Deprecia Simpson is the daughter of Cortez and Marva Simpson and the granddaughter of Rev. Dr. Joe and Wanda Simpson. She was born is Durham, North Carolina May 6, 1998, but calls Fayetteville her home. Deprecia has been dancing since the age of three and continues to excel with her God given talent. She also holds a First Degree Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do, and graduated from Terry Sanford High School with a 3.84 GPA. She has danced with numerous choreographers: Debbie Allen of Fame, Desmond Richardson of Alvin Ailey, Dave Scott from Stomp the Yard, Brian Friedman, Mia Michaels and others. Deprecia recently graduated the American Musical & Dramatic Academy in New York, completing her degree in record time. She’s presently working at her alma mater school of dance for over 15 years. She has danced such principal roles as Sugar Plum Fairy, Clara, Jewel, and Snow Queen in The Nutcracker, Fairy of Energy from Sleeping Beauty, and many more with the NC State Ballet Company. Later this year Deprecia will be working with The Moscow Ballet as they bring their version of the Nutcracker to Fayetteville, NC.