Tamisha Guy

Interview Highlights
Interview Highlights
Q: How do you think we can continue to create and share art during this time?
"What I have been seeing on social media is incredibly inspiring. The dance community has rallied and shown up for each other, which is beautiful to see. If we stay on the path of sharing with one another, we will make it through this. I have full faith that this will not last forever and that at the end of this, we will all be okay. But if we continue to think about each other and share in any way we see fit, whether it be information, or holding a class or sharing encouraging words––it is all important and I have been seeing a lot of that. I hope we continue to do that in this time AND once we make it out of this space."
Q: Do you think the pandemic will make us a more socially conscious society? If so, how?
"I hope it does. I am not sure how. I think that will vary for everyone. We will all be changed from this pandemic and we will definitely speak through our art once we are able to––whatever that art form will be. I am excited to see what will come out of this all and to see how performing artists will dive into their work. People are itching to get back to that thing that makes them get up in the morning and stay up late at night, and right now, we are just not able to do that. I am hopeful and excited and I am staying encouraged, and I hope everyone else is as well."
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Tamisha Guy, a native of Trinidad and Tobago began her formal dance training at Ballet Tech, the New York City Public School for Dance under the direction of Eliot Feld. Later she attended Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School, and SUNY Purchase College as a double major in dance and arts management. Ms. Guy has completed summer programs with Complexions Contemporary Ballet, Springboard Danse Montreal, and Nathan Trice. She has performed works by William Forsythe, Pam Tanowitz, Loni Landon, Mark Morris, and Martha Graham etc. Ms. Guy graduated with honors in 2013 from SUNY Purchase College and in June of 2013 began dancing with the Martha Graham Dance Company. Later she joined Kyle Abraham’s, Abraham in Motion, in which she is still a member. She was featured in the segment “Spotlight on Success” in Dance Informa Magazine and in 2016 she made Dance Magazine’ Top 25 To Watch list as well as winning the 2016 Princess Grace Award. In 2017, she was named one of the Best Dancer's of the Year by Dance Europe.