“A Dancer whose inner light shines and makes her memorable.”
– Jeannie Hill (Jump Rhythm Jazz Project – Chicago)
Tasha Lawson is the founder and Artistic Director of Tri-Tone Productions and the Artistic Director of Tri-Tone Rhythm Society. Tri-Tone Productions houses a pre-professional rhythm ensemble, a youth ensemble and an adult ensemble. The Company creates and produces interdisciplinary performance works through combining the mediums of body percussion, tap, and movement. Tri-Tone Rhythm Society is a non-profit arts society dedicated to preserving and promoting the art of tap dance and contemporary percussive arts and connecting diverse communities through world class performance, education and outreach programs.
A native Calgarian and graduate of Grant MacEwan College’s Dance Teacher Training and Dance Performance programs, Ms. Lawson continued her studies at Simon Fraser University while working as a Modern Dancer in Vancouver. She supplemented her tap and body music studies in New York, San Francisco and Brazil. For six years Ms. Lawson toured North America as a Principal Dancer with Tapestry Dance Company based out of Austin, Texas.
Tasha was nominated for Dancer of the Year by the Austin Critics Table Awards in 2007 for her performance in Acia Gray’s “Souls of Our Feet, a Tribute to American Tap Dance.” Serving as the Artistic Director of Tapestry’s apprentice Company, Visions In Rhythm, from 2002-2008, Ms. Lawson directed six new full-length concert works. Under her leadership, the Company integrated community outreach programs and toured to San Antonio and Chicago.