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Dance Fitness Guru, Empowerment Coach, Creator of PILABALLET FIT,
Ms. Fitness USA & Ms.Fitness Pro, Dance Fitness Pioneer
2006 Ms. Fitness USA 1st Runner-up
Ms. Fitness Virginia 2005 OCB
2008 NPC Fitness Champion,
4X MS. FITNESS WORLD & I.F.S.B. FITNESS WOMAN WORLD
Producer of Beauty & The Spirit Podcast/
'Josephine's Cotton' Broadway Revue
Over 20 Years of Experience in DANCE & FITNESS!
GOD KEPT ME!
Still I Rise by Maya Angelou
You may write me down in history With your bitter, twisted lies,
You may trod me in the very dirt But still, like dust, I’ll rise.
Does my sassiness upset you?
Why are you beset with gloom? ‘Cause I walk like I’ve got oil wells Pumping in my living room.
Just like moons and like suns, With the certainty of tides, Just like hopes springing high,
Still I’ll rise.
Did you want to see me broken? Bowed head and lowered eyes? Shoulders falling down like teardrops, Weakened by my soulful cries?
Does my haughtiness offend you?
Don’t you take it awful hard ‘Cause I laugh like I’ve got gold mines Diggin’ in my own backyard.
You may shoot me with your words, You may cut me with your eyes,
You may kill me with your hatefulness,
But still, like air, I’ll rise.
Does my sexiness upset you? Does it come as a surprise That I dance like I’ve got diamonds At the meeting of my thighs?
Out of the huts of history’s shame
I rise Up from a past that’s rooted in pain I rise
I’m a black ocean, leaping and wide,
Welling and swelling I bear in the tide.
Leaving behind nights of terror and fear I rise Into a daybreak that’s wondrously clear
I rise Bringing the gifts that my ancestors gave, I am the dream and the hope of the slave.
Tina Thompson is an Executive Producer, Artistic Director, Choreographer, Writer, Performing Arts Educator and well respected fitness professional in New York City. She has won numerous arts council awards for choreography and fellowships in Dance. Her background includes full scholarships/ professional training and performance experience at all four institutions of Dance; Martha Graham, Alvin Ailey, Dance Theatre of Harlem, Juilliard and alumni of the Long Island University where she also received an arts scholarship in Dance Leadership. She helps spread her knowledge by teaching dance workshops and fitness events throughout the Tri-State Area. Her Choreography has been set on music artists and dancers locally and internationally. She has been a leader in the Competitive Fitness world for over 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. She has been the fitness coordinator for many private and commercial health facilities in NYC. Tina Thompson is currently working in arts education and producing pilots entitled Dance in the New World, UNDANCED & Beauty in The Spirit Podcast. For Tina Thompson, 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". Excellence is her bar so people setting obstacles for this woman of color is nothing new. #Takeanumber
The purpose of this short film is to show the place we are in as fellow artists and creative minds. Our world has been shifted & forever changed as creatives and visionaries. This will be our second film documentary Executive produced by Tina Thompson and Creative Directed by Josef Woodson. Improving diversity knowledge is a required component of every company. With more and more businesses having global presence workplace diversity is a forgone conclusion. Our Producer/ Director explores the experiences of artists, performers, people... all confronting bias and truths so that we will be able to use strategies to be proactive and remove barriers. This film will be show how to build and encourage diversity in our workplaces and community.
The funds will be used to document, interview, curate and to perform production off-site/on-site. We will be grateful for your help in this pre-production for our FILM release:
DANCE IN THE NEW WORLD (Scheduled for April 2022)
Wear a mask Please... ***COVID-19 vaccine and the honor system When the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention made its change for fully vaccinated people to ditch their masks, much of it was reliant on people being honest about their vaccination status. “You’re gonna be depending on people being honest enough to say whether they are vaccinated or not,” Dr. Anthony Fauci told CNN when the CDC announced it changes. Quinton Lucas, the mayor of Kansas City, Missouri, told CNN he didn’t see the honor system working his city. “It creates these sort of challenges where, how does the store clerk check it? How does our health department actually enforce any rule at all?” Lucas said. “So, while I respect many of the jurisdictions that are trying to, I think, really have adherence to the CDC (guidance), it’s a challenge for us.” Why doesn’t the honor system always work? According to The Washington Post, the U.S. is too polarized to make it work. “That lack of trust, fueled by the ongoing politicization of the pandemic, tears at the fabric of a public health strategy built on the assumption that other people will do the right thing,” according to The Washington Post.
FITNESS IS MY LIFE
Tina Thompson Health Fitness company is vehicle for artistic value and self expression through the language of movement arts. Tina Thompson Health Fitness seeks to provide the opportunities, challenge diversity infrastructures for personal growth to its communities and future generations to come. Tina Thompson believes dance, health and exercise is a universal responsibility towards overall wellness. Tina Thompson helps spread her knowledge of her created Dance Fitness Fusions by teaching dance workshops and fitness events for over 2 decades. She has been a leader in the Competitive Fitness world and an innovator in healthy lifestyle. She has numerous titles/rankings in World/ National Fitness and physique competition awards. Thompson has represented MS. FITNESS WORLD as an ambassador for the United States in Romania. In the field of Dance She holds the Borough Presidents Proclamation 2006 and The Carmen De LaVallade Fellowship Award from NYIDE. Her contribution of fitness in the community has been life changing for many. She is currently working on a podcast that strives to empower diversity, Inclusion and Health wellness. Below is her newest line of fitness apparel.
Training Methodology by SKIN Dance Company Artistic Director Tina Thompson-Pope Empowerment And Fitness spirit wrapped into Fat Burning Pilates that turns classic ballet on its head! Get your sweat and Misty Copeland on in this calorie-blasting cardio and body sculpting class that maximizes your fat burning potential by turning up the intensity of the Pilates ring and neo-classical ballet moves. The challenging cardio circuit format will leave you looking as lean and toned as a prima ballerina. Decades of experience and education with transformation.
Fit Camp was a special experience I hope to repeat yearly! I left firmer, stronger with a new view on health! Tina is the most supportive instructor (cum life coach at times) I have ever encountered. Throughout interval training and dance fitness, she was also giving guidance for life. Her energy permeates the fitness camp and the energy of fellow students Quite Supportive!! Planning on going to many other fitness camps in the future!!- Courtney. G
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