"The art of expression is the only talent you need"
At 4 years old Fayette’s mother enrolled her into Settlement Music School’s Dance Program. After a year at Settlement, she was transferred to South Philadelphia Dance Center, which later became Progressive Center for Dance (PCD) and now known as Ms. Carol's Center for Dance where she continued her dance training into adulthood. She has trained under the late Carol C. Davis, Rodney "Itola" Byrd, Shawn-Lamere, Milton Myers, Deborah Chase, Patricia Thomas, Patrica Scott Hobbs, Deborah Manning, Hope Boykin, Christopher Huggins, Desmond Richardson, Bernard Gaddis and a host of other instructors.While still attending PCD, she also studied at Philadelphia Dance Arts (Philadanco), Freedom Theater, Pennsylvania Governor’s School for the Arts (1995 Award Scholarship Recipient) and Temple University. At the age of 13, Fayette became a Student Teacher at PCD and at 17 she was given her first Jazz class. She later went on to teach Modern, Ballet, Hip-Hop and Tap at various locations, which include Young Performers Theater Camp, Point Breeze Performing Arts and J-Rock Performing Arts Camp. Fayette became a member of the Training Company of Company Grace (now Grace Dance Theater) in 1994 and in 1996 she became a member of the 1st Company. At 18 years old, Fayette joined Greater Exodus Baptist church and in 2001, although she had reservations, God said that it was time for Fayette to take over the dance ministry. The ministry has grown to include over 50 members ages 4-adults. In the summer of 2007 she developed the X-Press Yourself Creative and Performing Arts Program for children ages 6-16, which was housed in the People for People building. In 2011 she reconnected with her longtime friend, Christian Winters and together they launched The Feltonville Dream Center's Arts and Education After-School Program. Each year the FDC grew to include additional creative and performing arts programs. After 4 years of serving as the Artistic Director of The Feltonville Dream Center and increasing its enrollment to over 100 students, Fayette revamped the X-Press Yourself: Creative and Performing Arts curriculum and launched the X-Press Yourself Creative and Performing Arts Center.
She is also the Founder of the Dreams Come True Teen Pageant that offers atypical pageant teens the opportunity to develop the skills and financial resources necessary to fulfill their dreams.
Fayette is a graduate of Temple University where she received her BA in Psychology and is currently employed as a Mental Health Therapist at the Center For Autism.
The X-Press Yourself: Creative and Performing Arts Center offers students the opportunity to learn to positively express themselves utilizing creative and performing arts. Our program is designed to address the individual as a whole so that we are not just developing better artist, but we are preparing our students to become overall people better people for the enhancement of our communities.