Latanya d. Tigner

Latanya will be teaching
Shim-Sham to the Motherland
with Traci Bartlow.

Latanya d. Tigner has performed professionally with Dimensions Dance Theater since 1986, and has studied and toured internationally, performing multidisciplinary works and conducting workshops rooted African diasporic dance forms. Latanya holds a B.A. in Physical Education/Dance, a Master’s Degree in Arts Administration, directs Dimensions’ youth company, and teaches dance at UC Berkeley and Mills College. Latanya has created commissioned works for Dimensions Dance Theater, Black Choreographers Festival, Robert Moses’ Kin, and has presented work in SF Ethnic Dance Festival, Cuba Caribe, and Mabina Dance Festival (Congo-Brazzaville). She has also set choreography for Cal Shakes, SF Shakespeare, Ubuntu Theater, Delina Dream Productions, and Li Smith’s production of Purlie Victorious. Latanya serves as co-artistic director of the San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival. Ms.Tigner’s current research and study of African dance retention in African American social dance led to the creation Dancing Cy(i)phers, an annual symposium connecting the coded languages of African rooted dance.