Tanya Karn
Dancer, Actor
“Tanya’s passion for dancing shines through in rehearsal and on stage and I am very proud and lucky to say that she dances for me”
– Victoria Duffield, Recording Artist

Tanya has been dancing for 18 years, and has trained under an endless array of professional dancers and choreographers. She has achieved recognition and training from teachers such as Luther Brown, Blake McGrath, Brian Friedman, Mia Michaels, Wade Robson, Tabitha and Napoleon, and many other talented professionals. Along with her extensive dance training, she also has had four years of vocal training and plenty of acting experience throughout her life. In the past couple years, she has been expanding her horizons and working as an assistant and dance teacher at studios across the province, and has received recognition as a choreographer. Her first solo piece awarded her the title of “Dancer of the Year 2009” at the American Dance Awards. Since then, she has continued to work as a freelance choreographer, receiving many awards and recognition for her work.

Tanya began her professional dance career at the age of 15, when she performed in the Skye Sweetnam music video “Human”, working closely with choreographer Luther Brown. From there, she received a role as a principal dancer in the Disney release of Camp Rock 2 starring Demi Lovato and the Jonas Brothers. Since then, she has danced in an array of movies, television shows, commercials and music videos. She has also worked with many artists and actors including Ludacris, Shawn Desman, Ashley Tisdale, Tegan and Sara, Deborah Cox, Fefe Dobson, Kreesha Turner, Aleesia, Cascada, Blake McGrath and many more! Her latest jobs include her appearance as a Cyclone Cheerleader in two episodes of the television series “Hellcats”, spending a month in Vancouver and expanding her dance experiences. She also appeared as a dancer in the new television series “The L.A. Complex” currently airing on Much Music. Tanya even had the amazing opportunity to dance for Anjulie at many shows and televised events, most recently at the Juno Music Awards! Currently, she is dancing for new and upcoming artist Victoria Duffield, and has performed at many of her live shows across Canada. Look for Tanya in Victora’s music videos “Shut Up and Dance” and “Feel”, as well as her third music video to be released soon!

Recently, Tanya has completed her third year at Wilfrid Laurier University and is one year away from receiving her Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology. She balances her schooling with her teaching, choreography and professional career. Through it all, she has gained plenty of dance experience with the extensive training she has received, and is always excited to pass on her knowledge and her passion for the arts to the next generation of dancers!