Faculty

Miss Tanya

tanyaMiss Tanya has been studying the art of dance since the age of three at various studios in the Massachusetts area. She has trained with some of the most prestigious teachers including the late Frank Hatchet and Gregory Hines, Bob Rizzo, Mia Michaels, Wade Robson, Brian Friedman, Dave Scott, Chris Judd, Laurie Ann Gibson and Tabitha & Napoleon. She is a member and graduate of Dancers Masters of America 4 year Teacher Training School at the University of Buffalo NY and continues to further her education by attending workshops including Broadway Dance Center Teacher Training in New York City, The Pulse in Atlantic City and Boston Mass. and Monsters Of Hip Hop. This allows her to bring new and exciting choreography and the latest dance craze to further educate your children. Miss Tanya has performed and competed in Las Vegas, Bermuda, New York City, Orlando Florida and on the Norwegian Majesty Cruise Ship. She is Lead Instructor and Artist Director of her award winning competition teams that have won many special judges awards, high scores of the day, solo Titleist and Choreographer awards. Miss Tanya Miss Tanya has received numerous prestigious awards including ADA Diamond Choreography, Dance Explosion Excalibur Award, Beyond The Stars Stellar Award, In10sity Challenge 1st Place Over-All Award, Bravo High Point Award and many more. She continually works hard to develop technically trained dancers that have been accepted into many prestigious dance programs. Miss Tanya also choreographed the National Competition dance for the UMass Amherst Dance Team. In 2014 her competition team traveled to Walt Disney World in Orlando Florida to perform at the Premiere Theatre in Hollywood Studios and dance in the parade at Magic Kingdom and Hollywood Studios. This past July Miss Tanya traveled to Atlantic City with her competition team to compete their love for dance at a National level. There were 42 dance studios from all over the country and 1037 routines performed during the week. Miss Tanya is proud to announce that her team are the 2016 Beyond The Stars National Champions winning the highest award of the entire competition the "Stellar Award".

Miss Tammy

Miss Tammy has been involved with the art of dance for more than 30 years with her daughter Miss Tanya. She had been the Director of Dance at a successful studio in Massachusetts for five years and had decided it was time to venture out on her own with her daughter by her side and they are now entering their Thirteenth season. She is the business mind behind the scenes,coordinator of class schedules and events. Tammy is proud to offer you the most qualified instructors at Miss Tanya’s School of Dance.

Miss Kiera

Miss Kiera has been a part of the wonderful world of dance since the age of 3. She trained at Helene Joy School of Dance under the instruction of Patricia Lerman and Helene Chapman where she studied Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Hip Hop, Lyrical, and Contemporary.  In May of 2014 she graduated from Fitchburg State University with her Bachelor in Science in Interdisciplinary studies with a minor in Biology.  Although she is proud of her degree her passion is with dance. Kiera has taught classes at several studios in the North Shore along starting and choreographing for the Beverly High School Dance Team.  She also choreographed and danced for the Fitchburg State University Dance Team. She has been competing in regional and national competitions since the age of 8.  She has taken multiple classes from Phunk Phenomenon, Sarah Jo-Fazio, Tamara Squires, Brian Friedman, along with many others. Kiera continues to further her education by attending workshops such as Shock, Monsters of Hip Hop, Artists Simply Human, Nuvo, and several others.  In the summer of 2015 she attended The Pulse Annual Teacher Workshop in New York City.  Here at Miss Tanya's she plays a major role in the competition teams.  Her award winning teams have won many high scores, entertainment awards, special judges awards, and Technique awards at both regional and national competitions. Recently in the spring of 2016 she was awarded Outstanding Choreography at both Dance Xplosion and Bravo! Kiera is proud to be along side such a talented staff here at Miss Tanya's School of Dance.

Miss Julia

Miss Julia started her dance education at the age of 3 at a local studio in Fitchburg, Massachusetts.  By the age of 6, Miss Julia was studying Ballet, Jazz and Tap and began competing nationally, winning multiple 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place awards for solos and received many scholarships to national workshops.  In 2003 Miss Julia advanced her development in Ballet by studying with The Boston Ballet in Newtonville, Massachuesetts.  In 2008 she was a student at the Acton School of Ballet in Acton, Massachusetts.  Miss Julia has taken multiple classes from Mia Michaels, Brian Friedman, Chris Judd, Laurieann Gibson and Dave Scott, all from "So You Think You Can Dance," and has taken a class with Victor Smalley from "Dance Moms Miami." Miss Julia loves all genres of dance including Jazz, Tap, Hip-Hop, Contemporary, Ballet, Pointe and Lyrical.  Miss Julia continued her dance education and competition experience at Miss Tanya's School of Dance and began her teaching career as a substitute instructor at Miss Tanya's School of Dance and other local studios. In 2012, Julia performed hip-hop as a back-up dancer for pop hits singer and songwriter of Boston, Massachusetts, Melissa Jane.  Miss Julia is a past member of Shadows Dance Art Experience professional dance company that rehearses in Worcester, Massachusetts.  With them she was a Core Junior Company Member and Promotional Model Team Member.  As a member of Shadows, she has attended, worked and performed at numerous events such as "The Anarchist Society of Shakespeareans Dead Pony Party" roaring 20's gala put together by 3 Rivers Arts and Shadows was also in charge and apart of a televised flash mob held at Union Station in Worcester, Massachusetts.  Miss Julia has hosted several master classes with Artistic Director, Alyssa Zak and Rehearsal Director Marcia Cloutier of Shadows Dance Art Experience.  After many years of studying and performing dance, Miss Julia decided to share her love and talent with students that are eager to learn.  Miss Tanya's School of Dance is very happy to have her as one of our valued instructors.

