Timothy is a dancer, teacher, and choreographer of over 20 years. Born and raised in Los Angeles, California, Timothy has had the opportunity to learn from some of the top dance educators in the state. His love for dance sprouted at the age of 5; and with the support of his mother got accepted into a performing arts magnet. He has done countless competitions, conventions and performances all throughout middle and high school. Since then, his passion has grown while taking even deeper roots.
He has studied ballet at the Michelle Langley Dance Studio; alongside a 7 year mentorship with Shirley Martin at the MKM Cultural Arts Center in North Hollywood, CA. There he began his journey with Modern Dance, learning "Horton Technique" and"Afro-Cuban" from the 2nd generation Horton student herself, Ms. Martin.
Timothy has had a colorful career in dance. With no limitations, he has experienced the commercial, competitive, and contemporary tracks that the professional dance world has to offer. Living in Los Angeles, New York City, and now Alaska. His resume includes: Pulse Dance Company, Martin Dancers, Rangoli Dance, Silayan Dance Co., The Nutcracker, Choreographers Carnival, Clippers Halftime, So You Think You Can Dance and much more.
He radiates positivity and has an infectious spirit wherever he works or studies. Such as assisting Eric Ellis in jazz class at Millennium Dance LA, training at Debbie Reynolds Studio, Edge PAC, and IDA Hollywood. Including Peridance Capezio Center and Broadway Dance Center in New York City.
Currently living in Saint George, Utah training and developing himself into a stronger dancer and artist. Stay tuned because great things are yet to come!
"It is important that the integrity and history of each dance style is passed on to my students. A balance of technique, vocabulary, musicality, performance but most importantly fun! Because at the end of the day, it's love and passion for art that I want my students to remember. It's why we continue to show up to class and work hard; it's our love for dancing." - Timothy Tristan