Ms. Teryn Tachuk
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Phone: 480-472-9994 (office) and 480-472-9996 (dance room)
Hello! My name is Ms. Teryn Tachuk, and I am so excited to be apart of the Smith Junior High team! I am originally from a small town in Michigan, and moved to Arizona when I was still in high school. I graduated from Campo Verde High School in Gilbert, where I performed and choreographed on the dance company each year in addition to performing on a dance company at Wagner Dance Arts. I started teaching dance at a private studio when I was 17 and fell in love with it. I auditioned for the Arizona State University dance education program and was one of 20 individuals who were accepted. I studied dance and education for four years, including three semesters spent in dance classrooms in public schools. I also taught part-time at Arizona Dance Studio in Chandler, where I still work today. I graduated with honors with a BFA in K-12 dance education.
I have been professionally trained in ballet, jazz, contemporary/modern, and hip-hop. My curriculum will infuse all of these genres of dance in addition to choreographic projects. I look forward to working with the Sidewinder team and helping each and every student in my classroom grow as dancers as well as individuals.