Tianne is a three-time, World Salsa-Championship finalist along with her dance partner, Ricardo Tellez. In 2010, Ricardo and Tianne placed 3rd in the World Latin Dance-Cup in San Diego. She is co-director of the RicaSalsa Dance Company where she choreographs and performs with her professional Salsa team. Tianne believes that everyone has the innate ability to dance, and her goal is to share her years of knowledge on the study of movement and music with as many people as possible.
Tianne has performed, taught, and choreographed professionally in Modern Dance, Argentine Tango, and Salsa for twenty years. In 1996, Tianne joined Robert Moses KIN performing every home season while also touring nationally until 2005. As a principal dancer, her performances have been called “electrifying” and “vulnerable.” She began her teaching career in 2000. Her goal as a teacher has been to help others express themselves through exploring movement, beauty, and the art of dance.
Tianne currently maintains an extensive teaching and performance schedule. In addition to her recent success on the international Salsa circuit, Tianne directed and choreographed her first evening-length concert, “The Imprint of Partnering.”