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Diarra Warford

Diarra Warford is the founder and Executive Director of The Bailey Foundation. Diarra has 10 years of teaching Performing and Visual arts education. As a former Owner/Director of DJDC Theatre of Performing arts, Diarra has developed talents and skills that have proven to go far beyond the walls of her former center. She is a creator, a leader and an innovator for the arts and education. Her resolute passion for faith, children and the arts will assure each student’s leadership, purpose and success as they move toward their future. 

Mrs. Warford has worked as a business executive for many up and coming performing arts based companies including her own. Her mission to empower the youth through the lens of creativity has impacted the youth in and around St. Louis for years; Leading and organizing many community-focused events and fundraisers used to fund education and arts-based trips and provide enrichment for students from all over the St. Louis region and beyond.