Meet Creative Dacia James Lewis
If you don’t step out on faith it is impossible to achieve a thing — Dacia James Lewis
Dacía James Lewis is a creative executioner known for her professional poise, outgoing personality and infectious smile. After graduating from Texas State University with a BS in Sociology, she moved to Los Angeles to pursue her passion of working in the entertainment industry. It’s here where she started her career as a production assistant while continuing to train as a dancer. She has served as creative director and choreographer on multiple marketing campaigns for brands such as Weight Watchers and Pantene Pro-V and has choreographed and graced stages with artists such as Tracee Ellis Ross, Jennifer Hudson, Jamie Foxx, Kanye West, Stevie Wonder, Mary J. Blige and more. Her recent performances include Coming 2 America and Genius: Aretha. Dacía is the president of Women Wives Warriors, an organization that inspires women all over the world to reach their potential in spirit, soul and body and is the owner of D.O.P. Entertainment. When The Game of Life author is not on television and film sets, she is busy creating content for her company and/or serving youth ministries. Dacía teaches and speaks worldwide at dance studios, universities, conferences and various church events. She resides in Atlanta with her husband Walter and is currently getting her MA in writing and digital communication.
Let’s learn more about Dacia James Lewis.
Now if we can, I’d like to go way back for a little while. Where did you grow up? What was it like to grow up in Galveston, Texas?
I grew up in Galveston, Texas which is south of Houston. In a sense it is a small town but the big city is about 30 minutes away. There is a lot of history in the city of Galveston. The beach and downtown area are highlights for both locals and tourists.
What inspired your entrepreneurial journey?
A small town can accompany a small town mentality for some but I always had my eye on the big stage. I admired choreographers like Fatima Robinson and Debbie Allen and decided to dream a bigger dream for myself and step out on faith. Although working in the industry was not considered a traditional job I was determined to make it one.
What do you define as failure?
You miss 100 percent of the shots you don’t take. In my eyes that’s failure. The definition of failure is simply “unsuccessful” and if you don’t step out on faith it is impossible to achieve a thing.
What have you felt you have failed at? What might you have done to prevent those failures?
In my early years as a dancer I let fear of failure stifle me at some auditions. It took me some time to get comfortable in my skin. If I could turn back the hands of time I would have owned every room that I walked in, attributing every audition as an opportunity for growth.
What kind of impact do you want your book to leave on your reader?
I would love for my book, The Game of Life, to teach people how to wait well. It is inevitable that at some point in a person’s life there will be a season of waiting; waiting to find that special someone, waiting to have those amazing children, or land that dream job. I wanted to take my readers down a journey of releasing the heaviness of waiting.
Do you feel your product met the needs of the market at the time of conception? Does it still?
I believe so! My book tackles the taboo subject of infertility. Shedding light on this subject and revealing my story has prompted others to speak up about their journey. The response has been overwhelming and I am excited to join the movement as an advocate for infertility awareness.
What are you most excited or passionate about? (In both business and life or both)
I am excited about my new book, The Game of Life: Releasing the Weight When God Says Wait. It is a labor of love and as a multi-hyphenate it is a testament to that there is no limits to what we are able create. My goal is to continue to dream big in life and tap into every gift that God has graced me with.
What’s next for you in your business? What can readers look forward to from you?
My book has been distributed and is now available worldwide, which I am super excited about. I plan to continue to promote the book with interviews and speaking engagements to encourage people to stay hopeful in difficult seasons. I also have a few projects in the works through my production company D.O.P. Entertainment, so look out for that. In the meantime, you can catch me on Coming 2 America on Amazon and on Genius: Aretha on Hulu.