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Dancing to Life's Reverent Rhythms

Cameron Cunningham, '19

Before Cameron Cunningham held a college diploma in her hands, she had already started a business that was meaningful to her — a dance company called Reverent Rhythms. When Cunningham graduated from Colorado Mesa University in 2019 with her bachelor’s degree in health and fitness promotion and a minor in dance, she already had a strong work ethic, forged by working multiple part-time jobs while tackling schoolwork. As a student, she sought work experiences that applied what she was learning in class.

Originally from Wisconsin, Cunningham moved to Colorado in 2015 because she received a dance scholarship and thought Colorado would be a great place to live. During her time at the university, she stayed focused on her love of theatre and dance. She had the opportunity to choreograph for a main stage production, an honor offered to few students. Cunningham shared that some of her professors still advocate for her career today and she has taught a handful of classes as a guest instructor at CMU since graduating.

Reverent Rhythms is a “performing arts company with the mission to use excellence in education and performance to actively demonstrate the love of Christ to our community, our nation and our world,” said Cunningham. The nonprofit works closely with senior homes, after-school programs, juvenile correctional facilities, the Fruita Community Center and other local organizations. Cunningham also coordinates overseas missions and is working with Mathias Mulumba of Father to the Fatherless International.

“The most rewarding demographic to work with is those dealing with trauma,” Cunningham said. “I have experience creating dance classes that promote processing through trauma. There is nothing like being a part of someone’s healing process.”

Cunningham recently opened her second business, CC Coaching, LLC, an online personal training, strength training and nutrition consultation company. She aspires to open a third business by the time she is 35.


Written by Heather Portenier