Tambra is a native of Oakland, California and is a graduate of Georgia State
University with a Bachelors of Science degree in Exercise Science. She is
currently a choreographer, musician, teacher, dancer, and the rehearsal director
with GIWAYEN MATA as well as a teacher of dance at Charles R. Drew Charter
School in Atlanta, GA.
Tambra began her training in contemporary dance at Skyline High School, a
distinguished performing arts institution under the tutelage of Dawn James. She
continued her training during her college years at Clark Atlanta University as
a member of Spelman College Dance Ensemble and Ayoluwa African Dance
Company while beginning her professional career with the Harry Bryce African
American Dance Theatre. To add to her credits she has studied and performed
under the direction of world renowned African and Contemporary dancers such
as Abdulaye Camara, Assane Konte, Youssouf Koumbassa, Marie Basse Wiles,
Djian Tie, Omelika Kuumba, Kwame Ross, Abdel Salam, Ronald K. Brown,
Jawole Zolar, Deborah Vaughn, Dr. Veta Goler, Kenneth Green, Pamelah
Maragh and Debbie Allen.
Tambra has enjoyed the opportunities to perform with world-renowned
artists such as Dionne Farris, Laurnea, Nadira Shakoor, and The SOS
Band. She performed in the opening cast of Busch Garden’s Broadway style
production “KATONGA” and TLC’s music video “Girl Talk”.
One of Tambra’s artistic goals is to create her own dance style that combines her
expertise in contemporary and African dance forms. Tambra believes that dance
will save lives by providing fitness, fun, and freedom of mind, body, and spirit.