Tara Porter (choreographer) trained with the Arizona Ballet Company for four years, in premier classical American ballet and pointe, with annual performance roles that included a pointe duet as a Page in the Nutcracker. She performed and competed with the Phoenix Arizona Stars at the state and national level, while receiving continued training in the verbal and physical vocabulary of ballet, lyrical, jazz, modern, drill down, gymnastic, and tap dance for seven years.
Throughout high school, Tara performed and competed with San Antonio, Texas high school dance team, specializing in the genres of kick line, lyrical, jazz, and modern. After a year of dance training at the collegiate level, she had to choose between what had become two of her passions: dance and teaching.
Tara considers herself fortunate to have dabbled in both careers in her adult life. She was the teacher and owner of a dance studio for girls 3-17 years of age during her three years of living on the island of Guam. Now, she owns and teaches at a private in-home preschool here in Sherwood, where she lives with her husband and three children. The VPA community has brought great training, experiences, and relationships to her family over the past few years, and she is beyond excited to once again share her love and passion for dance with the talented students.