S: Mary Shy Scott Fine Arts Awards 2010
BC: An Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Nu Lambda Omega Chapter Production
FC: Mary Shy Scott Fine Arts Award 2010
2: Artistic Biography
4: Soror Na'Taki Osborne Jelks "Praise is What I Do!"
5: "I lift my hands in praise..." | As the Asst. Dance Ministry Director, Soror Na'Taki enjoys giving of her time, talent, and treasure. Pictured above and to the left and center, Soror Na'Taki leads the Praise Dance Ministry in celebration.
6: Dance Teacher | Using the arts to teach and mentor | Soror Na'Taki teaches dance to youth at her church and from 1997-2009 served as the Ministry Leader for the Antioch Baptist Church North Youth M.A.D.D. (Music, Art, Drama, and Dance) for Christ Interpretive Dance Ministry
7: Soror Na'Taki and her "girls"
8: Dance Selections Ministered by Soror Na'Taki in 2010
9: Soror Na'Taki (front center) is getting ready to lead the Vessels of Praise in Worship!
10: Total Praise
11: "The Presence of the Lord is Here..."
12: "Go Ye Therefore and Teach all Nations..." (Soror Na'Taki at front, left)
13: "Oh What Love..."
15: Taking Her Ministry of Dance Beyond the Walls... | Soror Na'Taki not only ministers through dance monthly at Antioch Baptist Church North, but she takes her ministry and the art of dance beyond the church walls to reach a variety of audiences from schools to attendees at Black History Programs to homeless shelters to weddings, prayer breakfasts, and other special events. To the left, Soror Na'Taki (dressed in green/white tie dye and black undergarments) can be seen ministering an African Dance for students at the Whitefield Academy Black History Program in Mabelton, GA.
16: March 2010 | Soror Na'Taki dances to "Oh What Love" as a part of the Antioch Baptist Church North Women's Division Culminating Service. Soror Na'Taki can be found in the purple dress on the right hand side of the photo.
17: Soror Na'Taki believes that her ability to dance is a calling and a Gift from God. She displays that gift to save souls and inspire the believer once or twice a month (sometimes more if there are special observances or occasions) at her church, the Antioch Baptist Church North in Atlanta, GA. On this page, Soror Na'Taki can be found in the far right corner (top photo) and the far left corner (bottom photo).
18: VOP Anniversary History written by Soror Na'Taki
19: Soror Na'Taki Co-Coordinated the Vessels of Praise 10th Anniversary Concert.
20: Guests | On next page Soror Na'Taki is on front row, far right.
22: VOP 10th Anniversary Concert Programme
23: The Dancer and the Writer...Soror Na'Taki wrote the article below about the VOP 10th Anniversary Dance Concert!
24: Soror Na'Taki represents her ministry in naming Pastor Alexander an honorary "Vessel of Praise" (see top left photo above).
25: "We lift our hands in the sanctuary..."
26: Soror Na'Taki and The Vessels of Praise Ministered at the CD Release Party for the Gospel Group, Adoration on Sunday, September 26, 2010 | "We Lift You High..."
27: Soror Na'Taki was a featured soloist at the Antioch Pre-Revical Concert (See insert below to the left).
28: Writer | Soror Na'Taki is not only a gifted dancer, but a talented writer. sHer original poetry and creative non-fiction has been published in numerous publications since she was a teenager. She has recited her poems at church programs, at sorority events at both the chapter and regional level, Mother's and Father's Day Programs, and cultural events.
29: Poet Extraordinaire!
31: Guests | A favorite for Mother's Day, Soror Na'Taki's poem, "This is Your Season: A Tribute to All Mothers from Your Children," has been read to and shared with thousands of mothers. Although not written in 2010, Soror Na'Taki recited the poem before thousands at Antioch Baptist Church North on Mother's Day while the Vessels of Praise Dance Ministry interpreted it through movement. In previous years, Soror Na'Taki has also read this poem at Nu Lambda Omega's Annual Pink Pearl Mother-Daughter Luncheon and copies of the poem were given as a Mother's Day token to the mothers in attendance. This poem has also been shared by youth and others at dozens of local churches at special Mother's Day programs.
32: True Love Lasts Forever
33: Soror Na'Taki's Poetic Tribute to President Obama was recited at the 2010 Progressive National Baptist Convention in August 2010 by Soror Cynthia R. Parks, President of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. - Nu Lambda Omega Chapter.
34: The article below (creative non-fiction) was written by Soror Na'Taki!