Teaching

2019 – present | The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
Contemporary III 2019, Yoga 2019-2020, Ballet I 2020

2013 – 2018| ACES Educational Center for the Arts, New Haven, CT
Modern 1, Modern 2, Choreography, Faculty Repertory, Senior Choreography Mentor, Movers and Shakers

2016 – 2018 | Choate Rosemary Hall
Contemporary Technique, Repertory, Dance History

2014| Jacob’s Pillow Dance, Becket, MA
Modern “Morning Classes” Technique

2014| MiXt Co. Performance Project, Greenwich, CT
Modern Technique & Repertory Intensive

2013 – 2014| Elm City Dance Collective, New Haven, CT
Intermediate/Advanced Modern Technique

2008 – 2011| Dance New Amsterdam, NYC
Guest Artist Series

2009| Dance New Amsterdam, NYC
Press Kits and Publicity Workshop

2008 | Connecticut College, New London, CT
Dance and Technology

2006 – 2016 | Greenwich Academy, Greenwich, CT
Adele Myers and Dancers Technique & Repertory
Yearly 5-Day Intensive

Oct 2008| University of Florida
Guest Artist

2007-2008 | Millennium High School, NYC
Modern Dance Technique – After-school program headed by Evolve Dance

2005-2006 | University of Florida
Guest Faculty, Repertory Commission

Spring 2005 | Hull University, Doncaster University Centre, UK
Dance Technique 1

2003-2011 | Triangle Elementary, FL
Yearly 2-hour Dance Appreciation Assembly for 1st grade students

Master Classes TaughtWesleyan University, American Dance Festival, Coker College (SC), New Haven International Festival of the Arts and Ideas (CT), Keene State College (NY), Hillsborough Community College (FL), Connecticut College, University of Florida, Elm City Dance Collective (CT), New Haven Ballet (CT), Dancepants @ Triskelion Arts (NYC) Master Class Series, Florida Middle School Dance Festival. 

“Tara was an EXTRAORDINARY instructor. Every time we started class, I could tell she genuinely cared about not only our understanding of the material but also for our bodies and our feelings about the things we were learning. Tara built a classroom environment of respect, understanding, and friendship, even after the switch to online classes, through detailed instructions and providing so many alternatives. I can tell Tara cares about how much I’m growing as a dancer but also as a person, and I appreciate that.”

Ballet 1 | The Ohio State University | Spring 2020

“Although other forms of physical communication have been put on hold it has been very enlightening to learn all the ways we can communicate even with ourselves through other forms of body movement like ballet. I cannot express enough how important this class dynamic was to my exploration of dance and body communication.”

Chaise Pickens | Ballet 1 | The Ohio State University | Spring 2020

“Tara’s preparation before each class became even more apparent to me as we transitioned to this online learning.”

Yoga | The Ohio State University | Spring 2020

“Tara was always willing to help students and provide resources beyond just going to class everyday. When virtual classes started, she was super engaged, checked in on us often and provided us with very helpful resources. Tara is very genuine and I enjoyed her class and teaching style.”

Yoga | The Ohio State University | Spring 2020

“I really enjoyed the sense of positivity and support in the room.”

Contemporary III | The Ohio State University | Fall 2019

“Loved this course! Tara structured the class to meet the varying technical levels of participants; I consistently felt challenged and excited by the movement vocabulary.”

Contemporary III | The Ohio State University | Fall 2019