Diamond Pearl Jones

"Tenisha"

 is an 18 year old singer, seamstress, tutor, poet, conductor, actress, entrepreneur, activist and disciple of Christ. Born and raised in Beulah Church, where her grandfather pastors, she was able to discover many of her gifts and passions including performance, leadership, and fashion. She recognizes that God has used schooling, programs, internships, and experiences to shape and mold her into the young woman she is today.

Diamond graduated from LaGuardia High School for the Arts and Performing Arts as a vocal major last June and is in her first year at Hunter College. During her gap year, she participated in a NYC Parks Department fashion show, was costume designer for one of her high school’s productions, and hosted, produced and funded her first fashion show. She also recently finished her acting debut, a ten-week run of the off-broadway show, “Antigone in Ferguson” where she starred as the title role of Antigone. Former president of her high school’s Black Student Union and student conductor of her high school’s Gospel choir, Diamond carries her love for leadership with her in every arena. Along with her many successes in various fields in the future, she hopes to one day be the mayor of New York City. All glory belongs to God for the things he has done and will continue to do in her life.