I am the owner and lead dancer of the Dancing Designer, a creative production company. I am a professional dancer with over 12 years experience performing with major recording artist, for music videos, movies, TV shows + award shows. My unique process involves working from the students natural body movement while encompassing the performance elements of body movement + musicality. This organic process helps to solidify the student’s skill set, dance capabilities and confidence. I love teaching my clients the basic fundamentals and biology of their bodies. It’s amazing to see my students connect to their bodies and/or partners while having an “ah-ha” moment by discovering dance in a refreshing way. When working with couples I enjoy seeing them grow as they learn to trust each other along with the many levels of intimacy dance allows them to have.
I LOVE watching my clients discover themsleves through body movement + dance. Before we walk we dance because dance is natural to us and I enjoy walking that natural journey with my clients.
Byron and I had a fun and memorable dance experience with Tomisha who taught us our wedding reception entrance dance. She listened to my ideas, gave my husband and I confidence and a Workout! My husband who was not born a dancer, was able to complement me well in our dance to the African song “Iskaba.” What made Tomisha a great teacher was that she recorded our dance practice, so that we were able to rehearse the dance anywhere. In a total of 6 hours, we learned a fast, upbeat, swaggerish African dance. Her dance vision for us allowed us to entertain our guests on our wedding night of Sept 2, 2018. Tomisha is highly recommended!
Tonisha is a blast to work with! She really cares about your goals and focuses on getting you there as quickly and efficiently as possible. Since I'm a person who likes to master what I do, every time I miss a move or make a simple mistake we go over it together until its perfect. I'm so happy I decided to work with her!
Working with Tonisha was fun. Although she can be tough at times, she is very efficient and I really enjoyed her creative and natural approach to teaching salsa. I felt very comfortable and I was able to apply her technique to other forms of dance as well.
Tonisha is an amazing teacher! She's super patient and she creates a kind, nonjudgmental learning environment. She's such a talented dancer and is great at coming up with choreography quickly. She clearly loves what she does, and it's really cool to be around someone who is so passionate about dance and self expression. If you are uncomfortable dancing in front of other people, I would definitely recommend Tonisha because she has a kind, relaxed vibe about her that makes you feel welcome and accepted.
When starting with a new customer I find out their level of experience if any, their goal + objectives, then we schedule our first lesson. I film the end of our lessons and send you the video so you can practice + review on your own to help you get further to your dancing goals.