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The Empower Circle is a creative company focused on empowering communities through art around the world.

"We are driven by our belief in the incredible power and effusive joy of cultivating confidence and community through movement.


Nicole Oxendine, Founder, and CEO, The Empower Circle

About Us

Located in the heart of the Historic Black Wall Street in Downtown Durham, NC, the Empower Circle is a family-run business committed to strengthening community and creating products and services to help children and families.

Empower initially started as a dance studio in 2015, as a place to cultivate community through dance and movement.  After seeing a need to further inspire and empower children and their families, the Empower Circle is expanding its reach to encourage, support, and ensure a safe space for populations who are generally overlooked, underrepresented, and misunderstood.

Under the direction of its founder and CEO Nicole Oxendine, Empower will continue with the successful studio and connected nonprofit foundation, in line with its commitment to corporate responsibility. In addition, the Empower Circle will charter new territories with books, retail merchandise, community engagement consulting, and other initiatives that will empower communities through art around the world.


Our Focus Areas

The Empower Circle consists of 5 pillars.

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