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 37 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 19th  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 Brooke

Miss Brooke is a dancer, choreographer, and actress from Central Massachusetts. She grew up dancing competitively at Diane Kelley Dance Studio in West Boylston, MA and The Dance Center in Winchendon, MA. Throughout her time in the studio, she trained with many top choreographers and teachers such as Katy Spreadbury, Alicia Monaco, Mary Grace McNally, Derrick Yanford, Sandi Duncan and many others. After graduating high school, Miss Brooke attended the University of Massachusetts Amherst, where she received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance and Minor in Theater. While there, she had the opportunity to train with many decorated professors, including Thomas Vacanti, Leslie Frye-Maietta, Paul Dennis, Bronwen McArthur and Lauren Cox. You can also see her as the featured dancer in UMass Amherst’s commercial, “Be Revolutionary”! Miss Brooke has had the opportunity to work background on movies such as Hubie’s Halloween, The Parenting, and on two episodes of Castle Rock. Most recently, she had the opportunity to live in New York City and train at the prestigious Broadway Dance Center in their Independent Training Program. Miss Brooke has since brought all her knowledge back home with her to share with her students. Currently, she holds safe stretch practice certifications from Alixa Flexibility in Module one, Module two and Module three. We are very happy to have her on our talented staff of instructors.


Miss Jess - Studio Manager

Miss Jess has been in the dance world for a very long time! She started at the age of 2 and continued through her senior year of high school.  Along with being a competitive dancer and winning titles she also performed in numerous musical theater pieces.  Her studio at the time, Steps Off Broadway, produced many shows and productions including The Nuttapper (all tap version of the Nutcracker), 42nd Street, This Country’s Rockin’, Silvermoon Cafe, Irving Berlin, Gypsy Rose, amongst many more.  She continued training with Jo Ann Warren Studios, until becoming an instructor for not only Jo Ann, but many other studios.  She has also had the pleasure of judging for Step Up 2 Dance.

Miss Jess opened her own dance studio, Wicked Dance Center, in 2014.  Wicked offered an array of genres, including a brand-new All-Star Cheer team debuting in November of 2019.  Her passion for dance and encouraging her students to reach their goals is what made her studio successful.  It was her mission to make Wicked a second home to all students that walked through her doors.

In August of 2020, Jess and her husband had to make the heartbreaking decision to close the doors due to an unprecedented time of instability because of the pandemic. Though closing was tough, she took it as a sign that the universe was giving her an opportunity to spend quality time with her husband and daughters.  Miss Jess has spent the last year studying Yoga and is now a RYT-200 certified Yoga Instructor, along with being a Level II Reiki Practitioner.  She is continuing her yoga training with Post & Prenatal Yoga and Restorative Yoga. We would like to welcome her to the MTSD family as our studio manager and we are excited for all of her new and creative ideas to improve the dance experience at Miss Tanya’s School of Dance.

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

Miss Mary started dancing at age three and became a member of MTSD competitive team at age 6. She trained in many different genres of dance, not only at MTSD, but across the country. Besides working one on one with Miss Tanya Robichaud for many years, Mary took every opportunity to train with many artists in the industry. Miss Mary attended New England Summer Dance camp for two summers. She also attended Relativity summer program on a full scholarship for three weeks in California. She was offered the chance, from Miss Tanya, to attend Mathers summer intensive in California. From there she connected with Autumn and Krista Miller of the "Space" in Brea California. Miss Mary was not only a competitive dancer at Miss Tanya's School of Dance, but she was active in many conventions such as The Pulse, Nuvo (Canada and US) 24/7, Jump, Open Call, Radix, The Dance Awards, DANCERPALOOZA, Stars, ASH and Tremaine. These conventions led to opportunities to work with so many well-known choreographers and artists in the industry and making lifelong friends and connections. Miss Mary was awarded an opportunity to train with Talia Favia in Canada. She was recognized by ASH, and was awarded the spot of an assistant for a one year tour, working closely with Judy Rice. Mary also was an Assistant for Tremaine traveling the US and working side by side with Some amazing faculty and some well-known celebrities such as Paula Abdul and Derek Hough. Along with traveling the US, Miss Mary trained locally with Kyle Ponte. Kyle explored the ppl pop art of making music/dance videos and he created a show in which she was featured. Miss Mary will be attending her senior year at Worcester state this year, majoring in biology, and moving on to Physician Assistant school the following year. We are so happy to have her as part of our talented faculty for the 2024-2025 dance season. Miss Mary is excited to share her love and knowledge of dance with her students.

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 16 years. She accredits much of her formal technical training (focused heavily on Ballet, Jazz, Lyrical & Contemporary) 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.

Miss Brianna graduated from Fitchburg State University in January 2012 with a degree in Business Management, one year after taking ownership of Academy of Dance Arts (then located in Leominster, Massachusetts) applying her dance education to work alongside her academic education. In these years she developed her strengths as a dance educator and business owner to run a growing business at the age of 22.

In June 2017, Miss Brianna decided to close her studio and transition from “Studio Director” to a full-time educator. Since then she has continued to keep her education a priority and takes teacher trainings/workshops to ensure proper technical training for both herself and students.

· Acrobatic Arts Module 1

· Acrobatic Arts Module 2

· Acrobatic Arts Back Handspring & Aerial

· Acrobatic Arts Contortion & Flexibility

· Acrobatic Arts Preschool Program

· Acrobatic Arts Competition Adjudicator

· Alixa Flexibility Module 1 - 2020

· Alixa Flexibility Module 2 - 2020

Miss 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.

Miss 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.

Miss Brianna says her experiences over the past 16 years; from student to studio owner, competition crew member to guest choreographer and full-time educator has 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”.

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 has choreographed many competition routines that have won prestigious awards and high scores.

Mr. Dylan has traveled to Buffalo New York every  summer for the past three years to attend Dance Masters of America Teacher Training Program. He has completed Level 1, 2 and he just completed Level 3 this past summer and passed all of his testing with high scores.

Mr. Dylan is also certified through Acrobatics Arts and plans on continuing his education to share with his students.  Mr. Dylan is so happy to be able to share his passion for dance to all his students this season.

Miss Laurie

Miss Laurie discovered her passion for dancing at the age of 3.  She wowed audiences at the World's Fair when she was just 6 years old, sparking a lifelong love for dance. With more than 25 years of teaching experience, Miss Laurie has nurtured many generations of dancers. As the owner and director of Footworks Dance Center in New Windsor, NY for over 15 years, she played a central role in the dance community. Miss Laurie's choreography has been featured at local festivals, dance competitions, and events in New York and New Jersey, including performances at Dutchess Stadium during Hudson Valley Renegades baseball games. Her students have achieved recognition at respected competitions, a testament to her impactful guidance. Miss Laurie's influence also lives on through the achievements of her former students who have become professional dancers and teachers. In the world of dance, Miss Laurie shines as a source of inspiration, leaving a lifelong impact on her students. We are very happy to have her join our talented staff of instructors.