San Diego native and a Brooklyn transplant, Keomi Tarver is a dancer, writer, lover, teacher and friend. She began training at the age of 12, and is skilled in Modern, West African, Hip Hop, and Interpretive Dance. Throughout the last decade, Keomi has showcased her work on various stages and respected institutions such as San Diego State University, Yale University, Brooklyn Museum of Art and many more. In 2010, while performing in “Hip Hop Saved My Life”, a celebration of Hip Hop through spoken word, dance, music and art, she was inspired to continue the journey of combining spoken word and dance. In 2014, Keomi wrote, choreographed and directed “Love and War.” Infused with dance and poetry, Love and War welcomed the vulnerability and work that love and war can bring to the surface, leaving us exposed and eventually free. Also in 2014, Keomi directed, produced and starred in, “Superpower”, a powerful video showing the power of choice. Inspiring our community to be loving, courageous and free. Keomi is the Director and Choreographer of abunDANCE, creating a world in which everyone creates, lives and loves abundantly. She is known for her love, strong and unapologetic movements, her transparency and her smile. Her purpose is to use her gift to remind others how valuable and beautiful they are and hopes her work provokes thought and love. You can find Keomi teaching kids the elements of Hip Hop throughout 5 the boroughs, throwing affirmations at her friends and hugging her mother. 

 

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