Zakiya Alta Lee always had the gift to dance and never stops moving! This love for movement led to her acceptance into the prestigious Florida State University School of Visual Arts and Dance. After only 2 years at FSU, Zakiya was given a scholarship to train at the acclaimed Dance Theatre of Harlem in New York.
After receiving a BFA degree in dance and a minor in business Z was invited to join the NBA Atlanta Hawks dance team eventually becoming a team captain and coach for the Jr. Hawks dancers.
Z's talents were soon noticed by the Atlanta community, and she was offered the opportunity to coach the Georgia Generals Cheerleaders (a Semi-Pro football team). Many of her ladies went on to cheer and dance for other professional dance companies and teams; most notably the Atlanta Falcons.
Zakiya’s international performance opportunities include St. Petersburg, Russia; Prague, Czech Republic; Monterrey, Mexico; Taipei, Taiwan; and various cities in China to be a featured dancer in the NBA & Coke Jam Session. Zakiya’s charm and gift of gab afforded her with the opportunities to be interviewed on Atlanta’s airways, featured in calendars, and named #4 in the Bleacher Report’s “Top 100 hottest NBA Cheerleaders”.
Z started Z Pro Z Prep® after being asked to return to the NBA as a guest choreographer and judge for the Atlanta Hawks.
Zakiya is truly a woman of God whose light shines no matter the circumstance, and is determined not to stop until she has achieved all of her goals!
Life Theme: Uplift Women
Personal Motto: "You are enough"
Zakiya Alta Lee