Tahira Aliya

Tahira A.

Los Angeles, CA
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Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Tahira teaches



Tahira delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Females 5+ and males 0

Teaching since:
June 2010

Tahira's path as a dancer became clear at a very young age. After being exposed to ballet by a neighbor was all it took, literally after one lesson a life time of dance was pursued.

Much of Tahira's training is accredited to her years spent at Le Petite Danseuse, Debbie Allen and The Dance Arts Academy. Traveling to Europe and South America to study dance has also played an intricate role in the exposure and passion of dance.

Tahira continues to infuse her passion and love of dance, by sharing this beautiful expression with young women in her community. Whether teaching classes, mentoring dancers or volunteering at inner city schools and shelters the power of dance is being invoked.

Tahira has ensured her love of dance through education with certifications in Performance Enhancement Specialist, Personal Training and Wellness Coaching, by The National Academy of Sports Medicine. Being fluent in several languages, with an emphasis on French, allows for ballet classes to be taught in a professional manner.

Combining my skills, experience and natural passion for dance allows me to positively mentor others that share this passion.

*** Lesson Details ***
Lessons will be taught in French "Traditional Ballet Terminology" preparing young dancers for a professional career in dance.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Barre Equip

*** Travel Equipment ***
Barre Equip

*** Specialties ***
Creative Dance, Pre Ballet and Beginners Ballet

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Dance/ wellness coach
Apr 2018 - Present
Anda wellness

Instructing dance routines and performances also conditioning training for dance & Sports in various LAUSD schools

Disneyland VIP dance director
Apr 2018 - Present
Disneyland California Adventure

Choreograph and directed a stage performance for Disneyland's Diamond day classic parade and Main stage showcase

Dance director
Feb 2010 - Present
Project 18Forty

Owner and director of dance mentorship company. Offering beginners ballet/ intermediate, lyrical and contemporary.


Aug 2016 - Jun 2017
Youth exercise
Aug 2010 - Feb 2013
National Academy of Sports Medicine


French "ballet terminology"
Professional Proficiency
Professional Proficiency


Mar 2018
American Heart Association

Certified in cardiopulmonary resuscitation


Jun 2018
Sentinel News Paper


National Academy of Sports Medicine
Mar 2013

For more than 20 years, the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) has set the standard in certification, continuing education, solutions and tools for health and fitness, sports performance and sports medicine professionals. NASM has pioneered evidence-based health and fitness solutions that optimize physical performance and allow individuals to achieve a variety of fitness activity goals.

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Photos & Videos

Disneyland California adventure choreography 2018
Photo by Tahira A.

Photo by Tahira A.

Photo by Tahira A.

Photo by Tahira A.

Disneyland main stage theater 2018
Photo by Tahira A.

Photo by Tahira A.

Disneyland TV

3 Reviews

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Jocelyn Jun 17, 2018
Ballet · In studio

My daughter has been under the instruction of Ms Tahira Ali for about 4 years now. She has learned so much and she had taught her not only the the movement of ballet but the history behind it. My daughter, Daija continues to grow in every aspect of this art and has become so much more confident in herself under Ms Tahira’s instruction. We couldn’t have asked for a better teacher, not only in dance but in life lessons.

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Agnes Jun 16, 2018
Ballet · In studio

I am an inspiring actress that landed an awsome role in a upcoming Life Time movie. As you can imagine i was beyond excited. The role was a visceral look inside the life of an inspiring ballerina. I found so many simularities between myself and this character. However, the last ballet class i took i was about 5 or 6 years old.
Tahira was recomemded to me by another actress that had taken her barre class. Upon our first introduction i felt like we we're good friends, i felt totally comfotable and at ease. I was able to share all of my concerns and strengths. We started off with private lesson and finally i felt comfortable in group class.
Needless to say when production called and filming started " I KILLED IT"😉
I would highly recommend Tahira for ballet performance enhancement, private and group lessons.

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Allyson Jun 16, 2018
Dance · In home

Tahira is quite simply one of the most extraordinary educators I have ever met. Her warmth, skill, grace, talent and love of children is remarkable. My 6-year-old daughter attends her mixed-age dance class on Saturdays and it is the most enriching extra-curricular activity she's ever had. Somehow, Tahira is able to attune to the needs of every child in the class, from the shy 4-year-old to the middle-schooler en pointe. She has a masterful knowledge not only of dance and teaching, but of community-building. Her classes feel like family. The big girls mentor and take care of the little ones and the "sister circles" at the end of class bring tears to my eyes. Tahira's method of teaching builds character and compassion, as well as skill. She is a model of grace and goodness and exactly the type of teacher you want in your child's life.

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