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Akilah Franklin is a vocalist, dancer, poet, and athlete. She started performing at the age of two with her mother, co-hosting the Inspired Child Children's Open Mic, under the stage name Akilah and the Bee. Akilah was a student of Northwest Tap Connection dance studio just shy of a decade where she was trained in Rhythm Tap, Modern, Ballet, Hip Hop, African, and Afro-Brazilian Dance. She has performed professionally with the New Horizons Dance Company at STG's Dance This and Global Dance Party as well as participated in a week long cultural dance exchange in Barbados. Akilah has been receiving vocal lessons for the past five years and performs regularly alongside her vocal coach Elnah Jordan at the Royal Room, the Westin Hotel in Bellevue, and numerous senior centers. In the summer of 2016, she was in the Teen Summer Musical "Peter Pan My Brother's Keeper" and had a spotlight performance that featured her original poetry. Akilah fights at the black belt level in Taekwondo and has been training with Yi Sport since she was 10 years. She has trained at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs and in Seoul, Korea. She successfully competes on both the local and national levels and is the USAT national champion in 2014 and 2018. She was named a Taekwondo All-American in 2019. 

"Akilah Franklin is one of a kind"

                                                             - Mom

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