Pacific Academy of Dance
Tamara Roos was born and raised on the island of Maui and recently graduated from Loyola Marymount University with a Bachelor of Arts in Dance and Communication Studies. She grew up as a competitive gymnast but switched her focus exclusively to dance at age 12. While on Maui, she had the opportunity to travel the islands as a dancer and choreographer with David Ward's dance company. For the past five years she has been a special guest teacher and choreographer for Maui Academy of Performing Arts Summer Intensive, Pieces. Here in Los Angeles she has worked with choreographers such as Patrick Damon Rago, Diana MacNeil, Loretta Livingston, Cornelius Carter and Denise Leitner. She is happy to be a part of the Pacific Academy of Dance family!
Deborah has been dancing since the age of 3 and has continued to pursue her passion for the art form ever since. Born and raised in Orange County, California, she studied tap, jazz, ballet, hip-hop, and Irish dancing at a young age and began assisting at her dance studio at the age of 12 . It wasnt long before she began teaching her own classes and even added lyrical and modern dancing to her repertoire. While continuing to study at her studio, she attended Mater Dei High School and danced competitively on their well-known dance team, during which time she served as both head captain and soloist. Her team received numerous awards and recognition including the coveted title of 2004 National Hiphop Champions at the Miss Dance Drill Team USA National Competition , and Deborah received 2nd place in the prestigious solo division at MDDT USA as well during her senior year. She is a recent graduate of Loyola Marymount University where she received a Bachelor of Arts in Dance and a minor in Business Administration, and where she studied with industry greats such as Denise Leitner, Damon Rago, Chad Hall, Paige Porter and Jason Mhyre. Deborah now teaches and choreographs for Mater Dei High School and is a certified dance team competition judge through the California Association of Dance Team Directors. She is delighted to be working at Pacific Academy of Dance!