Minka began studying voice at the age of six years old when she began with the Young Singers of Callanwolde (YSC) where she was fortunate enough to sing on the stage of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra under the baton of the Grammy Award winning conductor Robert Shaw. She is an award winning actor based in Atlanta. As a writer, she is known for the successful run of her one woman show “Shaking The Wind” and most recently for writing the theater piece, “A Few Honest Moments With Sam”, which was read on a single night in 100 homes for the Decatur Dinners. Minka is also the Producing Director of the first National Black Women Festival which is projected for 2021. She has worked with The Alliance Theater, The Horizon Theater, The Actors Express, Synchronicity Theater, The Atlanta Opera, and Working Title Playwrights. Minka has just finished her fairytale operatic love letter Breathing Fire Moving Earth (BFME) which is a follow up piece to Shaking The Wind (STW) — a One Woman Show perspective developed at Theater Emory in their 2015 workshop series Breaking Ground while BFME was invited to participate in the 2016 Workshop Fellowship series Brave New Works as professional piece in development. She has written original music which has been included in BFME but will also be built into a new operatic sound built on Minka’s extensive training.