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Tikiri Shapiro

GADA Dance Instructor

My Bio

Tikiri Shapiro is from Knoxville, TN and began her career with the Oak Ridge Civic Ballet Association performing classical works such as "Peter and The Wolf" and "Cinderella". She then trained at George Mason University where she performed works by Martha Graham, Stephen Petronio, Bill T Jones, Lar Lubovitch, and Ohad Naharin and received a BFA in Dance. After graduating, she pursued her love for teaching as she opened Lighthouse Dance & Yoga, a studio in Selbyville, DE with a focus on ballet, contemporary, and choreography. As choreography took flight, she moved to NYC with her performance company, Sea Legs Dance, that started with students and progressed to a professional level presenting shows in Delaware, NYC, and internationally to Sri Lanka. Tikiri continues to choreograph with Sea Legs Dance in Austin, TX. Her mission as a teacher is to motivate students to set and accomplish goals and gain confidence in their learning environment.

Classes I Teach

  • Ballet all levels
  • Contemporary
  • Pointe