Develop skills to pick up choreography quickly.
Get tools & tips that will make you stand out.
Learn to mimic any style.
Learn to express vulnerability onstage
Learn to connect with your audience.
Learn nutrition for peak performance.
Get strength without bulk.
Remove mental blocks.
Small town, big dreams, big hair, and an unquenchable passion for dance—that was me.
Maybe that’s you, too (minus the big hair).
My passion, determination and skill took me from Bountiful, Utah to dancing on Kids Incorporated and Saved By The Bell; performing live for millions on the Academy Awards; meeting Gene Kelley; working with Paula Abdul; choreographing for Michael Jackson Productions, becoming a University Director; sharing the stage with my idol, Debbie Reynolds; being chosen as a semi-finalist for Oprah’s OWN Show competion (from more than 15,000 entrants); and teaching/performing around the globe.
After 30+ years, my career continues today, as I help dancers like you on your journey. I have experienced hundreds of auditions, both as the performer looking to be hired, and as the director doing the hiring. The knowledge I have gained being on both sides of the table is priceless, and I love sharing what I’ve learned.
Elite Performance Training (EPT) is for you, the dancer who has the desire to do your best and attain brillance doing something you love…DANCE. The true job of a proficient dancer is to embrace the artistry, connect with the audience and make them “feel something.” It’s letting the joy you feel for dance come from your heart and show in your expression every time you move.
Using positive teaching methods, I have established training skills that amplify the “IT” factor and challenge students to excel to their highest potential. The key is well-rounded training that addresses mental preparation, confidence, interpersonal skills, etiquette and professionalism. EPT sessions train the WHOLE dancer. They can help a student go beyond talent/technique to develop the skills needed to pursue and maintain a long-lasting career in dance.
I have a passion for dance that goes beyond words. Whatever your goals, from becoming a power performer to making dance your career, I would love to help you on your journey in the dance world.
Tamara’s students have:
appeared on So You Think You Can Dance, Dancing with the Stars
earned scholarships to Broadway Dance Center (NY), The Edge (LA)
earned scholarships to conventions & ballet intensives nationwide
booked professional Broadway shows, TV, film, cruise ships, etc.
secured agents and managers
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