Tanya’s first dance classes experience was in elementary and middle school, but she didn’t become very interested in dance until she graduated college and started taking ballroom classes. Later, she discovered salsa and other Latin dances, and has been in love with them ever since. She had danced with Montuno Dance Company and Mambo Nova in the past, and has enjoyed learning different styles of salsa.
Tanya’s first exposure to Afinkao Dance Company was seeing “Back to the Roots”, and that was an unforgettable experience, very distinct from other styles of salsa. Learning more about the company and its Afrocuban influence made her interested in joining the team. Tanya is happy to be a part of this company, which incorporates so many interesting dance styles, and to be learning and developing the style she loves.