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Tammi Bolden

Artist , Choreographer & Performer

Tammi Bolden has been an integral figure in dance and fitness since 1997.  

She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre and Performance Studies,

with a minor in dance, from Governors State University.

Working on a host of projects from Chicago Public Schools after school programs

to opening and operating her very own dance and fitness company,

Tri’Une.  

Tammi’s dance philosophy comes from a foundation of deep

and steady faith. This is most clearly seen in her gospel-infused choreography.  

She hopes to use her skills to broaden her reach, to continue to inspire

and promote healing through movement and to experience as

much as the world will provide.

January 1997-Present

TRI’UNE DANCE AND FITNESS ACADEMY, MERRILLVILLE, INDIANA— OWNER/INSTRUCTOR/MENTOR

  • Effectively design and plan curricula for all levels and populations including events and dance shows for all age groups

  • Prepare progressive lesson plans to enhance the experience of program participants

  • Record and maintain student and company records, financials, and management of Quick Books

  • Set-up and break down studio and all equipment before and after each program/class

  • Accurately complete all administrative duties relating to dance classes (i.e. timesheets student evaluations/placements and recital forms)

  • Conduct seminars, workshops, and community building exercises to enrich the neighborhood and recruit more full-time students

  • Management of all staff - a total of twelve individuals - including supervisory, team building, and career furthering workshops 

November 2018-Present

B BOLD NATURAL PRODUCTS, MERRILLVILLE, INDIANA— OWNER/ARTIST

  • Plan, sample, and distribute all natural skincare products to battle sensitive skin, psoriasis, and protect against harsh winter weather 

  • Design and develop logo, product line, and scents offered

  • Source, organize, and manufacture all products, as well as maintaining an online presence, ad boosting, and shipping and handling

 

August 2013-Present

EMERSON WRIT PERFORMING ARTS SCHOOL, GARY, INDIANA — INSTRUCTOR

  • Designed, developed, and implemented the dance and movement program for students offering participants opportunities to develop an interest in and mastery of the art form

  • Led supervised and provided guidance to program participants in that elective four times per week

  • Created lesson plans

  • Attended all required staff/planning meetings

  • Facilitated  special assignments which pertain to the goals and objectives of the dance program

  • Encouraged and led projects related to dance that foster academic, cultural, and artistic growth

 

April 2011 - March 2012

UNDER THE RADAR

Dance Experience - Performer

Governors State University Dance Company AUGUST 2018 - PRESENT

Deep Rooted Dance Company AUGUST 2015 - 2019

All Nation Worship Assembly Dance Ministry 2017 -  2019

Sandbox Learning Center AUGUST 2018 - MAY 2019

South Shore Dance Alliance AUGUST 2012 - AUGUST 2017  

Sandridge Park District 2015-2017

Salem Baptist Church Dance Ministry MAY 2012

Merrillville Park District 2005 - 2007

The Voice of St Mark JUNE 2004

Dance for Graduation Columbia College JUNE 2000

Faculty Concert - African Dance Columbia College April 2001

Dance Programs - Director

Dubois Elementary School, Chicago IL, 2018-2020

Carver Middle Elementary School, Chicago IL, 2018-2020

Lincoln Elementary School, Calumet City IL, 2015-2019 

School of Fine Arts, Calumet City IL, 2019

Education

August 2018 - Present

Governors State University, University Park, Illinois— Theatre and Performance Studies

Cultivating my theater, dance, fitness, and teaching background to inspire and develop self-esteem and discipline in future dancers of the world.

September 2000 - August 2004
Columbia College, Chicago, Illinois— Dance

Centering on personal growth, dancing in productions as well as the undergrad Manifest presentation strengthened my desire to prepare and present dance programs of my own.

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