Tanya has been dancing for 24 years, and has trained under an endless array of professional choreographers and dancers. She has worked for choreographers such as Luther Brown, Christopher Scott, Charm La’Donna, Rhapsody James, Kevin Maher, Nick DeMoura, Misha Gabriel, Blake McGrath, Tabitha and Napoleon, and many other talented professionals. Tanya also has 11 years of teaching experience at studios across the province, and has received choreography and overall awards at competitions throughout Ontario. She is continuing to work as a dance adjudicator and freelance choreographer, receiving many awards and recognition for her work. Most recently, she worked as an assistant choreographer on Season 3 and Season 5, and guest choreographer on Season 6 of Family Channel show The Next Step. Other choreography credits include The Next Star and Supergroup on YTV, and Danny Fernandes’ International Dear Life Tour in China.
Tanya began her professional dance career at the age of 15, working closely with choreographer Luther Brown. From there, she received a role as a principal dancer in the Disney release of Camp Rock 2 starring Demi Lovato and the Jonas Brothers. Her other movie credits include Harriet the Spy: Blog Wars, Sharpay’s Fabulous Adventure, Breakaway and the new release Dr. Cabbie. She has also worked with many artists and actors including Jason Derulo, Carly Rae Jepsen, James Franco, Robert Pattinson, Fifth Harmony, Psy, Ludacris, Ylvis, Shawn Desman, Ashley Tisdale, Tegan and Sara, Hedley, Serena Ryder, Anjulie, Danny Fernandes, Vita Chambers, Keshia Chante, Deborah Cox, Fefe Dobson, Kreesha Turner, Aleesia, Cascada, and many more! Her television credits include Hellcats, L.A. Complex, Warehouse 13, 11/22/63, Wingin’ It, Suits, Orphan Black, Bomb Girls, Murdoch Mysteries, Saving Hope, Beauty and the Beast, Single Ladies and The Next Star. She is a lead dancer for recording artist Victoria Duffield, and has performed in her music videos (Shut Up and Dance, Feel, Break My Heart and They Don’t Know About Us featuring Cody Simpson) and her live tours: Big Time Summer Tour with Cody Simpson and Big Time Rush, and the Lost In Paradise Tour with Faber Drive. Tanya was a recurring dancer on the first and second season of the new Nickelodeon television show Make It Pop produced by Nick Cannon, which aired in the United States, Canada, the UK, France, Ireland, Latin America, Malaysia, Singapore, the Philippines, Australia and New Zealand. Last year, Tanya worked as a chorus performer and dancer on the Disney Channel Original Movie Zombies, choreographed by Christopher Scott, that aired around the world! Most recently, Tanya performed with recording artist Meghan Trainor on the iHeart Radio Much Music Video Awards, under the creative direction of Charm La’Donna.
Tanya received both an Honours Bachelor of Science degree and a Master of Science degree in Kinesiology from Wilfrid Laurier University. She balances her schooling with her teaching, adjudicating, choreography and professional career. Tanya is also the Co- Owner/Director of the new solo dance event Battle of the Next Generation, designed to provide young, aspiring dancers with the knowledge, experience, and opportunities they need to break into the professional dance industry. She then extended this idea by creating the company Education of the Next Generation, which works within the school boards to educate and inspire students and teachers through curriculum-based dance workshops. Through it all, she has gained plenty of dance experience with the extensive training she has received, and is always excited to pass on her knowledge and her passion for the arts to the next generation of dancers.