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Artistic Director TAMARA SAARI

began dancing over twenty years ago in the Detroit Metropolitan Area, and since then she has performed throughout the United States and Mexico. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in dance at San Diego State University where she was awarded Outstanding Graduate of the Year in 2004. Ms. Saari was honored again by the university when she received Alumna of the Year in dance in 2011. Ms. Saari has worked with various artists on both east and west coasts including Allyson Green Dance, Patricia Sandback and Dancers, Beth Soll and Dancers, Kathryn Wilkening and WNZ Showtime. Ms. Saari has shown work at the Silk City Arts Festival, Celebrate Dance Festival, Merce Cunningham Studios, the Flea Theater, the Hudson Guild Theater, various Peridance-Capezio Center events, youTurn Contemporary Arts Exhibition and The International San Diego Fringe Festival. Her recent work “____ed by you.” received a second place award at Jean Isaacs Choreographers Showcase in San Diego 2013. Ms. Saari has successfully produced evening-length works in Southern California and New York City, including The Nutcracker NYC, A Contemporary Ballet, voted by CBS as one of the Top Six NYC Nutcrackers. Students under Ms. Saari’s tutelage have been accepted to American Ballet Theater, AAB & Ailey summer intensives as well as Joffrey summer intensives with scholarships based on merit.  Other graduates were accepted to dance programs at Tisch-NYU, Butler University, SUNY Purchase, Boston Conservatory and Southern Methodist University.  Ms. Saari directs her professional contemporary dance company in New York City, where she resides.(www.tamarasaaridance.com)

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