Faith Joy Mondesire, a native of Brooklyn, began her formal training at Fiorello H. Laguardia High School in the Class of 2016. She recently graduated from SUNY Purchase College as a Double Major/Dual Degree with her BFA in Dance and BA in English Literature with a concentration in African American Studies. In her studies she curated a thirty page research paper on the subject of Soul and its multifaceted layering in performance, literature, and choreography. She has received the Outstanding Senior Dance Award, and the Homer Avila Scholarship in 2018 from the Alonzo King Lines Summer Intensive. Throughout her years at Purchase she has had the opportunity to perform and work with artists such as Joseph Hernandez, Sidra Bell, Kristen Foote, Melanie Gambino, Kyle Abraham, and Doug Varone. Faith has completed summer programs by Dance Theatre of Harlem, Alonzo King LINES Ballet and MOVE|NYC|. She has hopes to continue to pursue her career as a professional dancer, model and writer.