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TARA WEBBE FILOMENA CACCIATORE

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR/OWNER

CHOREOGRAPHER/TEACHING ARTIST

Tara W F Cacciatore (St. Louis, MO) graduated with honors from Webster University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance with an emphasis in ballet and modern.  She has studied in New York City, Chicago, Washington DC, St. Louis, and The Twin Cities with renowned artists and teachers in companies she has performed with as well as guest artists and summer intensives. Tara has been featured on PBS for her solo role in Jessica Lang's "Anonymous" in the New Dance Horizon's first season of touring as well as in Dance Magazine's October 2012 issue, St. Louis Post Dispatch, News Channel Four, Twin Cities Pioneer Press, The Star Tribune, and The New York Times.

Tara has taught and choreographed in universities, on professional companies, in student based studios and under her own Project: le.Lux. Before moving to St. Paul, MN she was an adjunct professor at The University of Missouri St. Louis in their theater and dance department teaching modern and jazz with an additional writing emphasis on the history of dance. She, most recently, had the opportunity to choreograph at Webster University and assist in setting work on Grand Rapids Ballet. Cacciatore choreographed full length works for her pre-professional company Project III as a philanthropic effort donating all proceeds to Sarah's...an Oasis for Women in St. Paul, MN. She is currently an adjunct professor at Webster University teaching modern and improvisation.

Cacciatore's choreography can be seen on the Higher Education Channel for her full length piece commission in a co-hosted concert "(un)Bridled". Her choreography has been selected twice for The American College Dance Festival as well as adjudicated and chosen for their Gala Performance before graduating from college. Cacciatore was the recipient of the Chalot Douglas Trust Award for Excellence in the Performing Arts in 2010 and has continued to receive recognition for her choreography in awards and commissions. 

Tara is a former company member of five seasons with TU Dance, a contemporary modern/ballet company, under the artistic direction of Toni Pierce-Sands and Uri Sands performing locally as well as touring regionally and nationally. In her professional career she has most enjoyed performing works of recognized choreographers such as Giocando Barbuto, Katrina Hall, Francesca Harper, Jessica Lang, and Uri Sands. She has performed in acclaimed theaters like The Joyce Theater in New York, New NY and The Kennedy Center in Washington, DC. Cacciatore is also a former company member of Karlovsky & Company and Common Thread Contemporary Dance Company as well as a guest artist with a-Trek Dance Collective and ANONNYArts. Before moving to the Twin Cities, choreographers of influence include Iyun Harrison, Christine Kardell, Dawn Karlovsky, Eddy Ocampo, Jennifer Medina, Jimena Paz, and Beckah Voigt.