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Marinda Davis Wiki: The Power of a Woman, Redefined!

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Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Marinda Davis is bravely battling seven diseases at once, and though the doctors have declared her terminally ill, Davis shows nothing but confidence and courage in her life. The passionate dancer's medical bills are through the roof, and people in the dance community are trying their best to raise funds for the amazing woman. Here's a Marinda Davis wiki to help you know her better.

A Passion for Dance

Marinda Davis was just a two-year-old when she began training for dance. She went to the Mary Jo's Performing Arts Academy, while also studying at Blake High School of the Arts. Davis was just 15 when she toured for her dance performances, and she assisted some well-known names in the dance community like Ray Leeper, Dennis Caspary, and Gus Giordano.

Marinda Davis was a born dancer, and from the age of 18, when she moved to New York, she considered dance as a career. Davis moved from Tampa, Florida to New York on a scholarship, where she attended the Marymount Manhattan College and received a BA degree in Dance and a minor in Musical Theater.

Davis was an assistant to Sheila Baker, while she studied at the Broadway Dance Center (BDC). She performed with Sting, 98 Degrees, and Anthony Morigerato's company. Though she was into performing all the while, Davis' focus shifted to teaching and choreographing.

A Battle With Life

It was a complete shock for Davis to find out that she had not one, but seven autoimmune diseases; lupus, dysautonomia, insulin resistance, an aggressive autoimmune connective tissue disorder, Hashimoto's Disease (chronic lymphocytic thyroiditis), Cushing's Disease, and an unidentified gastronomical disease.

But Davis' terminal illness has not stopped the wonderful woman from living a full life, and she is a huge inspiration to people all across the globe who are suffering from health problems. Many fundraisers and events are being held for Marinda Davis because her medical treatment is what is pushing her ahead.

Awards and Recognition

Marinda Davis has her own group called marInspired; the storytellers, and they present their work at well-renowned places like Platform at El Portal, The Giving Tree, and Dancin' Downtown at the Joyce.

Davis was a recipient of the Capezio Ace award in 2015 given to the best dance teachers every year. She performed her first full-length show in New York called "Breakable," which sold out before you could say Tango! The group performed at The Salvatore Capezio Theater before the Capezio Ace Award was presented to her.

The Marinda Davis Fundraiser is hosted by fellow teachers and choreographers, one of whom is Emily Bufferd. "She at one point had been able to teach and choreograph with assistants, but now she, unfortunately, is no longer able, and is currently in L.A. being treated," said Buffered when asked about Davis.

Davis' many health issues seem to be just a small hurdle for the "beacon of light in the dance industry." Dance, in fact, seems to help Davis in her treatment. Her mentor, Sheila Baker is also an avid part of the event.

Davis teaches at the Broadway Dance Center, Peridance Capezio Center, and many more, where she loves to pass on her dancing skills to her teenage and even younger students.

Davis is working with a modern theatrical company called Points of View in L.A. and even did her second full-length "Unbreakable" event in August 2016.

There are very few people who look for positive aspects in troubled times, and no matter how many applauds, praises, and awards Marinda Davis receives, they will never be enough. Here's hoping a life full of love, dance, fun, and most importantly, good health to Marinda Davis.

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