Over the past eight years, A Peace-Full Reign Dance Inc., has appeared before thousands of people, including noted dignitaries. Events and venues, both large and small, in and around the State of Georgia includes:
The summers of 1995, 1998, and 1999 - Performed during the opening and closing ceremonies of the The Black Lutheran Convocation.
Fall 1995 - Performed "The Garden of Eaten," conducted by the Decatur Cooperative Ministries, Inc.
February 1996 - Performed at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Black History-Women's Program, attended and addressed by U.S. Congresswomen Cynthia McKinney.
Summer 1996 - Performed at the Olympic Venue/Redeemer Lutheran Church, Atlanta, Georgia.
July 1996 - Performed "A Minor Revelation," a dinner theater play, for the Black Lutheran Convocation (hosted in Atlanta, Georgia before an audience of 400).
March 1998 - Performed at the Children at Risk/Children of Promise Symposium, conducted by the Lutheran Missouri Synod.
July 1998 - Choreographed the opening ceremony for the National Cross Cultural Youth Gathering held at Emory University. Several cultural dances were performed (Liberian, Latin, Korean, Native American-Cherokee) and viewed by more than 900 people.
July 1998 - Choreographed the opening ceremony for the Big Gathering/National Lutheran Youth Gathering held in Atlanta's Georgia Dome. This performance included 200 children of different races, nationalities and ethnicities from all over the U.S. and was viewed by an audience of 30,000.
June 1999 - Performed at the Metropolitan Atlanta Christian Council of Churches breakfast. Guest speakers included U.S. Congressman John Lewis and Sister Helen Prejean, renowned author of the book "Dead Man Walking."
July 2000 - Performed at the Atlanta Renaissance Art Gallery (at the Atlanta Underground) during the National Black Arts Festival.
September 2001 - Performed in the play "Expecting the Unexpected" at the Clayton County Performing Arts Center, Jonesboro, Georgia. One of the dances was choreographed by Frankie Buie and Kerri Heywood, and was performed to the song "Sinner Man" (found on the Alvin Ailey soundtrack, "Revelations").
March 2002 - Artistic Director Kerri Heywood was interviewed by A.I.B. (Atlanta Interfaith Broadcasters, Inc.) and a live dance performance by A Peace-Full Reign Dance Inc., was videotaped. The performance was broadcast April 27, 2002, thru May 2, 2002, and helped to promote their spring recital of "Aurora," scheduled for May 4, 2002.
May 2002 - On May 1st, Artistic Director Kerri Heywood's interview on local gospel radio station 860 AM LOVE 86 was taped for airing on May 3rd and the morning of May 4th, 2002. This promoted the spring recital of "Aurora," a play written by Barbara Dorsey about the second week after creation and the interactions of Adam and Eve. Performed by A Peace-Full Reign Dance Inc., and Drama Group, dancers are placed intermittently throughout the play to add clarity to the plight of Adam and Eve.
June 2002 - On June 15th A Peace-Full Reign Dance Inc., performed at the opening ceremony for the Mental Health Forum sponsored by the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc., Marietta - Roswell Alumnae Chapter.
July 2002 - On July 26th, "Aurora" was performed at the Lutheran Convocation, at the request of The Board for Black Ministry Services. The performance was given with a standing ovation from the 1000 people in attendance.
1995 - Present - Each year an annual spring recital and Christmas pageant is presented. These annual recitals and pageants have had such a powerful and positive influence on the students that many have continued their involvement for more than seven years.
2003: A Peace-Full Reign Dance Inc., Aired an Outreach Bible
Study/Television Program called
"A Time To Dance". The Show aired the entire month of October, on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Pastor Victor J. Belton, delivered the
message with supporting Bible verses, after which, A Peace-Full Reign Dancers performed a Liturgical Dance that supported each message and biblical verse that was read.
2004: Juanita Hicks, the Clerk of Superior Court for Fulton County, in
Atlanta, Ga, invited A Peace-Full Reign to perform during a Prayer brunch which served as a fund-raiser. The fund-raiser was held on January 24, 2004, at New Springfield Baptist Church in Atlanta.
With an innovative repertory, which blends ballet, modern and ethnic dance movement; Kerri continues to create spirited images of contemporary dance. As a result, students receive not only a thorough grounding in the primary techniques required for a successful performing career, but also specialized training, in the rich and varied traditions of dance. Some of A Peace-Full Reigns' students have been accepted into accredited schools for the performing arts. Others competed and were chosen for the dance team that took part in the half-time show performed at Superbowl XXXIV, here in Atlanta, Georgia.