On a clear Colorado afternoon in the late 1990s, during her private tutoring (also known as home school), a young girl was prepping a pair of interpretive dances for her Arts class. As she finalized her movements to pop hit “Genie in the Bottle” and Christian standard “Awesome God,” the song choice irony was not lost on her. She knew she was taking an artistic risk. While she surely received a passing grade, she also learned two things that day: 1. She was a complicated pre-teen and 2. Maybe she would not be a professional dancer.

Exposure to the arts from an early age, from theater to cake decorating, led Kandace to a lifelong career as an arts supporter. As she moved around the country from Colorado to Texas to NYC, and all the places in between, she continued to sing and dance along to her favorite hits and consume as much art as possible. Her passion and a Communications Degree from Texas Tech (RAIDER POWER!) has provided her a platform to support artists at Mid America Productions, Wingspan Arts and now Opening Act. Today Kandace admits that her interpretive dancing days are far behind her, but it still won’t take much to prompt her to sing. In fact, without asking for it she is happy to belt out the current pop hit and even a few Broadway standards. In addition to her work, she keeps busy traveling, watching movies and cheering on the Denver Broncos and Memphis Grizzlies with her husband and adorably sweet puppy Zeus at their home in Westchester.


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