Charity is a multitalented singer, dancer and twirler who finally found the courage to reinvent herself after an unfulfilling 17-year corporate career and a divorce. Now she's pursuing her lifelong dream of becoming a contemporary music artist.
Her voice – and her story – will inspire you.
Born and raised in the small Southeast Georgia town of Waycross, Charity’s first stage was her church. She often sang in the choir and performed solo renditions of her favorite classic and contemporary Gospel tunes.
Charity also sang in pageants, recitals and local talent shows, often wowing audiences with her vocal prowess and stage presence. From Whitney Houston to Mariah Carey, she effortlessly belted out some of the era’s most popular power ballads and upbeat tunes.
A Heart for the Arts
At the tender age of four, Charity began training in ballet, jazz, tap, baton twirling and acrobatics. She performed in numerous recitals, talent shows, community events and church functions – and earned various individual and team state, regional and national titles.
When she was 18 years old, Charity was named Miss Satilla 1996, a Miss Georgia Pageant preliminary of the Miss America Pageant. She earned the Francis Frazier Non-Finalist Talent Award at the 1996 Miss Georgia Pageant for her performance of Mariah Carey’s “Hero.” Charity continued to compete in numerous other preliminary pageants while attending the University of Georgia (UGA).
Charity made history at UGA as the first African American majorette in the UGA Redcoat Band (1996-2000). Her younger sister, Erica Renee Davis, was the second African American majorette there (2000-2004). Charity was also an inaugural member of the UGA Dance Dawgs basketball dance team where she served as co-captain her senior year. Her sister Erica followed in her footsteps as a dance team captain and choreographer while blazing trails of her own.
Since moving to metro Atlanta in 2000, Charity has continued to perform, including appearances at several Georgia Force arena football games as well as Kennesaw State University basketball games. She is the former basketball dance team coach at Georgia Tech (2001-2004) as well as the Georgia State University (2012-2015). Charity also coached the Georgia Tech majorettes (2007-2009).
In 2015, Charity founded the Level Up Dance Ensemble at the City of Refuge, a non-profit organization dedicated to the revitalization of the under-served Vine City community in the heart of downtown Atlanta. She has supported the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) Cheerleading ministry in a variety of roles since 2010, and most recently served as a National Advisory Board member.
In January 2019, Charity opened her own dance studio Encore Performance Academy (EPA) (www.EncorePerformanceAcademy.com) an organization dedicated to transforming kids’ lives through the performing arts. With a variety of classes like Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Lyrical, Tumbling and dance aerobics, students are #inspiredtorise.
A Dream Deferred
For 17 years, Charity worked for various public relations agencies, major corporations and start-ups. But her well-rounded corporate communications experience with brands like Cox Automotive, Chick-fil-A and Coca-Cola were no match for her true passion – singing.
Through the years, Charity would daydream of leaving the corporate life behind, but she never mustered the strength to take the leap of faith – until now.
After 12 years and three children, Charity’s marriage ended. Bent, but not broken, Charity began to renew her mind and rejuvenate her faith to pursue a lifelong dream – the dream to be a professional singer. With unconditional love from her family and encouragement from a close-knit circle of supporters, Charity began her music pursuit in earnest.
Finally embracing her purpose and pushing through the pain, she was ready for the world to #HearCharitySing.
Born to Fly
Charity is currently a member of Love Nation, a band of talented musicians who perform at venues in metro Atlanta and north Georgia. Managed by lead singer April Rooks of April Rooks Entertainment, the group performs covers of popular pop, rock, blues and soul tunes.
In 2016-2017, Charity continues to partner with emerging artists like Justin Clay of Music From the Heart to perform at various events around metro Atlanta.