SKIN

Tina Thompson-Pope- CEO, Founder/Artistic Director

Athlete of God, Dancer, Choreographer, Educator, Artistic Director and Fitness Guru are a just a few accomplishments that Tina Thompson has been recognized for in the community. With all of her accomplishments, awards and accolades she has received; first thing first she is a Woman of God. Tina Thompson believes that God has given us divine gifts and we have to share it in order to prosper mentally, physically and spiritually.

Tina Thompson is a Dance Choreographer and well respected fitness professional in New York City. Her background includes Full Scholarships/ Professional training and Performance experience at all Four institutions of Dance; Martha Graham, Alvin Ailey, Dance Theatre of Harlem and Juilliard. She helps spread her knowledge by teaching dance workshops and fitness events throughout the Tri-State Area.  She has been a leader in the Competitive Fitness world for a decade. She has numerous titles in World/ National Fitness and physique competitions. She has been a MS.FITNESS USA ambassador for the United States. Her contribution of fitness in the community has been life changing for people who have stumbled through many obstacles in their life when it comes to their health. For Tina Thompson it’s not about doing some jumping jacks and running in place. It’s about removing the barriers that have been blocks in your life in order to move forward. One of her favorites quotes are Pain is the reaction of the body, as long as you have the body, some pain is inevitable. Suffering is the contraction of the mind, and unlike pain, is optional. Don't add suffering to pain". WWW.TINATHOMPSONFITNESS.COM    MSFITNESS.COM

Tina Thompson, is the director of SKIN- The Tina Thompson Dance Company, which was established in 2003. Her company is based in New York City and her works have graced the stage of Ailey Citi-Corp Theater, Tribeca Performing Arts Center, Symphony Space and Aaron Davis Hall. Tina Thompson created this company as a vehicle for artistic value and self expression through language of dance. She seeks to provide the opportunities, challenges and infrastructures for personal growth to its artists, students, community and future generation to come. Tina Thompson believes dance is a universal language by storytelling through movement. Her vision is to touch the audience members physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. Her choreography touches matters of the heart and the everyday social epidemics; such as relationships, abuse, social warfare etc. that we go through in society.

Tina Thompson is a person who exudes great style and personality with confidence and expresses her own style and not letting others influence who she is or wants to be. Tina Thompson is a woman who carries character of strength, grace and discipline. Through the years of providing fitness and counseling, Tina has educated her local community about the importance of wellness. Her knowledgeable, caring, tenacious and passionate nature makes her a valuable catalyst in the Dance and Fitness communities.  THIS IS US!

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Artistic Director's Administration

  Natasha DeVaughn-Rigby- SKIN Associate Director

  Josef Woodson- Company Rehearsal Director/ SKIN 2, Associate Director

Johnea Dupont- SKIN 2 Rehearsal Director

Lance Pope- Tour Manager/ Stage; Lighting Tech Operations 

 Frank Picon- Stage/ Production Operations & Studio Manager

Wanda Bey- Apprentice/ Ensemble Assistant Director

 Antonio Gooding- Company Curator/ Host

Yuen Deng- Operations

Jessica Morales - Costume Design/ Administrative Assistant

Cheryl Olivencia /Caila Jerigan- Marketing & Social Media

Andrew Mark - Company Resident Photographer

Social Media/ Contributing Editors: Janelle Barnett/ Marcus Edwards

 

 

 

Athletes of GOD- Dancers

Josef Woodson- Principal*

Wanda Waldon-Bey- Principal*

        Natasha DeVaughn Rigby- Principal*

Jessica Morales- Principal*

Janelle Barnett- Principal* 

Ria Binaoro- Principal*

Johnea Dupont- Principal*

Calvin Martin- Principal*

Caila Jerigan- Principal

Isaiah Little- Principal

Darius Thomas

Alexandra Prassas

Marcus Edwards

Sheila Iniego (apprentice)

 

 

SKIN 2 DANCE ENSEMBLE

Ciara Bowen

Naima Navarro

Osmeily Luna

Destini Lamy

Pslams Burroughs

 

 

 

 

 

 

SKIN GUEST'S HAVE INCLUDED: Kaleidoscope Dance Company, Pure Project, Cecilia Marta, TANIMA DANCERS,  NYC FLAGGERS, BRIAN BROOKS, TERACE JONES, QUEENSBOROUGH COMMUNITY COLLEGE (EMILY BERRY), AILEY 2,

VISIONS CONTEMPORARY DANCE and More to come>

 

  





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