Though Kolanie Marks, Eileen Torres, Antoine Troupe, and Rose Kemplin are the entrepreneurs behind KreativMndz (KM), we know we are only a small part of who KreativMndz is. KreativMndz is the dedicated team that delivers uncompromised commitment day in and day out. KreativMndz are the choreographers who give their all in every class they instruct. KreativMndz are the dancers who leave their hearts on the floor with every move they execute. KreativMndz is the Hip Hop community we admire and serve.
The journey for KM started long before it truly began - like a distant dream that playfully teases outstretched fingers. Once the dream was finally seized, the KM entrepreneurs quickly realized just how much sacrifice would be required to keep it alive. As fate would have it, unfortunate circumstances would strike at no fault of KM's, creating a financial ripple that seemed too large to overcome. As time passed, things were starting to take a turn for the better and KM was slowly hitting its stride.
Our mission has always been to awaken and guide people to their full potential so that they become the best version of themselves. But like so many other small businesses, KM was left devastated by this pandemic which abruptly halted the caliber of our existence. Though we tried shifting our business model to online classes and driving on-demand content, we have not been able to meet the financial demands of mounting expenses like rent and debt.
We want to continue to provide a creative outlet for our dancers to express their emotions - ESPECIALLY now. We want to provide a platform for choreographers to paint their artistic talents. We want to continue to contribute to the Hip Hop community we celebrate with every piece of choreography and every syncopated beat of music. Additionally, despite these difficult times, we have continued to dedicate our time and resources to raising funds for worthy causes like meals for essential workers, meals for dancers, mental awareness charities, and Dancers Unite for Black Lives. We are fighting for survival. We come to you now vulnerable, humbled, and in need of your support.
With your donations, we will be able to keep our doors open to serve our communities and our dancers. Our goal is to reach $150,000.00 to cover expenses for both LA and Mukilteo, WA locations as follows:
A member of the Executive Team will be withdrawing funds every $50k in order to pay outstanding bills and back rent accumulated during the closures due to Covid.
THANK YOU in advance for your donations. No amount is too small, and we are so very appreciative of all your support.
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We thank you so much for your continued support over the years. We want nothing more than to continue to serve our community for generations to come.
- Matthew Salinas
- Rebecca Onyewu
- Nicoette Harbis
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