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Tambra Omiyale Harris
Teaching Artist

Tambra “Omiyale” Harris is the Artistic Director of Giwayen Mata, the all-sistah dance, percussion, and vocal ensemble. With 26 years of company experience as a choreographer, teacher, and performer who is trained in anti-racist methodology, Tambra leads the company in performance works and classes that highlight the African Diaspora and the hidden treasures of black womanhood. She successfully developed the K-12 dance program at Charles R. Drew Charter School by employing her own curriculum specializing in African and Black American dance styles, STEAM, and the core values of Project Based Learning. Currently directing a dance program at Price Middle School in Atlanta in partnership with her company Giwayen Mata, she works as the school’s dance educator using cultural and creative movement to focus on identity, cultural relevance, and social emotional learning. At Moving in the Spirit, Tambra teaches the art of West African dance to our GLOW in Motion and Apprentice Corporation performance companies.