TAMMY CARRASCO (Artistic Director) is an Assistant Professor of Dance at The College at Brockport, SUNY and dance artist based in Rochester, NY. Carrasco's work has been presented by Boston Contemporary Dance Festival, Dumbo Dance Festival, Movement Research at Judson Church in collaboration with Ann Sofie Clemmensen, Dixon Place, Jennifer Mueller/The Works, Triskelion Arts, Gowanus Art and Production, and Philadelphia’s Performance Garage, to name a few. Her work has been featured within the Keybank Rochester Fringe, Charm City Fringe, and American College Dance Association Gala performances.
Carrasco was selected for the Western NY Choreographers' Initiative and awarded funds by NY State DanceForce as sponsored by New York Council on the Arts to support an on-going creative process. Her work has also been supported by Greater Columbus Arts Council, The College at Brockport, SUNY, and The Ohio State University. Her current projects investigate the nature of “two” through duet forms, and multidisciplinary collaborations in which dance, visual art, film, text, and design merge for presentation in alternative artistic spaces.
As an educator, Carrasco has taught at The College at Brockport and The Ohio State University, and has guest taught at University of Maryland, College Park, Montclair University, University of California, Santa Barbara, Nazareth College for MAD Festival, University of Rochester for InspireDance Festival, Dance with Utica festival, and internationally at Beijing Dance Academy. In the summer months, she has been Lead Dance Instructor for North Carolina Governor's School East for consecutive summers, and School Operations Coordinator at American Dance Festival.
Carrasco received a BFA in Contemporary Dance from University of North Carolina School of the Arts and a MFA from The Ohio State University (OSU). She is grateful to have studied with dance masters Bebe Miller, Susan Rethorst, and Nancy Stark Smith, among several others. At Brockport, she teaches contemporary modern, composition, improvisation, and dance history, and continues to create new works in academic and professional settings.
Besides with making dances, Carrasco loves iced coffee, basking in the sun, over-sized art books, and time with her family.