Tamara Prince-Parrish, Artistic Director

Biography

Tamara Prince-Parrish has been an active professional member of the arts community in Memphis, Missouri, Arkansas, Texas, and Georgia for 12 years. She currently is a Dance Specialist at Briarcrest Christina School, Contemporary Dance instructor at SubRoy Studio’s, Fitness Instructor at Envisions Memphis, Cardio Barre Memphis Instructor, dance professor at the University of Memphis, ballet instructor at T. L. Williams Academy of Dance and Memphis Jewish Community Center, and Artistic Director/Founder of Bridging Souls Productions. In addition, she teaches private lessons and choreographs for local churches such as Olivet Fellowship Baptist Church, Open Heart Spiritual Center, and Mississippi Boulevard Christian Church where she is a volunteer w/ the Creative Arts Team. She was last seen in the Ensemble of Hairspray at Playhouse on the Square (2014). Past productions were Ensemble/Dance Captain in The Color Purple at Playhouse on the Square (2013), The Wiz at Hattiloo Theater (2010), and Sophisticated Ladies at Circuit Playhouse (2002). Tamara earned her BFA in Theater and Dance from the University of Memphis. Tamara’s career as a professional working artist has giving her the opportunity to dance as a guest artist w/ New Ballet Ensemble (2013), teach Cardio Ballet at University of Tennessee Health Science Center Campus Recreation (2011-2013), choreograph for the Upper School Theater Department at Lausanne Collegiate School (Once on This Island 2011 & The Hot Mikado 2012), teach for Playhouse on the Square Summer Youth Conservatory (2013), teach at Hattiloo Theater Camp Awareness (2011-2012; 2015), choreography Mahalia at for Hattiloo Theatre at Germantown Performing Arts Center October (2012), guest artist w/ Collage dance Collective (2010-2012), teach for Germantown Community Theater (2011), teach workshops and perform for St Mary’s Episcopal School and the Buckman Performing and Fine Arts Center, taught and performed for Children’s Ballet Theater (2009-2010 and Summer 2012), perform w/ Performance Art Network (2010-2011), (MADCO) Modern American Dance Company (2005-2008), and much freelancing. She has served as a board member w/ Women Identity Purpose (WIP) as the Special Events Committee Chair (2012). Tamara was awarded both the Florence Cole Talbert McCleave Award by the Grad-Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta and the Purple Pearl Award presented by the Mid-South Graduate Chapter of Swing Phi Swing Social Fellowship Incorporated (2013) for her contributions to the arts in the Mid-South, she was featured in The Commercial Appeals “Women To Watch” on Feb 19, (2012), Natural Cutie of the Year presented by RBG Productions (2011), featured in the July/August 2011 issue of Love Nu Art Magazine, and “Most Creative Contemporary Choreography” at the 5th Annual Destined To Dance Awards (2010). Tamara has volunteered by teaching dance fitness classes at Deneuville Learning Center. Tamara advocates for the arts to ignite passion in all.