Tamara began studying dance at the age of nine at Pine Island Dance where she studied Ballet, Modern, Jazz, Tap, and Lyrical. She later studied with Gulfshore Ballet, Cypress Lake Center for the Arts, Florida State University, the University of Florida, and Pofahl’s Dance Studio. She was trained in the ballet techniques of Cecchetti, Vaganova, and Balanchine. She has performed leading roles in Alice in Wonderland, the Nutcracker, and the Secret Garden.
Tamara’s academic background includes a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of Florida and a Master’s degree in Public Administration from Florida Gulf Coast University. She currently works full-time as a Client Partner for Gartner. She is excited to teach introductory courses in Ballet and is honored to have this opportunity. She wants to help bring her passion and understanding of ballet to the next generation of dancers.