For over 10 years, nationally recognized performance artist, Lady Caress has dedicated her life to the art of communication as both a poet and public speaker. With her unique set of comedy, music, beat boxing and theatrics, she truly is a mesmerizing performer. As a National Poetry Champion in 2010 at Pi Kappa Delta, Lady Caress has continued to impact audiences outside of the performance realm. She has designed and executed public speaking and performance workshops for Upward Bound, YMCA, S.T.A.R.S., and organizations designed to bring extra-curricular activities to at-risk youth. She served as Spoken Word Poetry Consultant for Iowa’s National Night Out.
With years of experience coaching both high school and collegiate students in competitive Poetry, Prose, Dramatic and Humorous Interpretation performance pieces, she was recently the Speech and Debate Fellow for Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX. While her work often extends to off stage ventures, she still captures audiences with her unique set of poetic nuances. She has featured at The Marshall Arts Room, Love Jonz Spoken Jazz Set, and Sunday Spoken in Dallas, TX. She has graced the stage at Bus Boys and Poets in Washington, DC, Say What Poetry in Des Moines, Iowa and took home 1st place twice at the Jacksonville, FL Amateur Night. Seen on BET at the 365 Black Awards and Season 4 of Verses and Flow on TvOne, Lady Caress is truly a dynamic performer.