Mr. Tomas Tamayo
- California Institute of the Arts, Master of Fine Arts in Dance
- Tomas Tamayo is a choreographer, dancer, director and educator within the dance arts. Tamayo received both his BFA and MFA degrees from the School of Dance at CalArts. He also studied at Southwestern College, Harvard University, Santa Reparata Graphic Art Center in Florence, Italy and the London Contemporary Dance School. Locally, Tomas has danced with Silayan Dance Co., CalArts Dance Ensemble, CalArts Javanese Gamelan Ensemble, CalArts Balinese Gamelan Ensemble, Ruth Barnes, Liz Burritt, Ann Carlson, Monica Favand, Joe Goode, Cristyne Lawson, Liz Maxwell, Doug Nielsen, Samahan Philippine Dance Company, Lisa Townsend, Johanna Weikel, Kurt Weinheimer, Nanik and I. Nyoman Wenten, Tina Yuan and Robin Zeimer. As a company member of Trip Dance Theater in Los Angeles, Tamayo performed Breath and Bone at the Joyce Soho in NYC, Synergy at the Ford Amphitheater and Poisoning the Well at the Unknown Theater in Hollywood. Tamayo's trio Omb was shown in the Sharon Disney Lund Theater at CalArts and in the Barnsdall Art Park Theater. Tamayo’s solo Toxic Agenda premiered at REDCAT. Internationally, Tamayo has choreographed and danced in London, Indonesia, the Philippines and has performed with the Kannon Dance Company from St. Petersburg, Russia. Tamayo has been an adjunct faculty member at Southwestern College, University of California San Diego (Intercultural Language Program), CalArts (Community Arts Partnership) and CSU Fresno (CSU Summer Arts Program). Tamayo has been a full-time lecturer and assistant professor in dance at CSU Dominguez Hills and an Associate Professor in Dance at Eastern New Mexico University.