Tara Masimer

Visiting Assistant Professor|Assistant Director, M.F.A. Dance

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Tara Masimer is a passionate dancer, creator, and educator. She is driven and curious within her research and collaborations about the effects and interplay which culture, heritage, history, and the human experience have on and with the body, the dance, and the performance. Masimer is originally from Colorado and eventually moved to New York City where she danced for seven years before moving to The Netherlands. She has lived, danced, and created for the past 12 years in Amsterdam and has had additional professional performance experiences outside The Netherlands in Norway, France, and Senegal (Africa). Alongside her performance career, Masimer has continually taught dance classes and workshops for the professional dance arts, commercial dance, amateurs at arts schools, higher education institutions, and dance centers such as Amsterdam Dance Center, NL. She taught for 10 years as guest faculty and faculty within the bachelor’s degree of dance programs at CODARTS School of the Arts in Rotterdam and at the Lucia Marthas Institute for Performing Arts in Amsterdam/Groningen. She has served as guest jury for dance performance and competitions in Portugal and Belgium. In 2018, Masimer completed her M.F.A. at Hollins (three-summer low residency program). In 2021, she was the creative director of a multi-cultural, interdisciplinary project, Culture Clash, NL; a project curated by Anthony Pinas, bringing together 36 dancers/movers from six different countries in a cultural exchange, to create and perform as a collective. From 2021 to 2022, Masimer performed in multiple dance/performance explorations with Electric Dub Station founded by Antonio Jose Guzman. The projects, in collaboration with Iva Jankovic, were fiber arts, storytelling, and movement interplay.