Chanda Thornton is the founder of The Word in Motion Dance Company located in Tri-State area. In 1996,she was in a car accident that doctors said would leave her totally disabled for the rest of her life. However, she praised God until her divine healing and restoration came. She believes that the Lord has created her to praise His Name in the dance, Psalms149:3) and to teach others how to put God’s word in motion and receive the fulfillment of God's plan for their lives. Praise dance is a tool to usher in the presence of the Lord and spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Chanda began her studies of dance at Long Island University where she obtained her B.A. She was a graduate student at New York University. She taught dance and literacy for New York City Board of Education for many years; where she received her Certification in dance. Chanda Thornton was ordained and licensed as a minister in 2006. She was also ordained as a pastor in 2009 and served as an assistant pastor at Kingdom Family Worship Center in Maryland. Chanda now serves as a member at Perfecting Faith Church in Freeport, NY.
Chanda has traveled throughout the country conducting conferences, Workshops, and Prophesying and ministering through dance with miracles, signs and wonders following. She has performed in conjunction with the Alvin Ailey Dance Company as well as ministered in worship conferences along with world renowned Cedric Ford of Shekinah Glory Ministries and Rev. Jackie McCullough. Along with her many accomplishments, Wicomico County recognized The Word In Motion for it's Outstanding achievement in community service. The Word in Motion was also featured in the Manna Newspaper as a Cover Story in October 2005 for how it has impacted so many lives and transformed many perspectives of the true meaning and purpose of Praise dance ministry. The word in Motion has also been featured in the Daily Times Newspaper for it's accomplishments in December 2008. The Word In Motion has appeared on numerous television and radio broadcast, including PAC 14 in Maryland and Virginia. Our company also expands far beyond dance. We design garments, model, and serve as the litugical spokesperson for Bodywrappers/Angelo Luzio. TWIM designs and garments of praise and Praise Props are available at our online store (www.ipraisedance.com).