Born in Los Angeles, CA , Marquita migrated to Houston, Texas where she began dancing. She furthered her training at Sam Houston State University training with Dana Nicolay, Jennifer Pontius, and the late Jonathan Charles. After receiving her Masters from Dallas Baptist University in 2009, Marquita traveled to over 20 states and 5 continents, teaching dance and performing.
In 2012, she created Silence the Violence, a non-profit dedicated to ending violence towards for women and children through creative advocacy. Marquita is also the Founding Director of Fusion Performance Company, which offers focused growth to dancers in excellence and leadership, while using their skills to help the world at large, raising thousands for local and international charities. Currently, she is an Associate Professor with Collin College and Brookhaven College.
In 2014, Marquita published her first book “Radically Ordinary”, and shares the work she is doing in various conferences, professional gatherings, and the TEDX platform. In 2016, she launched LOMA YogaCottage in Historic Mckinney with Lori Green, offering private and semi-private guidance and coaching to yogis of all ages. When Marquita isn’t writing, speaking or moving, you can find her teaching yoga and making homemade herbal detox bath salt. She has two little girls, Emmy Ana Grace and Elle Ava Grace, who love to dance. two