OUR DIRECTOR

In short, the personal work of

Tamyia “Tugené” Davis,

Davis Inspiration Studios is

a result of her dance, 

business and creative work

experiences for more than 

20 years. Dancing since the

age of two, African dance

quickly became the strongest

interest for Tugené once she got a

taste of it in high school.  When her college career began at Howard University, under her professors Assane Konte and Kidiatou Konte Forte, her passion was fully ignited!

As an Art Administrator she is well versed from the arts to business. In 2015 she became an insurance broker and in six months gained over 100 clients.  She enjoys hosting large scale events from 500-10,000 event-goers. 

 

Needless to say, she is very ambitious. She loves being a mom of two daughters, the wife of a screenwriter, baking, learning French and being a daughter of the King of kings!

But here is the longer story....

 

Having been in business at a very young age, Tugené finished her bachelor's degree from Howard University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre Arts Administration, a Business and Entertainment degree. Her versatile background has given her experiences ranging from Nordstrom and Black Entertainment Television to dancing in church sanctuaries of the Inland Empire in California and the Apollo Theatre of New York.
 
Known personally and professionally as Tugené [Too-GOO-Nay], a powerful and energetic dancer, she committed her talents to Washington, DC Metro Area's largest stage: Howard University's Cramton Auditorium. Over 5 years she not only performed but worked in production, Box Office and in administrative capacities with Patti Labelle, Chaka Chan, Wu-Tang and other artists in management, lighting and stage for local, nationwide and globally televised special events.

Tugené is honored to have worked with renowned artists and instructors such as the aforementioned, the late Al Freeman Jr. and Mike Malone, Vera Katz, Denise Saunders-Thompson, Phyilcia Rashad, Kirk Franklin, Karen Clark-Sheard and Destiny's Child to name a few. As a performer and entrepreneur, one of her proudest works is An Evening of Dance: From Africa to the Mecca featuring a cast of 40 dancers with guest performance by Kankouran West African Dance Company. Opening The Soraya as the first House Manager when it was known as The Valley Performing Arts Center is definitely high on her list of accomplishments as well.

Shortly after working on K-Ci and JoJo Come Clean, Tugené began diversifying her creative skills and started her filmmaking studies at Santa Monica College in 2010. She has since directed more than 10 short films leading her to become a signatory producer with SAG-AFTRA and is eligible for membership.