Tamara Welch

Tamara Welch received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance from New World School of the Arts in 1997. After attending New World's high school program, the Dean of Dance, Daniel Lewis awarded her a 4-year scholarship to the College program. In addition to school, since 1990, she has been one of the original dancers of the Isadora Duncan Dance Ensemble, under the direction of Andrea Seidel. Also from 1991 to 1996, she danced with Momentum Dance Company.

With the Isadora Duncan Dance Ensemble, she has performed throughout the State of Florida, also at the Kennedy Center American Series in Washington D.C., Lincoln Center’s Out of Doors, and for the 100 year Modern Dance Festival from Isadora to Pina in Germany. She also participated in the 4th annual Jose Limon International Dance Festival in Mexico.

Tamara has received scholarships from New Arts Festival 1992, Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival, a Marcia Simon Scholarship 1993 and the Bates Dance Festival 1994 and 1996. In 1994, she received a career grant from the National Society for Arts and Letters, Boca Raton Chapter. In 1996, Tamara has received a choreographic commission from Rima Robbins to create a dance for Stephanie Bastos in memory of Peter Greenberg and Laura Smith.

In the fall of 1996, Tamara choreographed an original work for the Isadora Duncan Dance Ensemble and produced her own concerts in Miami titled Desien on April 24 & 25, 1997 and Hear My Silence, 1998. She has worked with the following choreographers: Jane Carrington, Gerri Houlihan, Mark Taylor, Peter London, Danny Grossman and Susanna Yamauchi.

Currently, Tamara is attending Ohio State University master's program.

[Photo-Steve Caras]