Tanya was born and raised in Sandy, Utah. She gained an appreciation for music and movement early in life and danced competitively for over ten years as a young girl. She was also a member of and choreographer for Jordan High School's Dance Company.

During college, Tanya taught ballet, jazz, and hip hop to students aged 5-25 at several studios as well as the University of Utah Field House. 

Tanya graduated from the University of Utah in Health Promotion and Education, then went on to earn her teaching certificate in secondary education from Brigham Young University Hawaii. After college, she taught health and physical education for three years at American Preparatory Academy, where she also coached the school's dance company. Now she's a full-time mom and part-time dance teacher! 

Tanya has a passion for health and wellness, which she incorporates into all of her dance and fitness classes.