Get to know teacher Ms Tiana better!
Tiana Farnsworth grew up in Colorado Springs, CO. She performed and studied ballet at Colorado Ballet Society and was introduced to modern in her adult years. She started her dance education at Pikes Peak Community College (PPCC) where she danced under Stephanie Kobes-Newcomb. She performed with the student company, High Altitude Dance Ensemble (HADE), for four seasons. She completed her Associates in Dance in spring of 2015 and is now attending Colorado State University (CSU) for her B.A. in Dance and B.S. in Health and Exercise Science: Health Promotion.
Tiana learned the complexity of choreography, modern technique, ballet technique, and teaching modern and ballet. She also enjoyed dancing in the Ballet Reparatory Ensemble for two semesters. She was a featured dancer of the Ballet Reparatory Ensemble in the Le Corsaire Suite adapted by Madeline Harvey in the “Pas De Trois Des Odalisque” as the first soloist. Tiana currently teaches at Canyon Concert Ballet as a children’s ballet instructor and is excited to spread her joy and knowledge of dance to her students by including history, technique, and fun within her classroom.
Ms Tiana teaches Ballet 1 on Wednesdays at 5:30pm, Ballet 2 on Wednesdays at 4:30pm, and Ballet 3 on Wednesdays at 6:30pm.
Here are some fun questions we asked Ms Tiana to get to know her a little better:
What is your proudest accomplishment?
What is your favorite book? How about movie?
It is so hard to pick a favorite book! It rotates between many different books but I always love thread fantasy books. Right now, my favorite is from the Inheritance series called Eragon by Christopher Paolini. My favorite movie would be How to Train Your Dragon and all of them in its series. You could say that dragons are some of my favorite creatures.
Is there a quote or saying that you live your life by?
Would you rather vacation in Alaska or Hawaii, and why?
I would prefer to go to Hawaii in the winter because then it will not be too hot or too cold and less people. I could enjoy all of the beautiful scenery by hiking, walking, and doing fun outdoor activities.
What are your hobbies?
I love to play board games with my husband and friends. We try to get a group together often just to have fun and take our minds off of school or work.
If you were a superhero, what would your powers be?
What three items would you take with you on a deserted island?
I would take a survival book, my scriptures, and a fire starter kit.
What is your favorite part about teaching at CCB?
My favorite part about teaching at CCB is my students. I love to see when they learn and grow throughout the semester in dance and as people.