Tashara Gavin-Moorehead is a professional dancer, choreographer, educator and emerging dance scholar, currently based out of Los Angeles. Tashara graduated Cum Laude from Virginia Commonwealth University with a B.F.A. in 2008.
In the last fourteen years she has danced with Inspirit Dance Company, Vissi Dance Theater, Deeply Rooted Dance Theater, Lula Washington Dance Theater, and is a former member of Jazzantiqua Music and Dance Ensemble. Tashara has presented her independent work through The Orange County Emerging Choreographers Showcase, “Reflect” choreography showcase, and The LA Fringe Dance Festival. Tashara is passionate about her African ancestry, and heritage, and uses dances as her way of understanding herself and her world better.
She is also deeply committed to the continued fight for liberation and freedom for people of the African diaspora. She has been teaching in public charter schools, and community based programs for grades K-12 as well as collegiate courses.
Tashara is currently researching the relationship between the Nguzo Saba and jazz improvisation as a liberation practice, and has recently earned her M.F.A. from California State University Long Beach.