Christian Troupe “Dance for Christ” Performance to Feature “America’s Got Talent” Choreographer at Paramount Goldsboro

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“Dance For Christ,” the Goldsboro, N.C.-based dance troupe that celebrates spirituality through movement will host special guest Peterson Thelisma at its next performances on April 1 through 3 and April 8 through 10.Thelisma is a Los Angeles-based dancer and choreographer for Strikers All-Stars as seen on “America’s Best Dance Crew” and “America’s Got Talent.”Thelisma has performed in numerous music videos, commercials, industrial shows and movies.

to reach one more for Jesus

Dance for Christ is a ministry used to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ through song and dance. Under the direction of Patricia O’Quinn Warren, founder of Artistic Productions, Inc., the 76 DFC dancers and actors, ages 10 and up, hail from different churches and denominations across the region. Their mission as believers is to bring honor and praise to Jesus Christ and to open up the hearts and minds of non-believers in a way that is relevant and truthful. The troupe has performed in churches, prisons and community centers, and performed for two summers in Montego Bay, Jamaica. The group is planning a possible mission trip to Hollywood.

The cast invites the public to this 10th annual production at the Paramount Theatre, 139 South Center St., Goldsboro, N.C. The dance production features various genres of dance-ballet, lyrical, tap, jazz and hip-hop. Since early November, these dedicated young people have put in numerous hours of rehearsal in addition to their regular dance classes, academic studies, and school-related and personal activities. This sacrifice of free time is well worth the ultimate goal which is "to reach one more for Jesus" and " to change lives.... one dance at a time.'

Tickets are $10 for general admission (and $8 for seniors and military personnel at the Saturday matinee). Tickets may be purchased at the Paramount Theatre located at 139 South Center Street, Goldsboro, NC. Tickets may also be purchased by calling 919-583-8432 or online at The doors open one hour before each show.

Show times are 7 p.m. Friday, April 1 and 8; 1:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday, April 2 and 9; and 7 p.m. on Sunday, April 3 and 10. For more information about Dance for Christ, visit or visit DANCE FOR CHRIST-GOLDSBORO, N.C. on FACEBOOK.

Patricia O’Quinn Warren founded the non-profit Artistic Productions Inc. to provide quality performances to rural Eastern North Carolina communities. Warren, the artistic director, was trained by her mother, Ellen O’Quinn, a principal and soloist with the Metropolitan Opera House in West Germany. She later studied with the Joffrey Ballet in New York, the N.C. School of the Arts and the Cusack Ballet in Los Angeles. Warren has performed throughout the United States and abroad. The DFC repertoire has transitioned from a biennial production of the The Nutcracker Ballet to annual productions of Dance for Christ. Her ultimate dream is for DFC to perform in Jerusalem. Warren desires to “dance where Jesus walked.”

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