Barbara Tucker, now called the “Queen of House,” is a Brooklyn native who “danced ever since I can remember,” learning from family, TV and older kids.
Her first performance was with her younger brother on Coney Island's boardwalk. As a young teen she was drawn to the emotional intensity in the music and dancing in the clubs: "It may seem strange, but I find it very spiritual, very cleansing." Her individual dancing style in Check Your Body at the Doordisplays how she plays with rhythms while making surprising movement choices. In full control of her lines, she uses high-dynamic contrasts in moves and directions, juxtaposing full-body motion with slow-motion poses, connecting everything together with large transitional movements. Working as a singer/recording artist and brilliant “networker,” Tucker helped establish the world-House community.
She is also a promoter, producer, writer, activist, label owner, artist-consultant and choreographer, and more. Consistently she promotes the “Underground Network,” “And let the Singer Be Heard” and “BT Vocal Contracting,” organizing tours and booking/producing for up-and-coming artists. Professionally she has worked with or collaborated with all the major producers and artists in the popular entertainment world. Some of her #1 Billboard Club Hits: “Beautiful People,” “I Get Lifted,” “Stay Together,” “Jazz It Up,” “Stop Playing with My Mind,” “Most Precious Love,” and “Love Vibration.” She has also choreographed and/or danced with Shannon, C&C Music Factory, among many others (see website) and created the “B-Crew” project, featuring herself, Mone, Dajae and Ultra Nate, writing the hit song “Party Feelin’”.
Under the direction of Luis Barro in 2007-08, she had residency on XM Satellite the Move, with her segment, “Barbara Tucker and Friends: We know House, The Evolution.”