Tamika Thomas
Cincinnati, OH
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Tamika Thomas

Tamika T.

Cincinnati, OH
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Elementary, Middle School, High School, College
Perhaps you like to write for fun or you would like to pursue a career in this field. Either way I can definitely prepare you so you can even do both and choose to do either at your leisure!

About Tamika T.

Tamika was born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio. She is a 2004 alum from The School for the Creative and Performing Arts (SCPA) with a dual diploma in Creative Writing and Drama. Likewise, she is the youngest of three, and a first generation college graduate in her family from The Ohio State University. She received her B.A. in Communication Analysis and Practices and a double minor in Theater and Fashion Retail.

As a Theater minor she was a part of the following productions: Wine in the Wilderness and A Song for Coretta. She joined the Cincinnati Black Theater Company family in October 2012 and has had the privilege to be in Black Nativity, The Delaney Sisters and Shakin da Mess Outta Misery. Currently, she is working on a project that she hopes to be released by the beginning of 2016. Also, she is a member of many arts organization in Cincinnati such as Elementz Youth Hip Hop Center, Bad Girl Ventures women entrepreneurship, Dress for Success and AmeriCorps to name a few.


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19 Reviews
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If you are looking for someone to help you get a freash START. Tamika is the one who will get the job done. I hate shopping and I suffered from separation disorder when it came too my clothes.( Which over had for over 20yrs). I'm also very cheap. I had a budget n an idea about change but no direction. TAMIKA helped me to figure out why I couldn't get rid of things, how to prepare for new things, how too get results within your budget. She was very patient with me. Even though I had too practically try on all my clothes n think of reasons too keep them. One thing people are shy about is asking questions, and how people see them. Welcome to the No Judgement zone. I was very comfortable working with Tamika. I've gained not only a new look ,but I gained a sense of self love n worth.

Posted Jul 6, 2020
Joy W.
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It was a great working together with Tamika on my baby shower...She had wonderful creative ideas. I enjoyed her organization skills when we both went shopping...I really appreciate how passionate she was about getting tasks done...it was so helpful having her around...it was a lot smoother....

Posted Jul 5, 2020
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This was my first time modeling in a show, and my overall experience was great. Tamika provided great feedback regarding walking, using modeling stance, posing, and how to have fun and interact with the audience. She chose awesome people to walk for her in the show, and we all got along really well. Tamika communicated professionally and respectfully to her models. She also provided all of the clothing for the show which was great because I did not have to come out of pocket to get additional clothing. I would suggest that she get an assistant to help her on the day of the show.

Posted Oct 25, 2018
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I loved working with Tamika always giving feedback and positive energy and pushing me to go further. The photoshoot was phenomenal i loved the locations and the scenery. I loved my wardrobe and had so much fun walking the runway. Tamika gives top notch coaching and i highly recommend her to anyone whether you’re just getting started or you want to sharpen your skills.

Posted Oct 23, 2018
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If you want constructive criticism with the passion from a teacher that is truly invested and the know how from the industry then Tamika is the teacher for you.

She is amazing and knowledgeable.

Posted Oct 12, 2018
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I was one of Tamika’s models for her first fashion show! It was definitely an honor to be involved. Her designs was truly unique and creative! She’s a great stylist with vision and has a lot of advice to offer.

Posted Oct 12, 2018
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Tamika helped prepare me as a model under her set TYT Productions in the Fashion Show called "Fashion Meets Hip Hop". This was my first time modeling in a fashion show and she helped me to feel comfortable and confident as I walked the runway. She worked hard preparing other models that worked alongside me that were under her set as well. She picked out our outfits and did a great job getting us ready for the show. We did a great job representing her in the fashion show. I look forward to working with her in the future.

Posted Oct 9, 2018
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Tamika is a great teacher. It was easy working with her because she is passionate, honest, reliable, relatable and fun. She encouraged me to audition for the stage play "Why Does It Hurt So Bad?" and I made it in. She continued to work with me as an Artist Development teacher in the play. She really helped me as an actor and teaching me to take on the character I was portraying. It was amazing seeing myself grow as an actor and getting better during the whole process. I was able to put on a good performance because of her guidance and tutelage. I definitely recommend her.

Posted Oct 9, 2018
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To be honest I've never acted a day in my life before. Tamika was absolutely wonderful in helping me calm my (obvuously) nervous self, and worked with what I naturally brought to the stage and highlighted my own attributes. By the time I had opening night, I felt more comfortable than presenting to a bunch of investors (which is my day job). Thank you again Tamika, for really helping me develop skills and traits for the acting stage even I didn't know I had in me! I loom forward to working with you again soon!

