Tammy's training began as a student at Stage Door of Performing Arts in Coon Rapids and later brought me to Hopkins Dance Center in Hopkins. In addition to studio dance I was a member of my high school dance line and varsity gymnastic team. I went on to train at Chapman University in Orange, California on a full dance scholarship with a focus on performance and choreography. My courses included Jazz, Tap, Ballet, Modern and Choreography. After moving back to Minnesota I studied Ballroom, Dance History and Dance Topics at the University of Minnesota. Periodically I train in New York City at Steps and Broadway Dance Center as well as various dance workshops and festivals. In 2015 I became certified in Acrobatic Arts.
After college I taught for Hopkins Dance Center, Summit School of Dance and Gymnation. My jobs included instruction in Tap, Jazz, Ballet, Pointe, Lyrical, Hip Hop, Musical Theater, and coaching and choreography for dancers and gymnasts ages 18 months & up. I have also been a guest instructor at high schools and dance studios in the Twin Cities area.
I have been a performer and a teacher/choreographer of many top Regional and National solo and group performances. Some of my students have gone on to dance on TV, teach for studios, study dance at college, dance with performance companies and dance with the Radio City Rockettes.
Molly studied Early Childhood Education at Winona State University and Photography and Digital Imaging at Minneapolis Technical Community College. She has worked for numerous before and after school educational kids programs and has most recently coached the dance team at The Academy of Holy Angels. She has extensive training in Danceline/Team as well as studio dance and conservatory training. Molly is excited about working with Dance Haven, beginning this 2016-2017 season. She will bring fresh new ideas and help train our dancers by sharing her passion of dance with her students.