Performing Art – Los Angeles
Taryn grew up in San Diego, where she studied gymnastics very seriously from the age of 3, before transitioning to ballet at the late age of 12. She began her professional performance career at the age of 17, as an apprentice ballet dancer with Pacific Northwest Ballet in Seattle, WA. After dancing there for 3 years, Taryn attended Princeton University, where she graduated Suma Cum Laude in Anthropology. She then moved to New York City and began her contemporary/modern dance career with the Extended Dance Company, while getting her Pilates certification. Taryn moved to Hollywood with her now husband in 2004, where she has since danced with Donna Sternberg & Dancers, Trip Dance Theater, Faux Pas Dance Company, and in club performances and showcases around the city. Taryn started testing her skills as a choreographer in the Princeton dance company for which she was the Assistant Artistic Director for 2 years. She picked it back up here in Hollywood, and has created and danced in pieces throughout LA. While performing with Faux Pas Dance Company, she co-choreographed the full-length show “The Rising” with Katrina Jade and Jonette Ford. Taryn has worked with former Pussycat Doll, Kaya Jones, and has appeared in films such as \"The Instrument\" (dancer and choreographer), \"Bi the Way\" (herself), and \"Daughter of Fear\" (dancing devil!). She looks forward to advancing her choreographic career into the digital realm, and continuing her exploration into creative movement image-making and story-telling. Taryn has worked as a certified Pilates instructor, Reiki Master Level practitioner, and private trainer since graduating college. She has now created a new Flowing Movement Progression System that conditions and integrates all parts of the physical body in an organized manner, and invites the Energy Self to come along for the ride. It is meant for everyone: from the non-mover, to the highly-trained athlete, to the experienced dancer. She looks forward to sharing this system with the public very soon, and will be incorporating it into her choreographic work in the future.