TamaraLynn Jonason

As a young ballerina in her early teens TamaraLynn performed with the Colorado Ballet Company, Red River Dance & Performing Company, under the Artistic Direction of Cathy and Eddie Gasper (Legendary Eddie Gasper, who was Bob Fosse's assistant for over a decade in New York).  At  sixteen, she was Soloist for the opera Magic Flute, Fargo/Moorhead Minnesota Civic Opera.  During her career TamaraLynn danced with Ballet Arizona under the Artistic Direction of Jean Paul Comelin, she performed as Soloist for four years with Opendance Progressive Ballet Company under the Artistic Direction of Michelle Ceballos Michot  from Thalia Mara’s National Academy of Ballet, School of American Ballet, ABT, the Joffrey Ballet Schooland, Royal Ballet School in London and the Royal Ballet Academy.  While in Phoenix during the late 1980's TamaraLynn directly trained, worked and lived with Irina Dolgova from the Vaganova Academy Mariinsky Ballet Saint-Petersburg/Leningrad Russia

 

 

An artist, ballerina, choreographer, performer, educator and visionary TamaraLynn has produced and directed, choreographed and performed full length original productions:  Renewal, The Calling, Gwinna (premiere of a new ballet she adapted from Barbra Helen Bergers children’s book), House of Symphonies, Paradigm, New Perspectives, Galactic Butterfly, Awaken, Reconnection, CoreAge in the Deep, Plant Speaks and Cosmic Key to name a few.  TamaraLynn has been teaching and choreographing for over thirty-eight years, eighteen years in the Phoenix Metro Area.  

Enthios Art Venue is a powerful landmark in TamaraLynn’s career.  She, being the Founder and Artistic Director, cultivated art, integrated education and art, inspired fun through workshops, productions, music, dance and theatre.   TamaraLynn curated art shows for internationally recognized artists, offered after school programs and hosted international and national events.  It is proclaimed by many, “What Enthios Art Venue brought to the community had a way of bringing everyone together in such a way that leaves a nostalgic hum in your heart.” In 2004 she founded Mosaic Trio Progressive Ballet Company, now Keytra Asandi CBC (Contemporary Ballet Company).  She has worked with Maestro Thomas Chun-yu Chen an internationally renowned conductor, violinist, composer, and string instruments maker from China in the CICA International Music Festival here in the states and iconic international composer, conductor and artist Christopher Lantz. 

Being a musician and vocalist herself along with years of working with classical and contemporary musicians, TamaraLynn, brings a profound understanding of music theory, inevitably revealing a dynamic level, into her performances, choreography, productions and instruction.  Dance is in her every movement.  Even during simple conversations, you witness her musical nature in motion.  TamaraLynn is an unforgettable experience.  Her performances and productions move your soul and warm your heart.  The viewer experiences an array of considerations that follow them out of the performance venue and for days following, an awakening will call you into contemplation.  Inspiration inevitably finds you.  

 

 

TamaraLynn, Owner and Principal Artistic Director of  Love Performing Arts Center (LPAC),

a place to perform, create and learn for young artist, professional artists and community members.  In addition to performance, instruction and training in Ballet, Fencing, Yoga, Dao Meditation, Contemporary Dance, Jazz/Modern, Fringe Theatre are offered. 

7Generations Forward Project LLC (7GFP), an after school youth enrichment center is located in the same building.  Their mission is to: blend together the wisdoms of our elders, the creativity and spontaneity of our youth to reclaim our health of mind, spirit, and body for a future that grows from resilience into viability for all.  Fundamentally,  nurturing inspiration and cultivating advanced thinking through a variety yearly classes/workshops and mentorship opportunities. 

Currently, TamaraLynn cares for her daughter, Natasha, after a medical injury left her paralyzed ten years ago. "Natasha is my 'Wisdom On Wheels' and my mentor," is how she refers to her daughter.  "Natasha shows me a new perspective and shares numerous profound insights with me every time we are together.  Life can turn on us in strange and unpredictable ways.  But no matter how devastating it can be, it is love, kindness, patience, adaptation and perseverance that can help you find you center.  That is what Natasha teaches me,"  Tamara shares with a steadfast conviction.

 

Our need to grow, share and design better systems is the soil for a viable future.  Now is the time to  remember how being stewards of our earth and compassionate intelligent beings are the only seeds that prosper.”  Grateful to call Loveland her home, her heart is rooted in making the world a better place by enriching our youth and nurturing their brilliance so they can grow.  TamaraLynn claims, "that is what 7Generations Forward Project and Love Performing Arts Center offers.  It is the ground where it all begins and that is with you, the parents, the artists, the professionals, and our community."  

Through tragedy Tamara Lynn has found a way to breath life back into her art.  It is the 'Art of Life,' that ultimately shapes her reality.   

 
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