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Tamaira Sandifer

“A pioneering champion for pathways through the arts and business, Miss Tee is a Forbes Culture 50 Champion who's mentored over 800,000 youth”


About Me

  • Award-winning entrepreneur, impact leader and youth arts program creator Tamaira “Miss Tee” Sandifer has announced a national brick-and-mortar expansion of her acclaimed non-profit organization, Studio T Arts & Entertainment. Founded in 2005, the organization’s mission is to help youth develop critical creative and life skills through exposure to the economic and emotional healing power of the arts, media and entrepreneurship. (View Miss Tee’s sizzle reel)
  • Studio T Arts’ commitment to fostering life skills, career opportunities, and social impact for underserved and under-represented students will continue to expand to areas of need with locations opening in cultural and technological hubs like Fresno, CA, San Diego, CA, Tulsa, OK, Philadelphia, PA, Harlem, NY, and Atlanta, GA through 2026. Studio T Arts & Entertainment is also set to launch a mobile app to make Miss Tee’s popular distance learning platform,, more accessible to students worldwide.
  • To mark the organization's expansion and celebrate her 50th birthday, Sandifer hosted a four-day extravaganza and soft-opening at the newly-acquired Studio T Arts & Entertainment Innovation Factory, an arts and media production studio in the organization’s home of Sacramento, CA. Valued at $4M+, the flagship will be a reflection of Miss Tee's entrepreneurial acumen and visionary leadership, as well as the invaluable skillsets, determination and creativity of the youth the organization directly impacts. Influential attendees in support included Assemblymember Kevin McCarty, Retired CA State Bar Board Member Dennis Mangers, NBA Producer Guerlain Paul, City of Sacramento Arts Program Coordinator Richard Falcon, 4x Grammy and Oscar-nominated RocNation Artist/Songwriter/Producer DIXSON, and The Evolved Co. Founder Krish Sidhu.
  • Sandifer is collaborating with esteemed Architect and USC Design Faculty Kevin Sherrod to design the spacious and self-sustaining facility. The 36,000 square foot Sacramento location will feature eight main rooms to offer dance, photography, videography, podcasting, culinary arts, music production studios, performance theater, web development, private theater, and tons of creation space. The immersive studio will boast training rooms to teach students, protégés, and interns how to not only create rich visual content, but also entrepreneurial skills to empower them to earn a dollar and pay it forward.
  • Miss Tee has mentored over 800,000 youth in school districts and underserved communities across the country. Studio T Arts instills real-life skills, hope, and a sense of belonging through groundbreaking programming and diverse educators who specialize in creating avenues for the development of trauma-informed youth and cutting-edge technology.
  • She has developed some of Hollywood’s most sought after young dancers including the 2016 winner of ‘So You Think You Can Dance’, 2018 World of Dance stars, members of the Jabbawockeez, and more. Her graduates currently travel the world performing with stars such as Justin Beiber, Jennifer Lopez, Selena Gomez, Rihanna, Chris Brown, Usher, Beyonce, Ellen & More. Her students have gone on to work for the White House and be seen on the stages of MTV Music Awards, Nick Choice Awards, BET Awards & more, as well as, defy the statistical odds.
  • As a pioneering champion for pathways through the arts and business, Miss Tee has garnered recognition such as Forbes Culture 50 Champion, "Woman of the Year" by The California Legislative Women's Caucus, NAWBO Outstanding Woman Leader, and Hub Magazine’s “Exceptional Women of Color.” Sandifer is also the founder of California’s Day of Dance, a board member of board member of Californians For The Arts, a member of the City of Sacramento’s Race & Cultural Equity Task Force, and Chair of Americans for The Arts’ Arts Education Council.

Visit and follow @StudioTDance on Instagram.

Contact: [email protected]

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