Meet the Director: Ms. Tanya Siddle
Ms. Tanya began her dancing career when she was 11 years old at a dance studio located in East Aurora,NY. Being one of the older girls in the class with no experience was terrifying, but shortly after classes begun the instructor commented on how quickly she learned steps in tap, jazz, and ballet.
Throughout the years, Tanya would choreograph combinations for her instructor as well as solos and duets for church and school talent shows. In 2008-2009
Tanya was a volunteer dance teacher at Grace School of Dance instructing the three year old class in ballet and tap. She returned to teach that summer for ballet, technique, and tap classes and continued to assist and take classes through 2010.
Tanya graduated Buffalo State College in December 2010 with B.A. in Early Childhood and Childhood Education. She continued to teach dance and substituted for several surrounding school districts for the 2010-2011 school year. Summer of 2011 Ms. Tanya started working at Early Head Start in Wellsville, NY as toddler room teacher, and with the support of her family opened Soul 2 Sole in August of 2011.
In 2012, the Choral Teacher at Pioneer High School asked Tanya to come choreograph for their upcoming musical. Ms. Tanya fell in love with this opportunity and volunteered her winters to choreograph for the musicals every year. In 2018, Ms. Tanya was offered a position at the school as their High School Musical Choreographer, which she gladly accepted!
After 4 years of training school, Ms. Tanya is a certified Dance Masters of America Teacher in Ballet, Jazz, Tap, and Modern.
In 2018 the studio was partnered with CLI Studios as another resource for continuing dance education for herself and all her staff.
Going into their 10th year at Soul 2 Sole, Ms. Tanya, her family, and her staff are honored to work with some of the best students and clients they could have asked for and are excited about the expanding the studio in to Springville, NY. They greatly appreciate the outpouring of interest, support and patronage from this outstanding community!