's Pillow, Bates Dance Festival and Urban Bush Woman Summer Dance Institute. Her abroad experience includes performing in Sydney, Australia and Kaoshiung, Taiwan with the New World School of the Arts Dance Company. Throughout her career she has had the esteemed pleasure of studying under James Truitte, Daniel Lewis, Bebe Miller, David Dorfman, Milton Myers, Anne Marie Forthye, Reginald Yates, Karen Stewart and Chuck Davis, just to name a few. Fareedha toured nationally with Chuck Davis' African American Dance Ensemble 1998-2001. Right after completing 3 years with AADE, she set off to teach modern dance at Durham School of the Arts in Durham, NC.
She can be seen on PBS Great performance series of "Free to Dance", sponsored by the American Dance Festival. Fareedha has taken part in the 1st Annual regional National Dance Education Organization held at SUNY Brockport University, where the topic was "Dancing with the Whole Child" with Bill Evans. She is also an accomplished Licensed Massage Body Therapist, specializing in Swedish, Deep Tissue, Sports and Chair Massage. Mrs. Appah is proud to be a co-founder of the Elikem African Dance Company. She is currently educating young dancers at West Cary Middle School in Cary, NC.