Tara Shepard Myers


Office: 115 Rich Building

Email: tshepa2@emory.edu


Tara Shepard Myers earned her MFA in Dance from Florida State University and her BA in Dance from the University of Alabama. Myers is currently a Teaching Specialist in Dance in the Emory University Dance Program where she teaches modern and all levels of jazz. She is also faculty coordinator for the multicultural dance organization, AHANA, and faculty liaison for several independent dance ensembles within the college. 

Myers’ choreographic work has been produced by Sankofa Dance Theater, was selected for the Pan African Dance Festival, and has been performed in New York. Myers has served as artist in residence at Agnes Scott College, Coker College, and Spelman College, where her choreography was presented in main stage concerts. Additional teaching credits include positions at Georgia Academy of Dance and Youth Futures. Myers’ choreography has also been featured at Emory University, The Girls Preparatory School in Chattanooga, TN, the Georgia Academy of Dance, and the Callanwold Performance Ensemble.

Myers’ performance career includes being selected to teach and perform in Lyon, France and Poland, where she danced and choreographed for Danz Studie Tanka. She has performed with Duende Dance Theater, IndieMove, and was a Staibdance company member from 2001-2010. Additional performance credits include works by Shapiro and Smith, Doris Humphrey, and a five-year tenure as a company member of Sankofa Dance Theater. Tara was a featured dancer in Doors and Bend, performance and film works created by Lori Teague.