Faculty

Miss Tanya

Miss 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 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, 5 ADCC Studio of Excellence Awards and many more.  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. In 2016 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". In 2018 she received the honor of being nominated for the Industry Dance Awards in Hollywood, Ca for her jazz piece "Dangerous" out of 1000's of routines.  Miss Tanya was invited to be a National judge for BravO! Dance and Talent Competition, traveling to Iowa.

Miss Tanya continually works hard to develop technically trained dancers and artist that are not only prepared for college programs, but for industry and concert dance as well. Company members and students have attended or been accepted to Relativity School College program in LA, Dean College, UMass Amherst Dance Team, AMDA New York, Disney College Program and Kyiv Choreographic College. Additionally other students  have been signed by major dance labels, danced in music Videos and toured and danced for artist such as Tyga, Iggya Azalea, Maluma, Daddy Yankee, Wisin, Yandel, Cardi B, Selena Gomez and DJ Snake. Miss Tanya is excited to continue to share her knowledge and passion of the art of dance with each students that attends her program.

Miss Tammy

Miss Tammy has been involved with the art of dance for more than 36 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 Fifteenth season. She is the business mind behind the scenes, coordinator of class schedules and events. Tammy is proud to offer the best dance education taught by certified and qualified instructors at Miss Tanya’s School of Dance.

Miss Leah

Miss Leah has been dancing since the age of four at various studios in the Central Massachusetts area. Miss Leah studied tap under Master tap teacher Susie Michaud for the majority of her years. In 2018 she was accepted to train at the Radio City Rockettes Summer Intensive. She is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts Amherst with a B.A. in Philosophy and a Minor in Sociology. At UMass she was a member of the UMass Pulse Dance Company. After graduating college she choreographed multiple dance routines for the UMass Pulse Dance Co. to perform at showcases. While at UMass she also studied modern dance under Andrea Watkins. We are happy to have her return on our talented staff.

Miss Alexxis Vautour-Link

Alexxis began her dancing career at Academy of Dance Arts in 2008, where she joined the competition team and continued her love for dance throughout her childhood years. During her time at Academy of Dance Arts she received numerous high score awards, scholarships and invitations to perform with her team at nationals.  After high school Miss Alexxis danced with the Worcester State Dance team and in 2019 she danced as a professional dancer with the Massachusetts Lady Pirates. Miss Alexxis made the decision to retire as a dancer to focus on teaching and further educating herself in the art of dance. Miss Alexxis began teaching at Miss Tanya's School of Dance in 2021 and has become an important faculty member. Her love for dance and her students show in every class she teaches. She has training in all genres of dance from Tap to Hip Hop, but her her favorite dance genres are Ballet, Musical Theatre, Acro  and Contemporary. Miss Alexxis has completed module 1 Acrobatic Arts certification and attended Dance Masters of America this summer to further her dance education. We are very happy to have her on our talented staff of instructors. 

 

 

 

Miss Brittany

Miss Brittany is 24 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 Mary

 

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Miss Brianna Sandrelli

Miss Brianna Sandrelli, a native of Fitchburg, Massachusetts, has been dancing since the age of 3 and educating dancers over the past 15 years. She accredits much of her formal training (focused heavily on Ballet, Jazz, Lyrical and Technique) and knowledge to her former studio owner Heather Armstrong Mahan along with instructors Rachel White-Ball, Sandra Shea, Jenny Bennett and Michelle Edgar-Enos. She believes that having been trained in a well-rounded environment helped her to grow and succeed not only as a dancer but also as an educator.

Brianna graduated from Fitchburg State University in January 2012 with a degree in Business Management, one year after taken ownership of Academy of Dance Arts (then located in Leominster, Massachusetts). In these years she developed her strengths as a dance educator and choreographer while utilizing her school education to run a growing business.

In June 2017, Brianna decided to close her studio and transition from “Studio Director” to a full-time educator. She has continued to keep her education a priority, see her credentials below, as to always ensure proper technical training for both herself and students.

· Acrobatic Arts Module 1

· Acrobatic Arts Module 2

· Acrobatic Arts Competition Adjudicator

· Acrobatic Arts Preschool Program

· Alixa Flexibility Module 1

· Alixa Flexibility Module 2

Brianna’s choreography has received a tremendous recognition from the dance competition circuit, being awarded numerous “Choreography” and “Entertainment” awards, for various routines across varying age groups and skill levels.

Brianna was employed by Groove National Dance Competition, from 2018 to 2021, as an awards coordinator. This position allowed her to travel around the U.S. and immerse herself in the dance competition industry, while also educating and expanding her knowledge on dance education, choreography, artistic styles, and all-around dance content. In May 2019 she was awarded the “Awards Crew Excellence”, an award given to a select few members who showcased remarkable work ethic and ability and was a select member of those invited to work their 2019 Atlantic City National Finals and 2019 Myrtle Beach National Finals.

Brianna says her experiences over the past 15 years; from student to studio owner, competition crew member to guest choreographer and full-time educator have been nothing but a positive and influential journey.  “You never realize how incredible the dance world is until you allow yourself to see it from various points of view. My experiences have allowed me to grow in ways I never thought possible – I am a better educator and student for it”. We are very excited to have her return for the 2022-2023 dance season.

Mr. Dylan

Mr. Dylan has been studying the art of dance since the age of 9 under Miss Tanya’s School of Dance. Taking classes in all styles of dance has given him a wide variety to teach and fuse styles, so all his dancers can receive the best training possible.  Mr. Dylan was a member of the award winning and national champion competition company at Miss Tanya’s School of Dance. He competed throughout New England and also attended National events, winning numerous high scores and judges’ awards. Mr. Dylan was a student teacher throughout his high school career, helping to mentor the Junior Company and teach beginner classes. During his senior year of high school he decided that he was going to follow his dream of becoming a dance instructor.  Joining Miss Tanya’s School of Dance faculty was always something he wanted and he is excited to bring his love for dance to all of his students.

Mr.Dylan traveled to Buffalo New York this summer to get certified in Level 1 of the Dance Masters of America Teacher Training Program, and plans on going back yearly to complete the program and become a member of Dance Masters of America.

Mr.Dylan will also be attending Fitchburg State University as an Exercise Science major to help further his career, learning more about proper stretching and conditioning. Mr. Dylan is so happy to be able to share his passion for dance to all his students this season.