P.O.M. Squad

P.O.M Squad
P.O.M SquadPositive Outcome Mentoring and Dance, Incorporated (P.O.M. Squad) | (202) 573-8274
To encourage life-long positive outcomes in girls and adolescents through a curriculum that incorporates six principles, collectively known as Squad Goals: self-determination, self-esteem, sisterhood, sincerity, sympathy and service.

P.O.M. Squad Staff

Latasha Janae Casey (Ms. Tasha)
Latasha Janae Casey (Ms. Tasha)Founder/Executive Director
Ms. Tasha received a BA in Dance from George Mason University and is currently working on a MA in Arts Management at George Mason University. She is a Washington Redskins Cheerleader and has danced for her home team during the 2013, 2014 and 2015 football seasons and the upcoming 2016 season. Don’t worry Dallas fans! She also danced for Dallas Black Dance Theatre during the 2010-2011 season.

She has trained with Adrian Bolton via the Christian Dance Academy and Adrian Bolton and Katharine Smith Dance Company. Ms. Tasha was on her dance team (pom) at Bishop McNamara High School. She also danced, taught and choreographed for her church’s dance ministry.

Ms. Tasha started teaching dance in her community at the age of 16 at the Suitland Community Center. She went on to teach with Miracles N Motion Dance Ministry, DanceDC, Dimensions, Dallas Black Dance Academy and Dream in Color.

She works full-time in the Development Department at the Kennedy Center. In her spare time, she loves hanging out with her hubby and  learning how to cook new meals.

Mimi Bigbee (Ms. Mimi)
Mimi Bigbee (Ms. Mimi)Assistant Director
Mimi Tishima Cuff was born in Washington, DC and raised in Oxon Hill, Maryland. Mimi Studied Dance at the University of Maryland College Park. She has performed for graduate showcases, dance studios and at the Atlas Theater in Washington, DC. She has also performed for the Baltimore Ravens and Washington Redskins, having performed in Greenland on a USO tour, Costa Rica for a photo shoot and Hong Kong for Chinese New year in 2014, Mariko Deokoge, Japanese pop star (2015 Cherry Blossom Festival) and most recently for Zoca at many embassies, events and locations. Mimi also teaches to share her knowledge of dance. She has taught at Prince George’s county middle schools as a cheer coach, various cheer/dance camps and clinics. Currently, Mimi is a Dance Fitness instructor for Zoca. Mimi has always had a love for dance, performing and the performing arts. From the age of 7, via home video, Mimi would find herself modeling, dancing and singing for family and friends. Although she has had many performances, she cannot really say what her favorite memory in dance is; however, she equally enjoyed all of her performances and wouldn’t trade those experiences for the world. Mimi’s style is a hodgepodge of modern, ballet, cheer and pro-cheer dance making her style adaptable, very clean focusing on lines. The aspects of dance that Mimi enjoys the most are the discipline, the creativity and just being able to move your body as you please. She comes from a very artistic family with her eldest sister playing the piano and singing; younger sister singing and drawing, her younger brother who plays the piano, finally her father and mother possessing the gift of drawing and painting, as well as playing the piano or organ. She is adaptable but every artist has a downside. The arts are the gateway to your inner most yearnings and wants, do not deny them…embrace them.
Nia J. Fitzhugh (Ms. Nia)
Nia J. Fitzhugh (Ms. Nia)Administrative Assistant
Nia Janette Fitzhugh is the Administrative Assistant at P.O.M Squad. She is currently a High School Senior. Nia enjoys hanging out with her friends and family, sleeping, and of course helping with P.O.M Squad on the weekends! She has played on her high school golf team since freshman year and wants to major in mass communications in college. P.O.M Squad has really helped her in communicating with people and getting job experience.