Tamir Rios

(Jersey City, NJ) (he/him/his) Jersey City native, Tamir Rios, has been a dancer for nearly 14 years of his life. Rios is versatile in many forms of dance while mainly focusing on his ballet and modern techniques. in 2017, Rios was offered the New Jersey Governor’s Award in dance arts during his high school career, where he majored in dance within the performing arts. as a high school student, Rios had the door opened to train at Earl Mosley’s Diversity of Dance, in Kent, Connecticut. Rios went on to continue his studies at Montclair State University shortly after. at Montclair State University, Rios has trained with a handful of choreographers from Maxine Steinman, Earl Frederick Mosley, Antonio Brown, Alwin Nikolais, Christian VonHoward, Bill T. Jones, Stacey Tookey, and many more. In 2020, Rios became a founding member of “Zeitgeist Dance Theatre”. Rios found himself working under the guidance of artistic directors Francisco Gella and Yusha-Marie Sorzano of “Zeitgeist Dance Theatre”. Rios has also worked with Jamie Carabetta of “Ponybox Dance Theatre”. Rios plans to use his everyday connections and skills to create new stories with the obstacles and challenges he comes into contact with. This is his second season with Nimbus Dance.