Tariq Darrell O’Meally, the Founder of Tariq Darrell + The Unum Dance Collective, is an artist searching for the power within introspection and vulnerability in the African American body, as a means to synthesize kinesthetic stories that will resonate in a way that is socially relevant, empathetic, and impactful. O’Meally is also Dance Place’s 2017-18 New Releases Commissioned Artist and a 2018-19 Joe’s Movement Emporium NextLOOK Artist. He pursues this work as the Creative Artistic Director of Tariq Darrell+the UNUM Dance Collective.
As a dancer & choreographer, O’Meally has worked and performed with Johnnie Cruise Mercer, the Red Project NYC, Ashani Dances, and others. He has presented his work at the John F. Kennedy Center, The Clarice Smith 34th & 35th Annual Choreographer’s Showcase, Mid-Atlantic North Gala at the American College Dance Association and Richmond Dance Festival.