Nkachika aka Lanecia Radcliff started her journey of studying West African Dance and Drum at Michigan State University as a Freshman. This first introduction to African dance sparked a fire and passion within her that continues to this day. Nkachika continued her studies of Pan African cultural dance at Wayne State University from 1992 to 1995. Nkachika also studied with local African dance performing groups in the local Detroit area. Nkachika also studied the Katherine Dunham technique.