// Babyballet, Fairytale ballet, Pre-ballet, Toddler Dance, Children's dance, Show //
Tanja started studying jazz dance at the age of 13 at Tanssivintti and soon expanded into ballet and contemporary dance. At the age of 16, Tanja became a Footlight student. In that case, Tap study also came along, e.g. under Taina's leadership and for about a year, Tanja also danced in the crew of Dance Group Five Steps until her studies took her to Kuopio. In 1996-2000, Tanja studied at the Kuopio Conservatory (now Savonia University of Applied Sciences), graduating as a teacher of contemporary dance and children's dance. Tanja completed her final rehearsal with Dance Center Footlight, teaching jazz dance and classical ballet.
Tanja was also in the Footlight teaching staff in 2004-2006, teaching jazz dance and show dance. Over the years, Tanja has trained herself in numerous courses for domestic and foreign teachers.
As the mother of a little daughter, she became interested in children's dance in a new way and Tanja returned to the faculty in the fall of 2014 and holds children's lessons for 3-6 year olds. Tanja's lessons place particular emphasis on the joy and expression of dance.