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 32 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.

Mr. Andrew

Mr. Andrew Howarth is a certified active member of Dance Masters of America, Inc. - New England Regional Chapter 5. He has been teaching and choreographing at various dance studios and colleges locally and throughout New England. Andrew and his students have achieved numerous choreography, overall, and high-score awards at the Regional and National competition levels. Andrew loves to exhibit his artistry through movement and choreography. He continues to further his education by attending teacher rejuvenation’s, retreats and workshops including Dance Masters of America conventions to bring the latest dance trends and training to his students.

Andrew’s choreography has been showcased in benefit performances and dance festivals throughout New England such as “Dancers at Heart for Kids at Heart” to support Boston Children’s Hospital and “Move for the Movement” to support the American Cancer Society. Aside from taking his dance classes, Andrew’s students attend conventions and master classes as well as auditions and then go on to perform in various productions and showcases. His students have trained intensively at world renowned dance companies such as the American Ballet Theatre, SUNY Purchase and The Gold School. Recently, one of Andrew’s students had been invited to perform and compete at the Youth America Grand Prix (YAGP) in February 2019 and will be training at the American Ballet Theatre summer intensive in Tampa, Florida.

Andrew’s classes help his students prepare for a career in the performing arts. He enjoys passing on his love for dance and is a positive influence in the dance education of his students. Andrew began his desire for dance at age 6 with the Mary McInerney School of Irish Step Dance, where he studied for 5 years, and competed at Feiseanna and Oireachtais . He then chose to pursue training in Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Contemporary, Lyrical, and Musical Theater at the Jo Ann Warren Studio in Worcester, MA where he competed Regionally and Nationally and achieved the National Title of “Teen Mr. Dancers Inc 2010” at the Dancers Inc National Competition in Hershey, PA. Andrew then trained with the Patti Eisenhauer Dance Center in Franklin, MA, where he received training in Vaganova Russian Ballet from Russian Ballet Master Zhanat Baidaralin and also competed Regionally and Nationally. While at Patti’s, he was casted the role of the Nutcracker and Prince in her Production of “The Nutcracker”. He was a dancer and choreographer for the Non Profit Dance Organization “Stylized Movement”.

Andrew also performed and choreographed for “DCW - Dance Company Worcester”, where he was also a rehearsal director for the company. He performed with the Project Movement Dance Company in the Massachusetts Symphony Orchestra “Holiday Pops” Concert. We are very fortunate to have him on our talented faculty.

Miss Kaitlyn

Miss Kaitlyn Fraser is a dance instructor from Chelmsford, MA with nearly 20 years of dance experience, and 6 years of teaching dance. Starting at Dance New England in North Chelmsford at two years old, she began her dance career and studied ballet, pointe, lyrical, jazz, tap, contemporary, modern, and heels choreography and technique for 15 years. Learning under teachers such as Roseann Ridings and Sophia Paul, she developed a strong love for ballet technique and classical ballet variations. She continues to teach summer intensives and technique focused classes at DNE. Following her move to Fitchburg for college, she continues her love of educating young students by pursuing a degree in education and teaching for the school’s Dance Club, which performs across campus at sports games and student events.

Miss Kaitlyn continues to grow in her abilities by taking classes taught by peers and more experienced teachers to refine her teaching techniques and choreography style. She hopes to bring a lot of positivity and joy for dancing to Miss Tanya’s School of Dance, as well as love for music and self-expression.

 

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 Kayla

 

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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 10 years. She accredits much of her formal training (focused heavily in 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 become a successful business owner.

In June 2017, Brianna decided to close her studio and transition from “Studio Director” to a full-time educator where she will be able to work with a larger scale of students. She has continued to keep her education a priority as to always ensure proper training for both herself and students. She has completed certifications through Acrobatic Arts (both Module 1 and Module 2) and plans on attending more Teacher Training workshops in the coming year to ensure safer training, help dancers enhance their technical abilities and all-around knowledge of their bodies and their personal strength and restrictions.

Brianna’s choreography has received a tremendous amount recognition from the dance competition circuit, being awarded numerous “Choreography” and “Entertainment” awards, for various routines across varying age groups and skill levels. Most recently she was awarded the “Odyssey Award” from Starquest for her lyrical piece “Roses”, The Clean & Neat” Elite Special Award & Cash Scholarship from Sophisticated Production Nationals for her routine “Knocking on Heaven’s Door” along with a “Choreography” award from BravO! National Dance and Talent Competition for her piece “Muddy Waters”.

Brianna is currently employed by Groove National Dance Competition as an awards coordinator. This position has allowed her to travel around the country and immerse herself, deeper, in the dance competition industry, while also educating and expanding her thinking 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 Atlantic City National Finals and Myrtle Beach National Finals.

Brianna says her experiences over the past 10 years, being a studio owner, a guest choreographer, full-time educator and traveling with Groove, have been nothing but a positive and influential journey. “You never realize how versatile choreography can be simply from traveling outside your primary region or working alongside new choreographers. Dancers in the Mid-West and West Coast look nothing like those we see dancing in New England so being able to travel and work with students around the country has truly opened my eyes to how important it is, sometimes, to be an observer instead of a choreographer; this way I am constantly able to grow and improve my craft. I have had the bonus of being able to work with accredited judges who have also helped me in learning what they value as “important lessons to teach in the classroom” to have a strong and impactful performance on stage, so I can in turn help my students to be as successful as possible. My job is to always be honest and provide all that I know to my students and the saying of ‘always be a student’ is so true and crucial and has helped me to become a better educator over the past few years”.

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.