Tai Teamer is a 27 year old Native New Orleanian. Professionally, Tai is an artist, educator, and entrepreneur. As owner of Spotlight Dance NOLA dance studio, Tai offers dance technique and fitness classes to ages 2 to adult as well as seated senior fitness classes for elders in partnership with Kingsley House.
During her time at Loyola, Tai was a three year Loyola Dance Team captain, an active student leader of the student government association, university programming board, the American Marketing Association, was initiated into the Exquisite Eta Theta Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated and is the Inaugural Miss Black Student Union Loyola University New Orleans 2016. After her reign as Miss BSU, Tai served as Miss Black New Orleans 2017, Miss Black Louisiana 2018, and made it to the top 5 competing for the title of Miss Black US Ambassador in Atlanta. Presently, Tai is attaining her masters of Arts Administration from the University of New Orleans with an area of concentration in Diversity, equity, equality, and access in Arts Education.
Tai hopes to publish her thesis, “Black Dancing Bodies of the Bayou: The Appropriation of Africanism, Exclusion of Blackness, and Hypersexualization of the black Anatomy in New Orleans Dance History. Tai joined The Beautiful Foundation in Spring 2016 as a dance and fine arts instructor. She additionally collaborated with TBF as a mentor in the school-based programing, Camp Beautiful Summer Program, and choreographed and collaborated with other artists to produce The Beautiful Foundation Gala performance. As Executive Director, Tai aspires to enhance the current programming of TBF by adding emphasis on entrepreneurship and mentorship, expanding school-based programming, diversifying fund-development strategies and increasing TBF brand awareness throughout the Greater New Orleans Area.
Rubiante Brown, Esq., President
Josephine Vanderhorst, Esq., Vice President
Dennis Jack, Treasurer
Lauren M. Perry