About Us

Ms. Tonya

dance instructor, owner, dance teacher

Tonya has been performing/dancing since the age of six, in which she started out in Liturgical dance at her home church House of Prayer for Everyone.  She has then been classically trained in ballet and modern dance from the University of South Florida, where she received her B.A. in Dance and Philosophy. Tonya has studied Business Administration at Heald College in San Francisco.  She has received her aerial training at Surfscape Dance Theater (New Symrna Beach, FL) and at Dance and Circus Arts (Clearwater, FL).  She has over 7 years of teaching experience in which she has taught in Tampa, FL and Berkeley and San Francisco, California.  Tonya is the owner of Beautiful Struggle Productions a dance production company that aims to inspire everyone to pursue their dreams.  Tonya has an extensive performance history including and not limited to kick line, hip hop, ballet, modern, contemporary, jazz, pom, burlesque, and aerial dance being her specialty.  She was the marketing coordinator at The Beat dance studios in which she established a new registration system for the non-profit which is still being used today.  Tonya is very passionate about dance and wishes to spread this Joy and Love to New York.

Beautiful Struggle Productions

Beautiful Struggle Productions is a 

dance production company producing modern dance productions. Established in Oakland, California the company aims to inspire everyone to pursue their dreams in the mist of their own personal struggle. Embracing the tree logo, we thrive through the forever changing environment and adapt to our surroundings. Standing firm, tall, strong and rooted in our beliefs that anything is possible, once you let go and let the Universe take control.  The company  relocated to New York, NY!  The first premier show launched in September 2016 "The Burlesque Murder Mystery Show" the first of it's kind.  Visit one of our classes and stay tuned for our next production.