LAWTF Performer Tashara Gavin-Moorehead

Tashara Gavin-Moorehead

Friday, March 29th, 8pm—“Boxed In, Set Free”
Summertime, Sunflowers
This dance poem explores the history of African Americans as related to the sunflower.

Tashara Gavin-Moorehead is a professional dancer, choreographer, educator, and emerging dance scholar, currently based out of Los Angeles. Tashara graduated Cum Laude from Virginia Commonwealth University with a BFA in 2008 and has recently earned her MFA from California State University Long Beach. In the last fifteen years she has danced with Inspirit Dance Company, Vissi Dance Theater, Deeply Rooted Dance Theater, and Lula Washington Dance Theater, and is a former member of Jazzantiqua Music and Dance Ensemble.

Tashara has presented her independent work through The Orange County Emerging Choreographers Showcase, the “Reflect” choreography showcase, and The LA Dance Festival. She loves teaching all levels from pre-K to the university level teaching at LMU, CSULB, CAL Poly Pomona, and Renaissance High School. Tashara is passionate about her African ancestry and heritage and uses dances as her way of understanding herself and her world better.

She is currently researching the relationship between the Nguzo Saba and jazz improvisation as a liberation practice and is deeply committed to the continued fight for liberation and freedom for people of the African diaspora.

Performer. Tashara Gavin-Moorehead
Performer. Tashara Gavin-Moorehead
Performer. Tashara Gavin-Moorehead