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14 | #TamishaGuy - A.I.M

On this episode your co-host Martheya interviews Kyle Abraham’s Abraham In Motion, Dancer and Rehearsal Director Tamisha Guy. On this episode, we talk about auditions, using social media as a platform to offer encouragement, podcast recommendations, scheduling tips, saying ‘No’ to avoid burnout, going behind the screen of Merce Cunningham Night of 100 Solos Facebook Livestream, and using the digital space to create more of an audience for dance.


[1:09] Martheya introduced Tamisha Guy


[3:00]Martheya asks: “How would you describe your career?”

[3:41]Martheya asks: “What has your dance audition experience been like?”

[5:35]Martheya asks: “What was the audition like?”

[7:23]Martheya asks: “What was it like to negotiate for finishing your education?”

[8:52]Martheya asks: “How did you become a dancer for A.I.M and the rehearsal director?”

[12:50]Martheya asks: “Can you walk us through the rehearsal process as both dancer and rehearsal director?”

[14:11]Martheya asks: “Do you think companies considered your social media presence?”

[15:59]Martheya asks: “What is your process of posting on social media?”

[18:56]Martheya asks: “Could you talk about your sponsors or brand ambassadorships?”

[19:45]Martheya asks: “How did you connect with this brand?”

[20:54]Martheya asks: “How do you balance press and your professional career?”

[22:18]Martheya asks: “What are tips you can share for those listening who wear many hats?”

[23:32]Martheya asks: “Do you have any advice for saying ‘no’?”

[24:37]Martheya asks: “How do you decide when to say ‘no’?”

[24:37]Martheya asks: “How do you decide when to say ‘no’?”

[26:19]Martheya asks: “Could you share what it was like for A.I.M to partner with Google Arts and Culture for Black History Month?”

[28:32]Martheya asks: “What was it like to perform for the ‘Night of 100 solos - Merce Cunnigham’ Facebook Livestream?”

[30:21]Martheya asks: “Was setting up the Facebook Live factored into rehearsal schedules?”

[32:30]Martheya asks: “Do you see a correlation of the digital space and the growth of dance audiences?”

[34:13]Martheya asks: “If you had to share one piece of advice for emerging artists using social media what would it be?”

[35:40]Martheya asks: “How else do you stay current with your news of the dance world?”

[37:42] Martheya asks:

1- If you had to recommend a resource to our audience what would it be?

2- What was the first dance you saw?

  • New York City Ballet “I saw them when I was 10”

3- Do you think social media has a positive influence on the dance world (yes or no)?

  • YES & NO

4- What is your favorite social media platform?

  • Instagram, “that’s what I use the most”

#TamishaGuy Recommended Resources

Connect with Tamisha Guy:

Twitter- @AIM | @tamisha_28


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