Tanis Nicholls September 4, 2014
Tanis was born and raised in Calgary and began dancing at a very young age. She has trained with renowned instructors and choreographers across Canada and the United States. Tanis received numerous scholarships and awards throughout her years of training, as well as, completing the ADAPT jazz and tap syllabus and The Royal Academy of Dancing ballet syllabus.
Tanis graduated from Oklahoma City University with a Bachelor of Arts degree majoring in Dance/Theatre Performance. She is certified in Dance, Voice and Acting from The Canadian College of Performing Arts in Victoria, British Columbia. Tanis has performed on stages in both Canada and the United States. Some of her theater credits include, The Shoji Tabuchi Show, The Wonders of Christmas, Magic N’ Miracles Canadian Tour, Break The Floor, New York City Dance Alliance Summer Showcase, The Young Canadians of the Calgary Stampede, and The Nutcracker Ballet. Other credits include the Bollywood movie, I’ve Found Someone” and multiple national commercials and television appearances. Tanis was also a member of the Canadian National Tap Team, competing in Berlin, Germany at the World Tap Championship, taking home a silver medal. Tanis lived in the United States for ten years and during this time she performed professionally and taught & choreographed at two local studios in Missouri and Oklahoma. During her time in Oklahoma, Tanis’ students won several scholarships, overall awards, and titles at regional and national competitions. Tanis is excited to be back in Calgary and enjoys sharing her passion, technical ability and love for dance with the students in the dance program at Edge School.