TaKiyah Wallace (Founder/Executive Director) began shooting the Brown Girls Do Ballet photo project in 2012 after searching for diverse classical ballet programs in Dallas, Texas through photos online. She now travels shooting the project and spreading the mission of the Brown Girls Do Ballet organization. She is a former Gifted-Education teacher (14 years), television host, and is the Owner/Photographer of Some Sweet Photography.
TaKiyah's work has been featured amongst such outlets as Wedding Nouveau, Huffington Post, Washington Post, Black Girl Long Hair, and Madame Noir and as an actress, her voice and likeness have been used in ad campaigns for Dickies, Ford, and The American Heart Association to name a few. She holds a Bachelors Degree from the University of North Texas and a Masters Degree from Texas Christian University.