About this Artist
Tamica is the director of programs for both the Lula Washington Dance School and the Dance Company. Much of her work involves community outreach, including the Summer Dance Camps and Intensives, Master Class series, choreographer showcases, annual youth dance recitals, holiday and Kwanzaa celebrations, as well as house events. Alongside coordinating these programs and events, Tamica also helps oversee the LWDT Youth Dance Ensemble and manages bookings and scheduling for performances, rehearsals, and acquisition of choreography.
Tamica’s movement style is an organic blend of traditional, modern, and jazz dance, with hip-hop and vernacular flavors mixed with the traditional dance styles of the African Diaspora. Her most recent dance works include Beautiful Venus and Serena, Message to My Peops, and Together, Spider and the Bee. Tamica was nominated by the 2008 NAACP Local Theater Awards committee for best choreography on Gilgamesh, directed by Stephen Sachs and Jessica Kubzansky at the Boston Court Theatre. She also choreographed Hippolytos, the inaugural production at the Barbara and Lawrence Fleischman Theater at the Getty Villa in Malibu, also directed by Stephen Sachs.
Tamica’s other works include choreography for Tupac’s “Brenda’s Got A Baby,” commissioned by the USC School of Law for its Race, Rap, and Redemption lecture demonstration; staging and choreography for James Cameron’s film Avatar, in which she played the body double and stand-in for CCH Pounder’s High Priestess in the film; choreography for Cuttin’ Da Mustard, starring Keisha Knight Pulliam, Moesha, The Parkers, and Steve Harvey; choreography for over 50 high school students in the 2009 Nike Black History Month Celebration; and choreography for the Kappa League’s annual ball.