TBC Guest Artists
TBC Guest Artists vary each year, showcasing new and established collaborations with wonderful dancers, actors, singers, composers, videographers and designers.
Paula Bliss (Education Director, teacher and performer) teaches Children's Dance at San Jose State University and professional development workshops for Santa Clara Department of Education. She taught for Dance Force in San Mateo and for Spectra Plus, a program with Gault Elementary School and the Santa Cruz County Cultural Council, the first local program to infuse the arts into the curriculum. Paula is currently teaching music and movement at Mountain Elementary School. She has been performing and teaching with Tandy Beal and Co. for over two decades.
Saki Tamao (ArtSmart Manager, teacher and performer) earned her BFA in Modern Dance at the University of Utah. She worked as a dancer and arts educator for Pickle Family Circus & TBC. She is currently Director of Dance for WEST Theatre and a performer and teacher with Dr. Shaffer & Mr. Stern Dance Company. She is a member of the Artist/Teacher Partnership program for the Santa Cruz County Office of Education and developed arts curricula for the SC Arts Council. She has been on the SPECTRA Arts Education roster for 15 years and has taught in over 50 schools.
Rebecca Blair (Associate Director, Rehearsal Director, Stage Manager) was awarded a Ford Foundation Scholarship to study at the School of American Ballet and the Harkness House Ballet School in New York City. She was a charter member of Maria Tallchief's Chicago City Ballet and the Lyric Opera Ballet Company, dancing soloist roles. Rebecca has been teaching adult and children’s ballet classes in Santa Cruz since 1991. She is currently the Stage Manager and Rehearsal Director for Tandy Beal and Company. She has Stage Managed for many local dance studios, Cabrillo College Dance Concerts, as well as the Alvin Ailey Camp at Cal Performances Zellerbach in Berkeley.
Micha Scott (Lead Teacher, ArtSmart) As a 13-year senior member with Garth Fagan Dance, Micha Scott has performed and taught master classes worldwide. She has been a soloist with Tandy Beal & Company, and a featured dancer in the PBS special ‘Griot New York’ with famed composer and trumpeter Wynton Marsalis. Micha has taught dance at SUNY Brockport, Rochester School of the Arts, SCU, UCSC, Cabrillo College, public schools, and private studios. Her choreography has been commissioned by Santa Clara University, Cabrillo College, the Absolute Dance Company, and Monterey and Seaside High School. Micha is Artistic Director at Tannery World Dance and Cultural Center, the founder and Artistic Director of Empire Dance Company, resident choreographer at Mountain School, dance instructor at Dancenter, and lead teacher with Tandy Beal & Company’s ArtSmart program.
Jennifer Radakovich (Programs Manager) earned her MA in Dance (Ethnology) from the University of Hawaii at Manoa. She has lectured and led workshops on Serbian, Samoan, Hawaiian, Tahitian and Korean dance, dance and gender and Labanotation at universities across the U.S. and in Seoul, Korea. She has worked for the 418 Project, the Santa Cruz Fringe Festival and the Santa Cruz Ethnic Dance Festival. She has published in the Korea Times and the Korean Research Journal of Dance Documentation.
