Tanya Teal

Tanya a commencé à danser le lindy hop et le blues à Montréal. Sa passion pour la musique l’a poussée à faire ses débuts en tant que DJ d’abord une fois par mois, puis dans des soirées hebdomadaires, des ateliers, des échanges et des partys. Sa musique électrisante lui a valu le surnom de DJ Thunder Teal. Tanya cherche toujours à inspirer les danseurs à découvrir les origines et les mouvements authentiques du jazz et du blues par sa musique. De la musique lente et suave ou rapide et enjouée, des classiques de ballroomin’ du Savoy au son cru des juke joints de Chicago, Tanya vous amène chaque fois en voyage.

Rumour has it that Tanya likes to dance. Indiscriminate about the way — leading, following, or rocking out solo, or the style — Blues, Lindy Hop, Balboa, or West Coast Swing — Tanya has left her mark both on the social dance floor and in competitions all around North America. She’s also been seen choreographing and performing, as well as spinning in the DJ booth. In the classroom, Tanya tries to help her students embody the music that they hear and to feel the joy of expressing themselves through dance, whether solo or partnered. Tanya likes to learn about the mechanics and aesthetics of many partnered dance styles and enjoys sharing that knowledge with others.

Tanya started dancing in Montreal in 2009, and teaching shortly after that. In 2013, Tanya helped start the Blues Program at Cat’s Corner. Since then, she has taught weekly blues classes, geeked out about curriculum development, choreographed for and coached a few performance troupes, and organized a few workshops.