Christene Archie's career in the performing arts arena spans over 30 years. Prior to founding DiTAE, she worked professionally as the Music Director, Vocal Director, Music and Arts Director, as well as Music and Technical Director for various community organizations and theater groups. Christene studied technique and theory in college, receiving a Bachelor's Degree from Lamar University. After graduation, she worked for several Fortune 500 companies in various industries, only to find her way back to her true passions: art and service. She is a songwriter, playwright, certified counselor and an educator. DiTA was formed to give young people the opportunity and platform to discover their artistic identity by building both confidence and character through creativity.