Eyesha K. Marable holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Journalism and Spanish, a Master of Science Degree in Non-Profit Management and a Post-Graduate Certification in Organizational Development. As an ordained Itinerate Elder, First Episcopal District, African Methodist Episcopal Church (AMEC), she serves as Pastor, Mt. Zion AME Church, Millburn, NJ and the Coordinator of Dance for the 1st District, under the leadership of Bishop Gregory Ingram. In the last year, she organized the procession of (90) nations for the International Christian Embassy Jerusalem (ICEJ) in Israel, was appointed an Ambassador for Peace and participated in the global convocation for the Interreligious Association for Peace and Development (IAPD) to promote interfaith dialogue and cooperation for peace and reconciliation around the world. This year, she celebrates 29 years committed to dancing in the community for churches, non-profits and women organizations. Worship, outreach and wellness (WOW) are her primary initiatives. In 2011, she collaborated with the Dean at Drew Theological Seminary to establish the Masters of Arts in Ministry Program where pastors and dance leaders can focus on worship and arts in their theological studies.
For 25 years, she served at the Greater Allen Cathedral of New York (GACNY), under the leadership of Rev. Drs. (former Congressman) Floyd H. and Elaine M. Flake in various capacities including associate minister, asst. dance director for Allen Liturgical Dance Ministry and co-chair for the bi-annual worship conference. It was under their leadership, Rev. Eyesha founded the National Liturgical Dance Network (NLDN) in 1998, which trains, supports and unifies dance ministers, worldwide. To date, more than 30,000 people have been trained and mentored by Rev. Eye and her partners in dance ministry under She has choreographed a myriad of dances for parades, fundraisers, conferences, funerals, baptismals, and weddings, combining various dance styles including Modern, Ballet, and West African. She produces annual projects with community partners, ministerial alliances and non-profit organizations including New Jersey Performing Arts Center.
For the world, Rev. Eyesha toured locally and nationally as a principal dancer with Footprints Dance Company and Forces of Nature Dance Company where she has performed in Central Park’s Midsummer Night Festival, Avery Fisher Hall, Symphony Space, New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Symphony Hall, and Lincoln Center. She was a featured McDonald’s Gospel Fest and Apollo Showtime dancer for two seasons and is still seen in La Var Burton’s Mufaro Daughters Reading Rainbow PBS Series and TLC’s Four Weddings. She attended La Guardia High School for the Performing Arts and worked with notable choreographers like Abdel Salaam, Kevin Jeff, Chuck Davis, Fred Benjamin and George Faison. Her dance training led her to stages with LL Cool J, R. Kelly, Ya Kid K; Gospel arts like Donnie McClurkin, Byron Cage, Donald Lawrence, Donald Malloy, and Helen Baylor.
She is the proud wife of the Honorable Edward Marable, Jr., Esq., former Councilman, Southward, Orange, NJ, and mother of Judah (1 st year dance major at Rutgers University-New Brunswick, NJ) and Honor (High School sophomore). The entire family dances.