Art is in her blood. As a child Destinee's mom would pull out the original broadway cast recording of The Wiz, point to her and say "sing," and out the mouth of this tiny thing would flow the words that would stay with her forever, "If on courage you must call, than just keep on trying!"
When Destinee was eleven, she began dancing at the Boys and Girls Club and was exposed to the exquisite beauty of the performing arts; studying the beauty of dancers like Judith Jamison, Carmen De Lavallade, and Lauren Anderson, she dreamed of gracefully moving across stages like them. Singing poetically like Audra McDonald at the Lincoln Center, and bringing life to text like Angela Bassett on the screen. After her first dance recital she received a full scholarship to take dance classes at Chamberlain School of Ballet receiving training in ballet, modern, jazz, tap, voice, and acting. This constant support and encouragement of such a large community of people allowed her to later study at the prestigious Broadway Theatre Project with Deb McWaters, it was there that she realized that Musical Theatre was more than a hobby but it was her passion and calling!
After graduating High School, she went to Sam Houston State University and received her Bachelors of Arts in Musical Theatre with an emphasis in Theatre. While at SHSU, Destinee had the pleasure of performing at ACDFA and later as an Irene Ryan Nominee at KCTFA for three consecutive years. After graduation Destinee toured with the gospel hip-hop band Soul Seed and later as Lucille in the Theatreworks USA tour Junie B. Jones.
After much thought, Destinee planted her feet in NYC, excited to be unleashed into her calling. After falling deeper in love and investing in the city, she found herself saying yes to new and amazing opportunities that are far more than she could ever imagine.