Laurene M. Walker | Founder & Director
Dr. Walker - Blake has over 40 years of professional performing arts experience. She is an accomplished singer serving as a member of her church choir in St. Louis, Missouri, the Tuskegee University Choir, and the Baltimore Symphony Chorus. She trained in dance at the Katherine Dunham School of Dance in East St. Louis, Illinois. Dr. Walker has been a member of several performing arts companies and a guest choreographer and performer with the St. Louis Black Repertory Company. She has served as the director of dance and drama ministries, a psalmist, praise and worship leader, in prison ministry, and has taught in a local Bible college. Dr. Walker is an ordained minister and pastor of Way in the Word Worship Ministies. She has a master degree in social work. and a doctorate in Christian Education. She conducts sessions on Stress Management – A Biblical Approach, and has published a dance ministry workbook – “Dancing for the Lord.” In June 2004, Dr. Walker-Blake was a recipient of the United States Congressional Award for Community Service.