A.D.A.P.T. Jazz/Tap – Head of Jazz
Tenetia grew up as a competitive dancer in Southern California. She has had extensive training in ballet, Jazz, Lyrical/Contemporary, Modern and Tap, and has trained with acclaimed teachers such as Mandy Moore (SYTYCD), Kim Borgaro (OTE), Ray Leeper (NUVO), John Crutchman (WCDE), Henry LeTang, Doug Caldwell and Robert Duran, to name a few. Her performing/professional credits include; EFX starring Tommy Tune at the MGM Grand (Dancer);STORM at the Mandalay Bay under the direction of Jamie King (Madonna, Brittney Spears),Melissa Williams and Carla Kama (Dancer) Holland America Cruise Line (dancer/singer, dance captain) Stiletto Entertainment under the direction of Gary Kief (Barry Manilow) (Asst. choreographer/ Casting Asst.)Industrial shows and conventions, including Paul Mitchell and BeBe (dancer/model) MGM theme park in Las Vegas (Dancer, dance captain). Tenetia has been teaching for 20+ years across the USA and Canada.
She is known for her attention to detail and clean, precise movement. Her choreography has won numerous overall standings, special awards and choreography awards. Her former students can be seen performing all over the world in New York, Branson, Disney, on cruise ships, national commercials and music videos. Tenetia spends her free time with her husband and three children. She continues to educate herself in the dance industry so that she can provide new and innovative techniques to her students while keeping them safe and excited to learn. She takes pride in teaching from a mother’s point of view and strives to teach with a fair and kind approach resulting in dancers who are not only artists but also good humans. 2019/2020 marks her 8th season with CCD, whom has become her second family. She is incredibly proud of her former and current students, and is excited to work with CCD for many years to come.