Tanya holds a PhD in Dance Studies from York University in Toronto and is a graduate of Canada’s National Ballet School Teacher Training Program.
In addition to teaching in private studios, Tanya has taught at the University of Toronto in the Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education since 2003.
Tanya recently presented papers regarding ballet pedagogy at the World Dance Alliance Global Summit, the Corps de Ballet International conference and Healthy Dancer Canada.
In 2017, she presented research regarding conditioning for ballet dancers at the IADMS Annual Meeting. Tanya’s 2015 publication in Research In Dance Education discusses how the trend of digital video surveillance in commercial dance studios increases panopticism already present in dance education.
Her 2017 article in Journal of Dance Education discusses the integration of somatic practices in ballet pedagogy through an approach called IMAGE TECH for Dancers™.
Tanya is thrilled to have been invited to co-author two chapters with Dr. Douglas Risner in the anthology, Case Studies in Dance Education: Ethical Dimension of Humanizing Dance Pedagogy (contracted by McFarland), forthcoming in 2018.