Born in Seattle and raised in Renton, Washington, Tania took her first circus class at a flying trapeze tent in Georgetown in 2013, which sparked her interest in circus arts. She continues to study various forms of circus arts such as corde lisse and duo aerial. She supplements her aerial work by studying dance. Her dance training has been mainly on African diasporic dance forms such as street and club styles and West African dances. She also teaches circus to people of all ages. Her primary goal as a circus educator is to provide people with skills that they can master and later on become more autonomous in their creative endeavors. In addition to her education in physical movement, Tania has studied American Ethnic Studies which gives an intersectional lense to her work.
What is one of your favorite moments from your time with the Department of Dance?
I have so many! There were a lot of laughs and joy in Dani's and Etienne's classes. I loved all the conversations with Kelly and her support. I had a lot of fun during one of Dani's classes where we had to create a dance like a celebrity. There was so much joy and goofiness in the process!
What plans or goals do you have for post-graduation?
I will be attending Seattle University to become a Family Nurse Practitioner. I will continue to work in circus arts and doing outreach and adaptive circus