Chaddah Encounters of Hope
I am Amy Pernie, the director and founder of the Chaddah Dance Company from In His Steps Christian Dance Studio in Pensacola, FL. Chaddah is a pre-professional dance company that tours the U.S. to bring awareness to human trafficking.
Our vision is three-fold. We perform to bring awareness, exposing the atrocities of human trafficking, to activate others to do something about it, and to connect local trafficking organizations/ministries with those who want to get involved.
Every year we prepare for our next performance season, using every Saturday from September through February and look for churches or organizations that would welcome us to perform for their congregation or group in the month of February. We would be happy to travel and bring this to you for a weekend.
Our unique and powerful production entitled “Encounters of Hope” shines a light on the topic of human trafficking in India. Since 2006 I have made 45+ trips to India, focusing on bringing hope to the victims of human trafficking. As the director of this production, I have personally witnessed some of these stories (and many more). Our production illustrates true stories of girls (and boys) that have fallen victim to human trafficking. Through the beautiful art of dance and powerful media presentation, we follow the lives of six real victims; from the initial act of being trafficked to the struggles they go through every day, to the rescue and hope of Jesus Christ. The performing arts have always had a special way to draw people in.
Human trafficking is on the rise and is present in all 50 states in the US. There are approximately 4.5 million victims in America and over 20.9 million victims globally. Our mission with this production is to bring awareness to this issue and help your local area gain an understanding of where they can connect and get involved with local organizations and ministries.
Our dancers raise their own financial support for travel and lodging. By using One Mission as a platform to raise monies to support our mission, it alleviates some pressure from their shoulders.
If you are interested in partnering with Chaddah Dance Company for a performance or if you have any further questions, please contact Amy Pernie as we are scheduling for February 2020 now!