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Accomplished dancer and teacher

Tonya Goodwillie, the owner of Allegro Performing Arts Academy, has 41 years of dance experience. She’s taught for 28 years. Tonya performed professionally with the Fifth Avenue Theater and The Trevor Sorbie of Redkin Show as lead dancer.


Besides choreographing for the Allegro Precision Dance company, she also has choreographed for the Miss Auburn Pageant Dancers for many years, as well as the dance solo for 2010 Miss Auburn winner – and former Allegro student – Hayley McJunkin.  She has choreographed for many local high school musical productions over the years. Tonya has numerous choreography awards.

Judge, advisor, community servant

Tonya judges at various competitions and has advised at Curtain Call Costumes. She is a member of the Kent Chamber of Commerce, Kent Downtown Partnership, City of Kent Arts Commission, and many community service events. Tonya was the organizer of “So You Think Kent Has Talent!" and has helped produce the past Kent event "Kent has talent'

Education and certification

Tonya continues to improve through attendance at numerous conventions and seminars each year, including the Dance Teacher Summit in New York City and the Pulse Teacher Conference. Allegro was ranked by the Federation of Dance Competitions as the Best Studio in the Northwest for 2010 and 2011. Allegro has also been named best dance studio in Western WA many times as well as numerous industry dance awards!


She’s a certified member of Dance Educators of America and as a “top tap” teacher with American Tap Dance Institute. She was a guest teacher for the American Tap Dance Institute Summer Tap Festival in Chicago. Tonya is extremely proud of her students’ achievements.


Tonya graduated from Cornish College of the Arts in 2007 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in dance. At Cornish, she participated in Cornish Dance Theater. Her modern / jazz piece, “Blown Away,” was selected to perform at a Cornish show entitled “New Moves.”

Teaching schedule for September 2022- June 2023

Tonya has decided to take this year to focus on the business and help substitute classes for her amazing staff, so she can meet and get to know more of the wonderful Allegro students and families. 


'Tonya having a great time celebrating at Allegro's 20th Anniversary party!

Locally owned and operated dance business since 1996!


To learn more about our staff and program, get in touch today!

To sign up, call: 253-813-9630

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