Tanya is a 2004 graduate of the Victorian College of the Arts. Her passion for dance has taken her on wild travels around the globe since 1997 performing on an Italian cruise ship for the Mediterranean, North European and South American seasons. Discovering contemporary dance and the art of dance theatre Tanya has performed in Portugal, Germany, Austria and Italy. She attended the 2002 Impultanz Workshop in Vienna before returning to Melbourne to complete her Bachelor of Arts in Dance. Whilst at the Victorian College of the Arts, Tanya had the opportunity to perform the works of some great Australian choreographers including Rebecca Hilton, Gideon Obarzanek, Anna Smith, Sandra Parker and Helen Herbertson.
She was chosen to perform in the Dancecard 2005, an improvised dance performance held at Dancehouse, Melbourne. Tanya joined Tasdance in 2005 to perform in Divine Harmonies and Hard YAKKA and to teach as part of the educational programs. She continued in 2006 performing The Earth Beneath our Feet and touring to China with Divine Harmonies. Tanya's most recent performance with Tasdance was in the 2007 season of Mercy: a Dance for the Forgotten.