Led by Founder/Artistic Director Tina Thompson-Pope, SKIN – The Tina Thompson Dance Company was established in 2003 as a vehicle for artistic value and self-expression through the language of dance. SKINTTDC seeks to provide the opportunities, challenges and infrastructures for personal growth to its artists, students, community members and future generations to come. As a diverse, four dimensional (physical, mental, emotional and spiritual) performing arts organization, they strive to create and perform choreography based on storytelling and universal themes in a contemporary-fused modern dance style that is accessible and relatable.
Tina Thompson-Pope is the founder and Creative Director of the SKIN – The Tina Thompson Dance Company. She began her training at LADAKA and has studied at the Alvin Ailey and the Martha Graham Schools of Dance. Ms. Thompson attended the prestigious Juilliard School of Dance on a full Irving Ruckens Scholarship (BFA Program).
SKIN:DEEP will makes its NYC debut on Tuesday August 30th 2011 at the historic Anthology Film Archive. The documentary headlines an evening of dance-themed short film programming.