Our contact information (and a few other things).
Posted by Jamin Rathbun on 10/07/06.
Trinity Arts Center
909 Chase Drive
Johnson City, TN 37604
From State of Franklin, TURN RIGHT onto Oakland (toward the entrance to Cheddar's and Barnes & Noble). TURN RIGHT at Franklin Terrace (the first light). GO PAST the entrance to Cheddar's to the T in the road. TURN LEFT at the T onto Chase Drive (if you turn right, you go into the Sam's Club parking lot). We are the two-story brick building on the left with the bright green sign between the trees. Additional parking is available at the back of the building.
Tanya Rathbun, Artistic Director
Tanya Rathbun, a mother of nine, and a lifelong dancer, choreographer and master teacher, founded her own studio, Trinity Arts Center, and non-profit arts organization, Trinity Arts Foundation, after nearly twenty-five years of dance instruction and performance. Her resume includes training with some of the most respected dance programs (Chicago City Ballet, Joffrey New York, Finnish National Ballet) and instructors (Maria Tallchief, Allegra Kent, Melissa Hayden, Homer Bryant, Joel Hall) in the US and abroad.
Tanya’s professional dance career has included a diverse range of experiences including professional ballet and jazz companies, commercial productions, master classes, modeling, pageants, fitness programs, and educational and inspirational speaking on body image, eating disorders, and faith, all culminating in the formation of her own school and company in 2006. Since that time, the studio has grown to more than seven-hundred students and thirty-five instructors, creating and choreographing eight original, contemporary dance productions, four classical ballets (The Nutcracker, Swan Lake, Peter and The Wolf, Le Corsaire), and four broadway-style musical theatre productions (Annie, The Sound of Music, Fiddler on the Roof, The Music Man) in just seven years.
In addition to Tanya’s professional work, she is also active with her husband and family, as a homeschooling mother of nine; in her local community, helping to fund, originate, and support more than $60,000 in community-building scholarships and grants each year; regionally, working with non-profits to create and support opportunities for students in arts education and performance; and internationally, adopting four children from Ethiopia and Ghana, and traveling to Hong Kong with the Project Dance team.
Jamin Rathbun, Executive Director
Jamin, a proud husband of one and father of nine, directs the day to day business operations of Trinity Arts Center, the multi-disciplinary arts academy he founded in 2006; the Trinity Arts Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization focused on creating and supporting community-building arts and education programs; and his own marketing, design, and development consultant firm, which he has operated for the past 15 years.
Jamin studied Secondary Vocal Music Education at Northwest Missouri State University before leaving to write and tour with Hot Pink Turtle, the band he formed in 1989, which was subsequently signed to REX Records in 1993, recording two albums for that label, and an additional two compilation and tribute albums through Word Distributing, their parent company.
In addition to his early career as a touring songwriter, performer, and worship leader, Jamin is also an experienced speaker, creative director, consultant and business strategist, having led departments and development teams for a variety of advertising, marketing, design, and development companies including: MasterCard International, GE, CitiGroup, Chase, Oracle, Hagar, Icon Medialab, and Home Depot.
Above all of that, though, Jamin is a husband, a father, a worshipper, a creative, a problem solver, and an encourager who loves to walk in the woods, listen to water run, and look up into the sky.
Instructor bios and contact information are available on the Education Page.