Tammy Stanford, B.F.A.

Tammy Stanford is director of Dance and Movement Specialist for Theatre and Voice at the Mississippi School of the Arts. She was awarded “Thad Cochran Distinguished Arts Educator” in dance from the Mississippi Alliance for Arts Education in 2004. Stanford is also a teaching artist for the Mississippi Arts Commission. She’s designed, taught, and implemented dance for Mississippi Parents As Allies for Children’s Mental Health, Ask 4 More Arts of Jackson, Heritage House Arts Consortium of Hazlehurst, Greenville Arts Council, 21st Century grants in Lamar County Schools, Hattiesburg Arts Council, Hattiesburg High School, Petal Middle School, Laurel City Schools, Laurel Ballet Guild, Montessori Children’s House, the University of Southern Mississippi, Delta State University and William Carey College.

Stanford holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in dance performance and choreography from the University of Southern Mississippi. She also holds Mississippi teacher licensure in Dance and Theatre, University of Southern Mississippi clinical teacher certification and graduate training in Process Pedagogy, the acclaimed teaching methodology by Jacque d’Amboise of New York’s National Dance Institute. Standford’s extensive contributions to arts-in-education include: curriculum and framework writing, teacher training and consulting for Mississippi State Department of Education’s Visual and Performing Arts Framework, the Whole Schools Project and Summer Institutes for Mississippi Arts Commission, Mega Conferences and Training Artists for Mississippi Alliance for Arts Education and Different Ways of Knowing for the Galef Institute. She’s the recipient and host of several guest artists and grants from Mississippi Arts Commission and received awards, recognition, and sponsorship for her choreography and teaching.