Jasmine Tubach, member of RVA Dance Collective was born and raised in Williamsburg Va. She is a 2015 graduate from James Madison University and earned her Bachelor of Arts in Dance and Sociology while at the university.
Jasmine began her dance training in Williamsburg at the age of nine at Broadway Dance Arts where she fell in love with dance. She also trained at the Institute for Dance and was a member of their ballet company. She had the opportunity to perform at the Kimball Theatre in Colonial Williamsburg. iDance is where she decided dance was her passion.
Jasmine’s passion to choreograph was developed and refined while at James Madison, where she choreographed seven works with four of them showcased in JMU’s Student Concerts and the other three in the student showcase. Jasmine believes art should be made to touch and change lives. Jasmine also had the privilege to be a member of JMU’s Contemporary Dance Ensemble and preformed with them in March of 2013 and 2014. She was able to represent JMU at the Route 11 Dance Festival, where she performed “Out of Frame” choreographed by Olivia Landrum, which was chosen to open for the Trey McIntyre Project.
Jasmine was able to develop her strong performance skills through the Virginia Repertory Dance Company (VRDC) at JMU. She had the pleasure of traveling to China with the company where she taught and performed in the Sichuan providence. She was also able to work closely with various artists across the country including Christopher K. Morgan, Karen Reedy, Nicholas Johnson, Emily Cargill and Eluza Santos from Brazil. Jasmine performed with VRDC on the JMU Main Stage Theatre, Dogtown Dance Theater, and at the Jack Guidone Theatre in D.C.
Since graduation, Jasmine has been teaching in Williamsburg. She enjoys giving back to her community in this way. She became a member of RVA Dance Collective in 2015 and she loves working with the company. “We have become a family” she says. The company was able to travel to West Virginia for a performance opportunity and Jasmine was very thankful for the dancing opportunities but also the opportunity to build relationships with other dancers.
Jasmine is thrilled about the road a head knowing that she will continue to pursue her love of dance but she will continue to give the glory of her success to God.