Board of Trustees 2017-2018
Steve Principe (Board President), Mortgage Broker, Former Owner Vino Cruz (Santa Cruz) 3 years
Mary Saxon (Vice president), Publicist, Producer (Aptos and LA) 8 yrs
Sheila Cliff (Treasurer), MA Special Ed, Arts teacher (Santa Cruz) 2 yrs
Rebecca Blair (Secretary), Stage Manager, former Ballet Mistress Chicago City Ballet (Santa Cruz) 4 yrs
Tandy Beal (founding member), Performer/Choreographer/Director (Zayante) 44 yrs
Roberta Bristol, Professor Emeritus, Cabrillo College (Aptos) 44 yrs
Linda Butters, Manager, Il Fornaio Restaurant (Carmel) 20 yrs
Maggie Collins, Financial Administrator, UCSC, Retired (Santa Cruz) 25 yrs
Patrick Lei, Caterer (Scotts Valley) 1 yr
Scott Munro, County Mental Health Professional, Retired (Santa Cruz) 1 yr
Pamela Randall, Elementary Principal, retired (Santa Cruz) 3 yrs
Te Smith, Vice President, Communications at MarkMonitor, part of Thomson Reuters (Santa Cruz) 12 yrs
Jon Scoville (founding member), Composer (Zayante) 44 yrs
Frank Widman, Senior Trainer, UC Santa Cruz (Boulder Creek) 2 yrs
NATIONAL ADVISORY BOARD
Paulo Brandao, Musician (Rio De Janeiro, Brazil)
Sheila Baumgarten, former manager of TBC and Pickle Family Circus, former Program officer at Koret Foundation (Santa Cruz)
Jim Goodhue, Retired Special Needs teacher, Buddhist Priest (NJ and Japan)
Marc Lawton, Ministry of Education (Paris)
Judith Lomba, Therapist, Health Video Entrepreneur (Santa Cruz)
Bobby McFerrin, Singer (Philadelphia, PA)
Alan Savat, former banker and first manager of Tandy Beal & Company (Santa Cruz)
Ellen Sevy, Feldenkreis Practitioner (LA)
Peggy Snider, Co-Founder of Pickle Family Circus, Sculptor (Santa Cruz)
Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston, Author, Farewell to Manzanar (Santa Cruz)
Leadership Circles 2015
ArtSmart: Sarah Brothers, Cheryl Caspe, Liz Cass, Sheila Cliff, Jenny Dowd, Brynne Flidais, Susan Freeman, Paula Mahoney, Fred Mindlin, Meridian Negilski, Esteban Ortiz, Pamela Randall
First Saturday Family Concert Series: Daniel Jadick, Carol King, Sandy Lansdale, Stephanie Locke, Steve Principe, Jennifer Radakovich, Kelsey Ramage, Chavela del Rio, Alan Savat
40 Odd Moves: Courtney Barrett, Roberta Bristol, Mary Brooks, Rosejoanne Cirincone, Maggie Collins, Virginia Lee, Becca Reed, Kathy Runyon, Maya Sapper, Mary Saxon, Saki Tamao
40th Anniversary Reception: Roberta Bristol, Sheila Cliff, Maggie Collins, Stephanie Golino, Virginia Lee, Paula Mahoney, Diane Marvin, Val Miranda, Steve Principe, Pamela Randall, Jane Real, Chavela del Rio, Kathy Runyon, Mary Saxon, Micha Scott, Saki Tamao
FutureThink: Nancy Abrams, Maureen Davidson, Jinx Deruisa, Diane Grunes, Sherry Halperin, Holly Blue Hawkins, Ann Hazels, Andrea Lehrer, Marla Stone Lyons, Marti Mariette, Nada Miljkovic, Val Miranda, Micha Scott, Judy Slattum, Made Suriya, Sharon Willis, Nancy Worcester
Leadership Circles 2014
ArtSmart: Cheryl Caspe, Sheila Cliff, Maggie Collins, Sonia Deetz, Tom Ellison, Stephanie Locke, Esteban Ortiz, Ramon Pulido, Pam Randall, Beth Riley, Meg Sandow, Micha Scott, Laurel Shastri, June Smith, Carmela Woll
HereAfterHere: Julie Boudreau, Roberta Bristol, Rose Joanne, Maggie Collins, Stephanie Golino, Alexandra Kennedy, JJ Porter, Martha Rabin, Jane Real, Emily Reilly, Carolyn Reynolds, Alan Savat, Mary Saxon, Te Smith, Alexandra Snyder, Marla Stone, Frank Widman
Arts Council Santa Cruz County, Bill Graham Memorial Foundation, California Arts Council's Creative California Communities, Community Foundation of Santa Cruz County, David and Lucile Packard Foundation, Downtown Association of Santa Cruz, Fleishhacker Foundation, Good Times Santa Cruz, Greater New Haven Foundation, KUSP Central Coast Public Radio, Monterey Youth Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, Carolyn Hyatt, Maggie Collins, Jasmine Berke and Scott Roseman, Faye Crosby (Cowell College Provost) and Cowell College (UCSC).