Tamara Burdeny began her dance training at 4 years old in a Ballet class. At age 8 she took her first Jazz class and has been living and breathing dance ever since. She trained extensively in Ballet, Jazz, Lyrical and Modern Improv and continued her training at Harbour Dance Centre. Tamara is proud to have earned many accolades for her solo and group work as well as self choreography. Tamara was a competitive gymnast throughout her childhood and continued on to be an elite Cheerleader with the Vancouver All Stars International Worlds Team. She is a four-time International Champion (2009 -2012 National Champion with 5th place at the 2011 World Finals, 7th Place at the 2012 World Finals, and 4th place at the 2014 World Finals). She has worked in film and TV with appearances in “The Company We Keep”, and “Mr. Young” as well as appearing as a dancer and cheerleader on the CW11 series “Hellcats” and Disney Channel’s “The Descendants”. Miss Tamara’s goal is to instill a love of dance and passion for hard work in her students. She strives for self motivation within her students, and can often be seen standing on a chair to make sure she sees her students from every angle. Miss Tamara, a certified Acrobatic Arts Instructor, hopes to bring her years of experience and love of Acro to Dancin’ Stars!