Tina Thompson-Pope- CEO, Founder/Artistic Director
SKIN DANCE COMPANY/ SKIN PRODUCTIONS/ SKIN LIFE ACADEMY
Athlete of God, Dancer, Mentor, Muse, Choreographer, Educator, Artistic Director and Fitness Guru are a just a few accomplishments that Tina Thompson has been recognized for in the community. With all of her accomplishments, awards and accolades she has received; first she is a Woman of God. Tina Thompson believes that God has given us divine gifts and we have to share it in order to prosper mentally, physically and spiritually.
Tina Thompson is a Dance Choreographer and well respected fitness professional in New York City. Her background includes Full Scholarships/ Professional training and Performance experience at all Four institutions of Dance; Martha Graham, Alvin Ailey, Dance Theatre of Harlem and Juilliard. She helps spread her knowledge by teaching dance workshops and fitness events throughout the Tri-State Area. She has been a leader in the Competitive Fitness world for a decade. She has numerous titles in World/ National Fitness and physique competitions. She has been a MS.FITNESS USA ambassador for the United States. Her contribution of fitness in the community has been life changing for people who have stumbled through many obstacles in their life when it comes to their health. For Tina Thompson it’s not about doing some jumping jacks and running in place. It’s about removing the barriers that have been blocks in your life in order to move forward. One of her favorites quotes are:
“Pain is the reaction of the body, as long as you have the body, some pain is inevitable. Suffering is the contraction of the mind, and unlike pain, is optional. Don't add suffering to pain".
Tina Thompson is a Dance Choreographer and well respected fitness ambassador professional in New York City. Her background includes Full Scholarships/ Professional training and Performance experience at all Four institutions of Dance; Martha Graham, Alvin Ailey, Dance Theatre of Harlem and the Juilliard School. Tina Thompson has served as a director of SKIN- The Tina Thompson Dance Company (established in 2003) for over a decade. The company is based in New York City and Thompson's works have graced the stage of Blumenthal Arts Center, Ailey Citi-Corp Theater, Tribeca Performing Arts Center, Symphony Space , New York Institute for Dance Education, Aaron Davis Hall and Dance Parade Gala.
SKIN DANCE company is vehicle for artistic value and self expression through the language of movement arts. Tina Thompson seeks to provide the opportunities, challenges, infrastructures for personal growth to its artists, students, community and future generations to come. Tina Thompson believes dance is a universal language by storytelling through movement. Her vision is to touch the audience members physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. Having choreographed over 22 Modern-Ballet works/ Thompson's choreography touches matters of the emotions and the state of the world politically, socio-economically and spiritually.
Tina Thompson helps spread her knowledge of her created Dance Fitness Fusions by teaching dance workshops and fitness events throughout the Tri-State Area. She has been a leader in the Competitive Fitness world for a decade. She has numerous titles in World/ National Fitness and physique competition's. Thompson has represented MS. FITNESS WORLD as an ambassador for the United States. Her contribution of fitness in the community has been life changing for people who have stumbled through many obstacles in their life when it comes to their health.
Tina Thompson is a person who exudes great styleand personality with confidence and expresses her own style and not letting others influence whoshe is or wants to be. Tina Thompson is a woman who carries character of strength, grace and discipline. Through the years of providing fitness and counseling, Tina has educated her local community about the importance of wellness., Her tenacious and passionate nature makes her a valuable catalyst in the Dance and Fitness community. THIS IS US!
2002 MS. FIGURE EMPIRE STATE Champion
2002 Ms. Fitness legacy, 1st runner-up
2003 Ms. Fitness USA, 11th Place
2004 Ms. Fitness USA, 8th Place
2004 Ms. Fitness New Jersey, 3rd Place
2004 OCB Ms. Fitness Iron City, 3rd place
2004 OCB Iron City- women's figure classic, 4th Place
2004 Fitness America NY Regional, 4th place
2004 Ms. Fitness North Eastern Regional, 3rd place
2005 Ms. Fitness USA, 6th Place
2005 Ms. Fitness Virginia- Fitness Champion
2005 Ms. Fitness Legacy, 2nd place
2006 Ms. Fitness USA, 1st runner-up
2006 Ms. Fitness World, 3rd place
2006 IFF Fitness Woman World, Fitness Ambassador/ Romania
2006 Sansha Ambassador
2007 Ms. Fitness USA, 4th place
2008 Ms. Fitness Legacy, 4th place
2008 NPC Brooklyn Grand Prix, Fitness Champion
2008 NPC Eastern Fitness, 4th place
2009 Ms. Fitness USA, 9th place
Fitness is life! So when you do your best; you breathe, you achieve, and you grow more passionate in this crazy energy we call LIFE! Never leave YOU at home! Compete with yourself.
Founder/ Artistic Director's Administration Team
Natasha DeVaughn-Rigby- Senior Associate Director
Josef Woodson- Company - Associate Director SKIN 1
Lance Pope- Production/ Tour Manager/ Stage; Lighting Tech Operations
Frank Picon- Stage/ Production Operations Stage Manager
Antonio Gooding- Company Curator/ Host
Jessica Morales - Administrative Assistant/ SKIN Ensemble Director
Andrew Mark/ Johnny Rodriquez- Company Resident Photographer's
Facilitation Management (Arts Initiative Programming): Tina Thompson/ Janelle Barnett
'When someone shows you who they aren't BELIEVE them' - Tina Thompson
'When someone shows you who the are believe them'- Maya Angelou
Athletes of GOD- Dancers
Josef Woodson- Principal
Natasha DeVaughn Rigby- Principal*
Jessica Morales- Principal*
Janelle Barnett- Principal*
Joi Anissa Jackson
HUNTER College Campus Schools Initiative
SKIN GUEST'S : *Courtesy of Alvin Ailey 2, Caterina Rago Dance Company, Kaleidoscope Dance Company, Pure Project, Cecilia Marta, TANIMA DANCERS, NYC FLAGGERS, BRIAN BROOKS, QUEENSBOROUGH COMMUNITY COLLEGE (EMILY BERRY), VISIONS CONTEMPORARY DANCE and More to come>