Trina Parks Tribute
Founder, Artistic Director & Choreographer of the
PALM SPRINGS HISTORICAL DANCE THEATER,
an All-Male Modern Dance Company, presented its premier concert
on May 24, 2013
The Black & Brown Anthology
about African-American and Mexican-American history, from the 1800ís to the present.
Click on the poster to be taken to a YouTube video of performance highlights.
Trina to Appear on Disney Channel!
Ms. Parks will be a guest star on the new Disney Channel series Liv & Maddie.
Trina appears in the eighth episode, entitled "Dog-A-Rooney."
The series, about two 15-year-old identical twins with completely different personalities, premieres on September 15th.
More Breaking News!
It now appears that the episode, actually entitled "Dodge-A-Rooney," will be shown next Sunday, November 3rd.
It will be the seventh episode shown, but was the eighth produced.
New pictures of Thumper from Diamonds Are Forever!
Click on the picture to be taken directly to three more new publicity stills from Diamonds Are Forever.
Also, the entire Diamonds Are Forever section has been improved,
"Behind the Scenes" page!
Trina Stars in 2012 Movie!
Ms. Parks has the starring role in Immortal Kiss: Queen of the Night.
Click on the above picture to be taken to the trailer on YouTube.
Trina Appears in Machete Maidens Unleashed
Trina appears as herself in the 2010 documentary Machete Maidens Unleashed.
Click on the picture to be taken to Amazon if you wish to consider ordering the film..
She discusses her role in The Muthers.
Click here to see the article about Trina, with interview and photo lay-out, from Ebony magazine.
Includes pictures of Trina away from her life as an entertainer.
For professional purposes, contact Trina's agents:
LESLIE McMILLAN (Trina's Talent Agency, for Motion Pictures and TV)
All American Rascals
Click to e-mail Leslie McMillan at email@example.com
MSA (McDonald/Selnick Associates (for Commercials, Dance, Choreography, Print and TV)
Click to e-mail Jason Gutierrez at jc@MSAagency.com
This site is my tribute to Trina Parks: actress, singer and dancer.
Site Updated: October 28, 2013
Trina's Demo Reel
Click on the above picture to be taken to Ms. Park's demo reel. The password to watch this private vidoe at the site is "trinademo."
Trina Park's "Acting Video"
Click on the above image to see Trina's "Acting Video"
Her Own YouTube Site!
Click on the above picture to be taken to Trina's YouTube site
. . . and Her Facebook Page!
Click on the above to go to Trina's Facebook page
Trina Parks Videos Now Available On-line!
Click here to be taken to a page where you can see and hear Trina perform!
Choreographer * Vocalist * Black Dance Lecturer
TRINA PARKS was born in Brooklyn, New York, to Tennel and Charles Frazier, the well-known saxophonist of the Cab Calloway Orchestra. Trina's father inspired her to pursue a career in the arts. Trina's early musical training focused on piano and voice. At the age of thirteen, she choreographed and performed her first dance solo. In the same year she sang "Inflammatus Et Accensus" by Rossini.
She majored in Modern Dance at the New York High School of Performing Arts. Trina studied acting with Director Vinette Carroll, performing in Carroll's Broadway show The Prodigal Son. Ms. Parks had the honor of studying with Ms. Katherine Dunham and later joined Ms. Dunham's last professional Dance Company. Additional principal dancing involvement followed with the "Donnie McKayle," "Anna Sokolow",
"Tally Beatty," "Geoffrey Holder" and "Eleo Parmare" New York Dance Companies.
Broadway / Stage Performances
Club & Solo Performances
- Ye Little Club
- Mr. Kelly's Club
- Playboy Club
- Harrah's Tahoe
- America Hotel
- Desert Inn
- Flamingo Hotel
- Sweet Brazil's
- Blue Note
- Danny's Skylight Room
- La Mama Theater
- La Place on the Park
- B Smith's
- On Stage Club
- Lionel Hampton Show
- Coconut Grove
- Beverly Hilton
- Gardenia Blub
- The 5 Spot
Trina was the first African-American Guest Artist to open the famous New Otoni Hotel in Tokyo, Japan. She also performed her own show since 1984 and continues to do so. In addition, she performed at the La Cage Club in Paris, France. The show toured Europe and the United Kingdom.
Awards * Certificates
- Nominated for best performance by the Beverly Hills, California, Branch of the NAACP
- Principal's Award for teaching Dance at Middle and Elementary Schools in Lynwood, California
- Received a Commendation from the Director of the Adult Dance Department, New York City College
- Commendation from the Eartha Kitt Cultural Arts and Dance Program
- Letter of Appreciation from Orange County High School of the Arts, California, for teaching the "Katherine Dunham" dance technique
- Letter of Appreciation from the Ziegfeld Club, New York City, for her dance contribution
- Certificate of Appreciation from Bret Harte Middle School
ORIGINAL AUTOGRAPHED 8 X 10 PICTURES OF TRINA PARKS AS 'THUMPER' FROM THE OO7 MOVIE DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER
ALSO AVAILABLE -
Black and White: $25.00
(includes shipping and handling)
LIMITED EDITIONS OF HER PERSONAL (HEAD SHOT) PHOTO
Discounts for orders of more than one photo
PLEASE E-MAIL MS. PARKS HERSELF FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:
TRINA PARKS HAS A PROMOTIONAL CD &/or a DVD, FOR MUSIC PRODUCERS AND VARIETY (LIVE PERFORMANCE) AGENTS ONLY. ANYONE ELSE CAN PURCHASE THE DVD FOR $20.00 EACH
PLEASE E-MAIL TRINA FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:
GIVE A PHONE CALL FROM TRINA!
Ms. Parks is now one of the celebrities on the Hollywood is Calling website. As she explains it:
"The website, HollywoodIsCalling.com, is where anyone can make an appointment to speak directly to me. When a 'fan' calls, the representatives book a time that I will phone the 'fan.' Then Hollywood is Calling e-mails me with the information."
Sounds like a great gift . . . or gift for oneself!
Click here to read a essay about Trina's portrayal of Thumper by fan Glenn from England.
Click here to read an item about Trina in Parade magazine.
Click here to play Twenty Questions with Ms. Parks!
If you have any comments, suggestions, requests or questions about the Trina Parks Tribute, please write to me at firstname.lastname@example.org