Home of Divine Dance Company!

14849 Persistence Drive - 2nd Floor

Woodbridge, VA 


Capriece Piper; Founder and Executive Director

Divine Inspiration Inc's Founder & Executive Director Mrs. Capriece Piper is a long time advocate for the at risk, underprivileged, and youth fighting childhood obesity. The concept of our organization was born from her natural passion for the arts and the desire to participate in dance and arts programs as child but did not have the means or access to those opportunities.

Now she like many parents, want nothing more than to give our children all the possible opportunities the world can offer but many times those opportunities come at a hefty price tag. From the cost associated with extensive dance training, costume/recital fees, dance supplies, private lessons, travel cost, and that's just to name a few... one thing is certain; the arts can be expensive but with the launching of Divine Inspirations Center for the Arts - Home of Divine Dance Company we are making the arts affordable and accessible to all!

Zena Smith; Director of Programs 

Mrs. Smith currently serves as the Director of Programs for the Divine Inspiration Center for the Performing Arts (DICA). At a young age, Mrs. Smith had a desire to serve the youth in her community. In high school, she was afforded the opportunity to do so. At the community center in her neighborhood, she was involved with the after-school mentoring and tutoring programs. This involvement become a foundation, which has taught her the importance of giving back to her community.

In 2015, her daughter joined the Divine Dance Company and Mrs. Smith became a supportive parent. After Mrs. Smith and her daughter completed their first season, she knew this was the organization where she can make a difference. Volunteering over the past seasons and extending her service where needed has become her trademark. Her goals are to help develop, support and communicate the organizational vision for success.

In 2001, Mrs. Smith received an honorable discharge from the U.S. Air Force. Today, she continues to support the Department of Defense working as a government contractor in the National Capital Region.

Mrs. Smith enjoys spending time with her children, Tayler and Tyler and traveling the country with her husband Gregory.   

Anastacia King; Ballet Instructor

Anastacia King was beyond excited to  start her journey with Divine Inspirations for the 2019-2020 season. With 7 years of teaching experience and 22 years of classical ballet training with the Washington ballet and competitive dance companies, she believes it is an honor to be part of such an amazing organization that not only builds strong dancers but strong young ladies.

Janaya Wilson; Majorette Head Coach 

Under the mentorship of the Founder & Executive Director; Janaya (Coach JiJi), is one of Divine Inspiration’s leading choreographers and the head dance instructor for Divine Dance Company. She was the Captain of the organizations dance team in 2016 & 2017 and comes with a wealth of experience. 

She was professionally trained by master instructors in Ballet, Tap, Jazz, and modern dance for a duration of 8 years, winning National titles at sought show-style dance competitions such as Starquest, Starpower, and Platinum. Janaya aspires to be an entrepreneur in the field of the arts and strives to one day to

become a studio owner to continue to pay it forward in an impactful way!

Affala Atta; Assistant Majorette Coach 

Affala Atta is currently in her 3rd year at the illustrious Alcorn State University, majoring in Business Administration located in Lorman, Mississippi. Since a young age, Affala has been determined to advance her skills as a professional dancer. With so many high priced dance companies in Northern Virginia; she founded the first dance team at her local high school where she danced for 3 years as the Captain. In the spring of 2016, she  auditioned for Divine Dance Company, made the team, and soon became the Captain during the 2016 & 2017 dance seasons. She continues her passion for dance as a dancer at her university. Inspired by our Founder & Executive Director, Affala is the proud owner of FaFa lashes, a luxurious eyelash line. She aspires to be a mentor for the students of DICA and continues to be an inspiration to other DICA alumni!

