Tara has been dancing since the age of two, beginning her studies at Dance RI’s Providence location, under the direction of Debi Cusick D’Iorio. While at Dance RI, Tara began competing at a very young age, participating in many conventions and master classes where she studied under such renowned instructors as Scott Benson, Laurie Rousseau and Ron DeVito. In 1996, Tara began focusing solely on her ballet technique with Festival Ballet of Rhode Island under the late Christine Hennessey. She landed the role of Clara in their annual production of The Nutcracker in 1998 and went on to dance a variety of roles in many ballets. Tara signed as an apprentice dancer in 2001 under the company’s new name, Festival Ballet Providence, under the direction of Mihailo Djuric. She had the honor of sharing a stage with Sascha Radetsky during one of his guest performances to RI, whom is a Principal Dancer of ABT and a lead in the film, Center Stage. Tara now travels to visit dance companies and studios to set choreography and share her knowledge. She is a Judge and Master Class Teacher for both Take Centerstage Dance Challenge and Turn It Around Tour. Her students and choreography are repeatedly recognized within the competitive dance industry, receiving numerous Highest Overall Scoring Awards, Choreography Awards, Convention Scholarships as well as Regional and National Titles! In the studio, Tara takes pride in running her classes with a constant, motivating energy. She strives to continuously push the boundaries that surround movement while always incorporating a great level of interpretation and diversity in every class. She was a dancer for the Miss Rhode Island Scholarship Pageant Program, and then became their choreographer up until 2011.