Hi! My name is Marlita Hill and I teach artists how their faith and art thrive together in church ministry and career life. I am the author of the book series, Dancers! Assume the Position. I produce a weekly podcast called The Kingdom Art Life, and I am the creator of The Kingdom Artist Initiative, a discipleship program for artists working in “secular” culture. I also run the Artist Prayer Collective, in partnership with The Salvation Army, Hollywood, and serve as the Associate Director for Edge Project, a missions organization focused on art, culture, and faith.
I am also a working artist. I have been a dancer, teacher, and choreographer for over 20 years. My art life started in ministry in 1993 with The Hush Company, a Los Angeles based dance ministry directed by Stacy Meadows and LaQuin Snowden. After 8 years there, I went on to earn my BFA in Dance Performance and Education (Towson University, MD), co-found a dance program at a performing arts high school in downtown Los Angeles (where I taught for seven years), and start my own dance company, Speak Hill Dance Project.
I have been blessed to provide master classes and residencies for colleges, lead workshops internationally, and have my books used as textbooks for college ministry courses, bible studies, and dance ministries.