Tanner is a Mississippi native who has devoted to her life to promoting inclusion and unity through dance. Tanner travels across the southeast as a choreographer, dance instructor, pageant consultant and motivational speaker through her business TMF Dance and Training. Tanner graduated summa cum laude from the University of Alabama with a Bachelors of Arts in Dance. While at the Cap stone, she was a company member and soloist in Alabama Repertory Dance Theatre and a choreographer and performer for Dance Alabama! While serving as the director of Dance Alabama Film Festo val, Tanner implemented a community outreach which provided Tuscaloosa middle school students the chance to learn the power of collaboration on by directing, choreographing, and filming their own screen-dances. She was recognized as the Outstanding Freshmen and Sophomore by the Capstone and the College of Arts and Sciences, as well as the Community Outreach and Edith Barnes Award, among others, by UA Theatre and Dance.
Tanner has performed and trained with Giordano Dance Chicago, Visceral
Dance Chicago, American Dance Festival, Atlanta Ballet, Young Choreographer’s Festival, A1 Conference, and more. Her accolades include Mississippi’s Distinguished Young Woman, Miss Mississippi talent winner, Quality of Life winner and 1st runner-up, So You Think You Can Dance Season 16 Top 100, and national recognition for performance and choreography in the dance competition circuit.
Beyond her personal dance career, Tanner started her nonprofit Let’s All Dance to give individuals with unique abilities the opportunity to dance. With programs in Mississippi and Alabama, Let’s All Dance is on its way to growing nationwide to include and embrace all abilites through dance.
Tanner recently wrapped up her first tour with Norwegian Creative Studios and Regent Seven Seas Cruises and looks forward to continuing her professional dance career. As a certicked BodyART instructor, Tanner aims to provide a well- rounded dance education that seeks to promote longevity and sustainability throughout the growing artistry and technique of the whole dancer.