Dance Studio Charlotte, NC


We are Mayela World Dance and Entertainment Studios, providing service to the community though the education of dance. Mayela World Dance Studio is a multi disciplinary dance company that has a main focus on all styles of dance across the world. We provide full service dance classes that include traditional and modern African dance, Hip Hop, Tap, Reggae, Jazz, Praise Dance, Majorette fundamentals and Auxiliary technical classes featuring flag twirling and color guard technique.

Our three core values are:

  • Creativity
  • Innovation
  • Customer Satisfaction
Dance Studio Charlotte, NC

The Experience of a Lifetime

Catering to International Market


We Practice like We've never Won


Perform like We've never lost!




Jessica Nvolo Mayela is the Founder, Director and Owner of Mayela World Dance. She is originally from the Democratic Republic of Congo formally known as Zaire which is where she gets her versatile dance skills. Congo is known throughout the world for it’s creativity for dance, music and the arts. Dance has been a part of Jessica’s life since the age of four. She has danced and choreographed professionally for over 17 years. Her dance background includes African Dance, Ndombolo, Hip Hop, Praise, Tap, Lyrical, and Jazz. Jessica attended West Charlotte High School where she was a member of The Maroon & Gold Mighty Lion Marching Band as a dancer and flag girl (marjorette) of the “Elements of Gold”. She attended Appalachian State University where she was one of the founders and member of Appalachian State’s first every Hip Hop Dance Team “H2O” Hip Hop Oasis. Jessica also was a professional cheerleader for the Charlotte Hounds Lacrosse team and was a member of the Foxes. Her love for dance and fitness lead her to open up Mayela World Dance Studios. For the past seven years, she has danced professionally for different celebrity artists, was featured on the International African Dance TV Network, danced alongside international African artist such as Fally Ipupa, Papa Wemba and Werrason, has been featured on “The Work Out Zumba Fitness” TV show, and on Fox’s hit TV show “So You Think You Can Dance”.

Jessica quotes, “My passion and gift of dance is from God and I will use this amazing gift He’s blessed me with to spread joy throughout the world!”.

Welcome to Mayela World Dance Studios


We have a team of talented and motivated dance instructors who are trained for the required skill sets for the particular classes they teach. Our Lead Choreographer, Dance Instructor and Owner Jessica Mayela, who specializes in African Dance, Praise, Majorette, and Hip-Hop, has over 21 years of experience with many of the dance classes that are offered to our students. One of our goals is to reach out to the community to help make positive changes. We want to give a voice to our students and grant them a chance to express their passion of dance and to inspire body ownership, strength and self esteem. Through dance we teach our students disciple, motivation and are number on project to never give up.

We not only want to teach our students dance but to have an experience of a life time!


African Dance, Contemporary, Hip-Hop, Musical Theater, Jazz, Adults Dance,

Majorette, Modern/Ballet, Reggae, Praise Dance, Tap, Adults Workout