The Artist Developer

The Artist Developer

5.0 (2)
1 employee
19 years in business

About this pro

My testimony.... I've lived what I teach. I will bring real life experience to Artist of many ages and transform them mind , body and spirit. I build confidence in my students to break mental blocks and barriers. My desire is to see them live out their dreams!


Originally from Dallas, Texas, Jennifer "JA'DAKU" Akabue is 1st generation Nigerian- American. After graduating Texas Woman's University, she moved to New York and Los Angeles to work and train professionally for more than 10 years in Dance, Singing, Theater, Directing, Writing and On Camera Acting.

Currently, #1 on ReverbNation on the R&B /Soul charts in Dallas ,Texas, She has graced the stage for more than 15 years in several productions such as the Broadway Dreamgirls Tokyo Tour, Hairspray US tour, All American Girls Off Broadway, performed for the BIG D NYE at the American Airlines Center, the Fred Astaire awards, Rachael Ray TV show and was a Principal singer in JC Penney National commercials. She was also featured as a new recording artist on 97.9 The Beat radio station with Jazze, The Dallas Observer and was recently a soloist singing "Young, Gifted and Black" for the 36th Two-time Emmy award winning Black Music & The Civil Rights Movement concert saluting the late Aretha Franklin and Martin Luther King Jr. with The Black Academy of Arts & Letters at the Dallas Symphony Orchestra at Meyerson Symphony Center.

Jennifer has worked with Grammy award winning producers: Hal Fitzgerald mixing engineer, Chris Gehringer master engineer, Jamar Jones and Supakuma of Interscope Records. She has shared stages and performed with T Pain, Kelis, Solange, Yvonne Orgi, Ted Lange, Andre' De Sheilds, Dorinda Clark-Cole, Melonie Fiona, Curtis King, Nigerian International Artists: Flavour, Davido, Diamond Platnumz, Iyana, Phyno Fino, Fally Ipupa, Teddy A, 2 Face Idibia and choreographers Kaffy Oluwatoyin Shafau and Jaeblaze.

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Mesquite, TX 75150
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2 Reviews


  • Deborah Jane

    Jennifer is the type of dance, singing and dancing coach that you want. She uses an intuitive and instinctive approach to bring out the very best in an artist, and she is gifted with powerful performance technique. She worked me as a recording artist as well as my girl group to direct , choreograph and create an entire concert. The show included theatrical skits, singing and dancing, which Jennifer elevated. It was a great success, and we could not have done it without her!" - Deborah Jane ( Hip Hop Recording Artist)

  • Carrigan Smith

    Jennifer helps me with my original songs and become confident in myself. I want to me a Artist and Jennifer is helping me wit singing, stage performance and artist development. I'm thankful to have her in my life. Carrigan ,15

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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

The Introduction: I like to understand my students vision and goals so I can help them become reality. 

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

I trained at Broadway Dance center in New York and I contniue to take private vocal lessons and dance classes. 

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

I cater the pricing to each student needs. 

How did you get started teaching?

I started teachng 2002. I alwasys loved choreography as a young girl. I would watch Janet Jackson perform and that's when it all began.  

What types of students have you worked with?

All ages 2 to 70. I've taught recording artists, actors, professional singers, beginners, lawyers, docters and mothers. 

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

The Deep Ellum Art Co. Performance. I directed and choreographed the show. It was amazing . Pictures on my website!

What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

Find a teacher that has lived what they teach. 

What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

How can you make me better? How do I make my dreams become reality? 

Lessons offered

Dance Classes Acting Classes African Dance Classes Choir Teachers Dance Choreographers Contemporary Dance Classes Dance Fitness Classes Hip Hop Dance Classes Theater Acting Classes Wedding Dance Lessons Theatrical Dance Classes Stage Performance Training Gospel Singing Lessons Music Performance Lessons Musical Theater Classes Singing Lessons Vocal Training Lessons