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Tamisha Guy ’13

Tamisha A. Guy, a native of Trinidad and Tobago, began her formal dance training at ballet tech, under the direction of Eliot Feld. Later she attended Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School, and Purchase College as a double major in dance and arts management.

She has completed summer programs with Complexions Contemporary Ballet, Nathan Trice and Springboard Danse Montreal. She has performed works by William Forsythe, Bebe Miller, Doug Varone, Merce Cunningham, Pam Tanowitz, and Mark Morris.

In 2013, Guy graduated with honors from Purchase College and joined the Martha Graham Dance Company shortly after. In 2016 Guy was selected as one of Dance magazine’ Top 25 to Watch and she also received the 2016 Princess Grace Award.

She was featured in the segment “Spotlight on Success” in Dance Informa magazine as well as the Caribbean Life newspaper, where she discussed her upbringing and the distinguished Princess Grace award.

In 2017, she was named one of the best dancers of the year by Dance Europe. Guy has been fortunate to teach masterclasses in Hawaii, London, Berlin, Haiti, Colombia, Minneapolis, Arizona, Dallas, etc. Tamisha currently dances with A.I.M., under the artistic direction of Kyle Abraham ’00, which she joined in 2014.

Guy earned the 2022 Vilcek Prize for Creative Promise in Dance “for her evocative and intuitive performance style that blends elements of contemporary, modern, and narrative dance traditions, and for her commitment to furthering her own practice through instruction, collaboration, and mentorship.” Read more about her story on