For 2013-14 school year Miss Nakiva will be teaching:
- Thurs 3:30-4pm Creative Dance
- Thurs 4-5pm Ballet 1
- Thurs 5:15-6:15 Ballet 2
- Fri. 6:15-7:15 pm Tap 2
- Fri. 7:15-8:15 pm Tap 3
Nakiva Cleveland first discovered her passion for dance when she was 3 years old. The love of dance was passed down from her mother, who also grew up dancing. She received extensive training in ballet, jazz, Broadway, contemporary, and tap at Dance! And all that Jazz! in Newport, Oregon.
Nakiva participated in yearly workshops at her studio, taking classes from professional choreographers from The EDGE Performing Arts Center in Los Angeles. She has also attended several dance intensives, including Word in Motion Urban Dance Festival and several years of LA DanceForce conventions. While in high school, Nakiva participated in several LADF competitions, earning silver awards with her jazz group and platinum awards for tap.
Nakiva has been at Reflections and a member of the Emerge Dance Company since January 2010, where God has continued to grow and stretch her while combining two of her greatest passions: dancing and Jesus.
Outside of dance, Nakiva is a full-time Lead Residential Counselor at an adolescent residential treatment center in Seattle. She loves working with these children and providing them with hope and love that they so desperately need. Nakiva is passionate about using the gifts and passions God has given her to further His kingdom and to love His children.