Keomi Tarver


San Diego native, and Brooklyn transplant, Keomi Tarver is a dancer, writer, lover, teacher and friend. She began training at the age of 12, and is skilled in Modern, West African, Hip Hop, and Interpretive Dance. Throughout the last decade, Keomi has showcased her work on various stages and respected institutions including San Diego State University, Yale University, and the Brooklyn Museum of Art. In 2010, while performing in ‘Hip Hop Saved My Life’, a celebration of Hip Hop through spoken word, dance, music and art, Keomi was inspired to continue the journey of combining spoken word and dance. In 2014, Keomi wrote, choreographed, and directed ‘Love & War.’ Infused with dance and poetry, ‘Love & War’ welcomed the vulnerability and work that love and war can bring to the surface, leaving us exposed and, eventually, free. Also in 2014, Keomi directed, produced, and starred in ‘Superpower’, a powerful video showing the power of choice. Inspiring our communities to be loving, courageous, and free. 

Keomi is the Director and Choreographer of abunDANCE with Keo, where she uses movement, facilitation, workshops, and love to encourage her community to create, live, and love abundantly. She is known for her strong and unapologetic movements, her transparency, and her smile. Her purpose is to use her gift to remind others how valuable and beautiful they are. You can find Keomi teaching her students the elements of Hip Hop throughout the 5 boroughs of NYC, creating affirmations with her friends, and hugging her mother. For more:

With Poetic Theater Productions:

Choreographer & Dancer in Filial Therapy in Culture Project’s Women Center Stage 2011

Choreographer & Dancer in Black Girls Don’t Smile Mosaic Infront of Strangers in Poetic License 2013

Choreographer & Dancer in Encyclopedia Show NYC: Bears, The Visual Spectrum, and Explosives

Producer, Choreographer, Poet, Dancer in Love & War in Poetic License 2014

Choreographer, Writer, Dancer in Love, Redefined 2015 in Poetic License 2015

Choreographer & Dancer in The Factory Salon

Producer, Choreographer, Writer, Dancer in Love & War: The Battle of the Heart in Poetic License 2016

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