Meet the Staff...
Staff Pictures and Bios!
Miss Tanya's dance studio has been presenting semi-annual dance productions since its opening its doors in May 2008. Owned an operated by a mother/daughter duo, this small dance studio started out with one room and one dance teacher, in what used to be the childcare room inside Galaxy Fitness. Nine years later, the studio now has two dance rooms, a waiting room, seven teachers, and a private yoga room operated by Debra Anderson.
Tanya Petty, a long time resident of the Phelan/Pinion hills area, had a childhood dream of owning and operating a dance studio in her home town. She trained at Dancetime Studio in Victorville for thirteen years before becoming a teacher in 2003. Before that, she taught classes for younger students and choreographed dance scenes for the Snowline Players.
Tanya and her mother, Debbie Tavares, work hard to maintain a family friendly environment in their studio. It is their belief that dance should be fun and educational for the student while also a memorable experience for the rest of the family. The staff starts preparing for each new recital nearly a year in advance and begins a new project every six months, carefully choosing a theme and storyline to help make the performance unique. Miss Tanya is a firm believer that the recital should be a enjoyable for the dancer and the viewer.
I have been dancing since 1988 and starting teaching my own classes in 1999. Though I have taught and performed many dance styles, Ballet will always be my favorite. There's just something about wearing pointe shoes that can make anyone feel beautiful.
I am 21 years old, I'm a licensed cosmetologist. I have been dancing for about eight years, competitively for five years. When teaching, my favorite dance styles are hip hop, jazz, contemporary, technique and heels.
Miss Brittney started with Miss Tanya in the very Beginning. 2008 when the studio had only one room and a handful of students. She has since gone on to gain more dance education at UC Riverside and returned to teach adult ballet classes and competitive levels at Miss Tanya's Dance Studio.
I will be a Senior in High School this year. Dance has always been a big part of my life. I started ballet and tap when I was two years old. At six, I started Irish dance lessons and continued that for six years. I joined Miss Tanya's Dance Studio tree years ago, starting with tap and ballet training and have since expanded my training to include modern and contemporary dance. Last year I was able to participate in the Completion team. As the newest Instructor at Miss Tanya's Dance Studio, I will be teaching Beginning Tap and Ballet starting in the Fall of2018.