Posted Mar 2, 2018
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I was recently in a play titled “Why Does It Hurt So Bad?” with Tamika as an Artist Development teacher. She was extremely helpful when it came to knowing how to project your voice, emoting and becoming the character that you are portraying. Tamika was very professional and she always helped wherever she could. Tamika always gave great advice and how you can improve your craft as an actor. Everyone in the play took note of what Tamika was saying and applied it in the next rehearsal, getting better and better every time. This is the reason why the play was so successful. I will definitely keep in contact with her to keep perfecting my craft and to see if there’s a way that I can take acting lessons from her. Thank you so much Tamika. You’re AWESOME and so TALENTED!

Posted Feb 27, 2018
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Tamika is very knowledgeable and professional. What I like most about her is how honest she is about your work and progress because that is difficult to find in a acting teacher.

Posted Nov 16, 2017
Lisa F.
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I worked with Tamika to get help with improving my voice and presence. She is very professional and fun to work with. She listens to what you need help with and finds different ways to bring out the best in you. I would definitely recommend her as a teacher.

Posted Sep 27, 2017
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Tamika is such a great instructor. She helped me break out of my comfort zone and worked with me to schedule lessons around my work schedule. I only got to be her student for a short period of time because school started back up, however, I would DEFINITELY recommend her to anyone who is interested in taking lessons with her. She will bring out the actress/actor in you you never knew was there!

Posted Aug 30, 2017
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A great instructor, that is very thorough. She is friendly, easy to get along with and creates an excellent learning environment. She prepares you well to be able to perform at your highest capacity. I would strongly recommend her to others.

Posted Aug 20, 2017
DeMarco Payton
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I was really shy before taking Tamika's class, she really taught me how to bring out my inner actor!

Posted Mar 29, 2017
Justin R.
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Ms. Tamika is AWESOME. She always gives me feedback and helps me with ways I can improve. She is really fun and I enjoy every class I have with her.

Posted Jan 20, 2017
Gary C.
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Very talented, skilled and effective instructor. Taught through demonstration and coaching. Very effective.

Posted Sep 13, 2015
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Very talented, knowledgeable and experienced, She taught through demonstration and coaching. Very effective.

Posted Sep 13, 2015
Patrick K.
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Tamika is awesome. It was her first time teaching and we really seemed to connect on all things acting and improv related. Can't wait for my second class with her!

Posted Apr 20, 2015

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Image and Talent Development
Oct 2016 - Present

TYT Productions, LLC (on Facebook)

I coach children and young adults on acting for the camera and on stage. Likewise, I help develop the students confidence so they can also be comfortable with speaking in public in front of people and walking on the runway.

Talent Recruiter; Fashion Designer; Performance Coach
Oct 2018 - Oct 2018

Fashion Meets Hip Hop Cincinnati

This was my first time designing, recruiting talent, and organizing and styling for a photo shoot and fashion show that took place in Cincinnati, Ohio that combined the culture of both fashion and music. I truly enjoyed this experience and will be involved in projects such as this in the future.


Master of Education: Human Development and Mental Health Counseling
Jan 2016 - Dec 2018

Lindsey Wilson College

Certification of Completion
Sep 2013 - Dec 2013

Bad Girl Ventures Women Entrepreneurship Academy

Bachelor of Arts: Communication Analysis and Practices
Jan 2006 - Jun 2010

The Ohio State University (OSU)


Young Scholars Program
May 2004

The Ohio State University

This certificate was granted to me upon graduation from high school in 2004. It is a scholarship that allowed me to go to college tuition and room board free for the four and a half years that I attended from January 2004- June 2010.


Top Ladies of Distinction, Inc
Sep 2016
To invest in our communities, as well as ourselves, through: Volunteer service; Advocacy and accountability; Leadership development and succession planning; Unity and collaboration; Engagement and empowerment; and Social responsibility and sisterly concern.
Sep 2010
AmeriCorps engages more than 75,000 Americans in intensive service each year at nonprofits, schools, public agencies, and community and faith-based groups across the country. AmeriCorps programs do more than move communities forward; they serve their members by creating jobs and providing pathways to opportunity for young people entering the workforce. AmeriCorps places thousands of young adults into intensive service positions where they learn valuable work skills, earn money for education, and develop an appreciation for citizenship.

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