Tami Burton comes with many years of experience building and running the successful Performing Company (DCPC) at Dance Connection in Palo Alto. Her company won numerous top studio awards and she was the recipient of the prestigious “Educator Award” from Co. Dance Regionals in 2011-12 and 2013-14. Although starting later in life, the passion of dance was instilled in her forever. She was a cheerleader at San Diego State University and after graduation, her dance career began. She is a volunteer Assistant Director for Foothill Repertory Dance under the direction of Bubba Gong. Her emphasis is in jazz and lyrical but she also loves working with younger dancers in all disciplines (tap, hip hop and ballet). Her goal is to not only instill a passion for dance in all her students but to guide and help them through the journey as they learn honesty, discipline, commitment and dedication. Tami is a recognized teacher/mentor for all dancers.