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Dancing Doll Dy’Sheae Hall dies just weeks after cast member Shakira Gatlin was shot, trainer Dianna Williams reveals

A DANCER from famed studio Dollhouse Dance Factory has died just weeks after a second cast member was shot dead, the coach has revealed.

Dy’Sheae Hall, 16, was shot and killed Sunday night in DeKalb County, Georgia when an argument between a person of interest and someone in a white sedan led to the shooting.


Dollhouse Dance Factory dancer Dy’Sheae Hall has diedCredit: Instagram/dollhousedancefactory
Dy'Sheae was a member of the Dancing Dolls of Jackson, Mississippi, one of the top dance troupes in the United States.


Dy’Sheae was a member of the Dancing Dolls of Jackson, Mississippi, one of the top dance troupes in the United States.Credit: Instagram/mrs_d2u

A second person was taken to hospital in critical condition.

Dollhouse Dance Factory owner and trainer Dianna Williams announced Dy’Sheae’s death on Monday, saying she was “at a loss for words”.

“One of my dolls is gone. I do NOT understand and no I am not okay!! Jesus Lord!!!!” Williams wrote.

“She was fearless and was always trying to uplift herself and everyone in the dollhouse…She was always encouraging her sisters and motivating everyone!

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“She was always someone I could count on to have STRONG HAIR 🤣🙏🏾. She was my ‘DAH SHEEKEE!’ …….. why… I am at a loss for words… just why….

“I will miss your laughter!! I will miss your smile!! Please keep his family, friends and the entire Dancing Dolls organization in prayer.…we are NOT well!”

The Dollhouse Dance Factory posted a touching tribute to Dy’Sheae on their Instagram page, calling it the “life of the party.”

“Dyshea LOVEDDDD to dance…. We have to keep going because that’s what she would have wanted. She always said, ‘WE GOT THIS YALL!’

“She wasn’t a quitter, she didn’t back down, she was outspoken, she was the life of the party and overall she loved…our dancing family is so hurt right now” , shared the dance club.

“The dance was in her just like it is in all of us…Fly high mama baby….Rest in peace….We will keep it going while you lift us up.

“We love you Dyshea!! #TEOEDDFL #DD4L #dancingdolls #atl.”

The Dancing Dolls are one of the best dance troupes in the United States.

The elite dance studio promotes “high self-esteem, determination, perseverance, high academic achievement, community involvement and the importance of health in young women through the art of dance” , according to their website.

The group headlined the reality television series, Bring It, which aired on Lifetime for five seasons from 2014 to 2019.


Dy’Sheae’s death comes months after former cast member Shakira Gatlin was shot dead in February.

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Shakira, 19, was fatally shot in a house in Barnes Street.

Police say the teenager was shot in the head after an underage male “handled a gun”.

Former Troupe member Shakira Gatlin was shot dead in February


Former Troupe member Shakira Gatlin was shot dead in FebruaryCredit: document