Mr. Joel

Guest Instructor - “Mr. Joel” (as his dance students call him) has a multi-faceted background which includes performing in musicals, plays, video, film, modeling and radio. He fondly remembers his first performance on stage…. as a singing and dancing marshmallow. It’s been uphill all the way!

Proving the adage “you’re never too old to dance”, Joel started studying at 17 years old. He has never been the same! Since his humble beginnings, Joel has performed with and choreographed for many regional theatre companies. His favorite shows include “George M” (playing George), “Crazy for You” (playing Bobby) and “Jesus Christ Superstar” (direction). Another favorite was performing in a touring production of “The Nutcracker”. Over the years, Joel has worked or studied with many great teachers including; Sabina Copilu, Jim Caisse, Terrie Legien, Jason Samuels-Smith, Robin Dunn, Frank Hatchett, Sheila Barker and Crystal Chapman, just to name a few. (His favorite tap teacher is still Christine!)

Joel spent 22 years working at CCS Dance Academy with Christine C. Seger, his wife and partner. Looking for a new adventure, the pair decided to close the studio in 2016. Currently, he continues to teach dance (at 4 different locations), continues to choreograph musicals and is the Artistic Director of Vanilla Box Productions.

In the past, Joel has also worked as a private ballet coach, choreographed for a competitive body builder, coached pageant contestants and he has won rave reviews for his hair, make-up and costume designs for many theatrical productions and dance routines.  Mr Joel will teach Master Classes at MTSD. 

Miss Jess

Miss Jess graduated May 2017 from Worcester State University with a major in Communication Sciences and Disorders. She will continue her education by getting a master’s degree in Speech Pathology.  Miss Jess has been dancing since the age of 3. Her dance education began at a local dance studio, but then continued at Miss Tanya's School of Dance for 7 years. She was on the MTSD Hip-Hop team for 4 years. She has attended several workshops and dance classes around the Boston area. Miss Jess loves all styles of dance including, Jazz, Tap, Lyrical,  Hip-Hop and Pre-School Dance Classes. She was the President of the Worcester State Dance Company and was a member all 4 years of college! In addition to being a student leader, she was also head choreographer for the WSU Dance Company. She has choreographed many dances for this company including productions, small groups, and large groups. Miss Jess is very enthusiastic about the art of dance and is very excited to be teaching back where her true passion of dance began at MTSD. She loves to share her passion of dance with all ages of students and to see themselves express and grow through the art of dance! 

Miss Brittany

Miss Brittany is 23 years old, originally from Worcester, MA and has been dancing since she was 3 years old. She started as a competitive dancer at age 9 with Miss Tanya’s School of Dance. During her time at Miss Tanya’s, she became a student teacher as well. It was always her goal to be a full time teacher. In high school, she also trained with the Burncoat High School Dance Department in Worcester, MA. While in college, Brittany trained at Jeanette Neill’s in Boston, MA. At that time, she had joined Static Noyze Dance Company and Boston Community Dance Project. Brittany had moved to Orlando, Florida for the past two years to work for the Walt Disney World Company. There she had learned and experienced the Business and management field. Brittany learned not only did she have a passion for dance and the entertainment field but also the business side of everything. All of her journey leading back to her first dream, to become a teacher at Miss Tanya’s School of Dance. Through her many experiences of workshops, competitions, showcases, and performing she has learned teaching here is exactly where she wants to be. She hopes to extend her students education of dance and help them achieve their goals in the dance industry. Brittany is so happy to be able to share her passion and love for dance with her students and aspiring dancers.

Miss Kayla

 

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Miss Brianna Sandrelli

We are so excited to announce that Miss Brianna Sandrelli will be joining  our MTSD staff this upcoming 2017-2018 season.  Miss Brianna has been a dancer since the age of 3 and a former student of Academy of Dance Arts.  As a student at Academy of Dance Arts she competed with their competition team for seven years, and in 2007 and 2008, her team won Overall Top Scores at Dancer’s Inc National events.  In the fall of 2011 Miss Brianna became the owner and artistic director of Academy of Dance Arts.  She graduated in 2012 from Fitchburg State University with a degree in Business Management.  She immersed herself into all styles of dance, keeping her education of dance versatile and vast.  Her work with choreography for competitive dancers has been ongoing since the age of 20.  She has won many prestigious awards, overall high scores, special judges awards and has been recognized for choreography showcases.  She continues to educate herself and her students, by attending several dance conventions in New England.   You will see Miss Brianna behind the front desk as well as teaching ...in the classroom. Please give us a hand in welcoming MISS BRIANNA!