TAMMY CARRASCO (Artistic Director) is dance artist based in Philadelphia and St. Petersburg, FL. Carrasco's work has been presented by Boston Contemporary Dance Festival, Dumbo Dance Festival, Movement Research at Judson Church in collaboration with Ann Sofie Clemmensen, Dixon Place, Jennifer Mueller/The Works, Triskelion Arts, Gowanus Art and Production, and Philadelphia’s Performance Garage, to name a few.
Tammy was in the first round of awardees for the New York State DanceForce Western NY Choreographers' Initiative sponsored by New York Council on the Arts, which supported a long-term creative process for now dance film, "Desert Picnic." Her work has also been supported by Greater Columbus Arts Council, The College at Brockport, SUNY, and The Ohio State University. Her current projects are multidisciplinary collaborations in which dance, visual art, film, text, and design merge for presentation in traditional and alternative artistic spaces.
As an active teaching dance artist, Tammy has worked full and part time in various educational structures, from studios to academia, including a full-time position in the dance department at SUNY Brockport for six years, lead instructor at North Carolina Governor's School East, part-time as a graduate teaching fellow at The Ohio State University, and adjunct positions at Bryn Mawr College and Hillsborough Community College in Tampa, FL. She has guest taught at University of California, Santa Barbara, University of Maryland, College Park, Montclair University, Nazareth College, University of Rochester, Jansen Dance Project, Dance with Utica festival, and internationally at Beijing Dance Academy.
Carrasco received an MFA from The Ohio State University, BFA in Contemporary Dance from University of North Carolina School of the Arts, and is a Walnut Hill School alum. Committed to a lifetime of learning, Tammy is grateful for her formative study with Brenda Daniels, Bebe Miller, Sean Sullivan, Susan Rethorst, Nancy Stark Smith, and Noa Zuk, among several others.