At a young age, Tonya was exposed to many sports and activities but dance was where she found her passion. She trained and competed in all styles of dance from age 3-18. From there, Tonya attended Wake Forest University where she pursued a Bachelor’s in Finance and a Master’s in Accountancy. At WFU, Tonya was a member and captain of the dance team as well as the dance company. While in school, Tonya worked for the Universal Dance Association traveling the country to teach dance team camps and judge dance competitions. After graduating, Tonya returned to NYC where she became the head coach of her high school’s dance team, choreographing their season dances and national routines. Today, Tonya works at WeWork, where she spends her time working on financial operations. She loves the opportunity that DanceWorks New York City has given her to continue her passion and to once again be a part of a loving dance family. She looks forward to another fun season and is excited to bring jazzercise back to the stage with her amazing cast!