Tammy Spain

Tammy SpainTammy Spain has studied ballet, modern and jazz since the age of 7. For 17 years, Tammy studied in Honolulu, Hawaii with the Honolulu City Ballet and Punahou Dance School (under the direction of Charlys Ing), Danceworks (under the direction of Broadway’s Simeon Den and Marie Takazawa) and at the University of Hawaii (where she had the privilege to study with Alaine Haubert).

Tammy received a dance scholarship to attend the University of Hawaii, where she obtained her Bachelor of Science in Biology. While attending the University of Hawaii, Tammy performed professionally with various dance companies and productions in Waikiki, including the Starlight Express Dance Company, the Nohelani Cypriano Show and Navatek Cruises. During this time, Tammy also began teaching professionally, and established a dance program for youngsters (ages 4-12) at the Kaneohe Recreation Center to serve some of the more rural parts of Oahu.

Tammy then left Hawaii to attend graduate school at Yale University in a biological science program and continued her studies in ballet with the Yale Recreational Dance Program. Tammy also continued to pursue her interest in teaching children by working with the inner city youth of New Haven, both in dance and science outreach programs (ages 11-13). After graduating, Tammy moved to Florida to start a family, pursue her career as a scientist and continue studying dance, as well as teaching and performing. Theater performances include numerous productions of The Nutcracker with roles of the Rat Queen, Spanish, Marzipan, Chinese, and Russian; Swan Lake as one of the Four Cignettes in their pas de quatre; Sleeping Beauty as Carabosse and Red Riding Hood, Graduation Ball, Walpurgisnacht, and numerous classical, neoclassical, contemporary and modern concerts in Hawaii and Florida. Tammy lives in Oldsmar with her husband, Tim, and daughter, Daly.