Pre-Pro Dancers have an Industry Chat with Tara Nicole

Today, our Pre-Pro dancers will have Industry Chat with Tara Nicole! Tara has had an astounding career in film, television and more. She will be teaching us about the industry! It will be AMAZING, she has worked and experienced so much in the industry! We know our dancer will find her tips, advice and experience encouraging, helpful and relevant! Below is her bio:


Classically-trained, Broadway honed and the premier protégé of the legendary Rob Marshall, Tara Nicole Hughes has emerged as Hollywood’s go-to choreographer and movement coach for film, television and commercials. Hughes has worked on every major musical film over the last decade including Chicago, Rent, The Terminal, Nine, Rock of Ages, Burlesque, Mary Poppins Returns starring Emily Blunt and Lin-Manuel Miranda, and Disney’s upcoming The Little Mermaid.

As warm, patient and inspiring as she is talented, Hughes has a particular gift for creating a safe and energizing work environment for actors who may be intimidated by movement. As a result she’s worked with some of the most brilliant of our time including Daniel Day Lewis, Nicole Kidman, Tom Hanks, Marion Cotillard, Penelope Cruz and Kate Hudson as well as with major music stars including Taylor Swift, Idina Menzel and Jennifer Hudson. Her television credits include choreographing for Good Girls Revolt, Trophy Wife and House of Lies. As a dancer, she’s performed on everything from the award winning film La La Land to Cher’s world tour.

With Tara’s Master’s Degree in Spiritual Psychology and her understanding of the healing power of dance, she has created the program INsideOUT, a powerful and practical workshop using meditation, visualization and dance movement to bring more inner peace and health. Tara is on faculty at the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in Los Angeles, and teaches master classes and workshops internationally. She is a contributing writer for Mind Body Green and her work has been recognized in media outlets such as Dance Magazine, The Real Deal, and Global Dance Initiative.

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