Daniel Tahi; Majorette Asst. Coach

Daniel Tahi a freshman student at Old Dominion University is one of the first male dance students at DICA. He has a natural gift of dance and even stronger passion for the Majorette style and specializes in the Stand battle (also known as HBCU Stands) competitive dance prep style of dance. His strong hitting, creative, and innovative approach to choreography is the reason for many battle squad wins at DICA. He is also a Student aide for Prince William County School's AlphaBest formerly known as School Age Child Care Program (SAAC). Daniel's dedication to the developmental growth of DICAs company students is unwavering and he looks forward to shaping our students for a dance career in college. 

Terryn Nelson; West African Dance & Culture Instructor

 Terryn Nelson is a West African dancer (primarily the dances of Guinea, Mali and Senegal) and choreographer who started dancing in 1999 with the African Caribbean Dance Theater in Tallahassee, Florida. In 2002 she joined the Balafon West African Dance Ensemble under the direction of Mama Kadiatou Conte. She has performed in the National Capital Area, Pittsburgh, the Kennedy Center and the United Nations in NYC. 

In 2014 she joined the Soul In Motion Players family under the direction of Michael Friend and Pam Lassiter Rhone and had the opportunity to perform for the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History, Discovery Theater, and university shows in Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and Maryland. Terryn is a retired Army Lieutenant Colonel for the Army Nurse Corps. Upon her retirement in 2009, she decided to pursue her passion for fitness. She holds certifications in Aqua Cardio, Indoor Cycling, Zumba, Primary Group Exercise and Personal Training. She enjoys spending time with her big dog Teddy, her family and supporting the music ministry at her church. She is proud to be apart of building a legacy at Divine Inspirations Inc!

Nia Tucker; Head Hip Hop Coach

 Nia Tucker is a college student at North Carolina Central University where she is a  Psychology Major and minors in Business. In 2020, she became the head hip hop coach for DICA's Dance program. She has over 16 years of dance experience and 4 years of coaching experience. She is a member of a National Competition Dance team called House Arrest 2 and is a member of their 3rd chapter; Juke Squad. She has a God given talent and passion for the art of dance and brings the strong Hip Hop style to our DICA students!

Tiona Slack; Jr. Assistant Hip Hop Coach

Tiona Slack has an outstanding passion for the art of dance! She is a force to be reckoned with as a competitive All-star Cheerleader. She brings to DICA over 12 years of dance training and experience and enjoys many genres of dance including: Jazz, contemporary, and of course Hip Hop! 

Upon graduating she wants to study Forensic Psychology as a college student and desires to become a full-time coach to continue her passion in teaching youth to help them enhance their techniques and build dancers confidence!

Nate Owusu; Music & Theatre Instructor

Nathan Owusu has been pursuing the arts ever since he was a kid. He has been involved in music, dance, and theater since elementary school, but has just recently started to make it his own, He has been in plays and musicals such as The Wiz as Uncle Henry Shrek, and The Addams Family as Lurch just to name a few. During his senior year of High School he learned the art of afrobeat from his peers in the African community. He has had operatic/classical voice training from the amazing and renowned vocalist Mark Andrist and Dr.Lori Lind. It is with great pleasure to bring his God given talents to the students of DICA.

Nola Payton; Contemporary Instructor 

 Nola Payton has always had a strong passion for the arts. She is currently a sophomore at Old Dominion University where she is studying theater arts. She is a young inspiring performer who adores being able to uplift any and everyone that comes her way. She has over 10 years worth of dance experience in liturgical, ballet, majorette, modern & contemporary. Her favorite style is contemporary because she enjoys being able to tell stories through various movements. Nola danced with Divine as a student in 2018-2019 and is beyond excited to be able to give back to her community.

Dyvine Wood; Be Inspired! Mentor Coach

 Dyvine attends Virginia State University as a History major. She loves dancing, roller skating, and reading. Dyvine is an alumni of Divine Inspirations Dance program from 2017-2019. During her free time she loves touring the museums in Washington, DC and mentoring the students of DICA. She is skilled an enjoys tutoring the students in reading comprehension, writing, and math. Dyvine's has always been a natural leader and is the heart and soul of the Be Inspired mentorship program!