Founder and Owner Allegro
Allegro Teacher since 1996
Accomplished dancer and teacher
Tonya Goodwillie, the owner of Allegro Performing Arts Academy, has 40 years of dance experience. She’s taught for 26 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. Tonya has numerous choreography awards.
Judge, advisor, community servant
Tonya judges at various competitions and has advised at Curtain Call Costumes. She works with 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 now helps with the yearly 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.
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 2019- June 2020
4:15 – 5:10 PM: Tap 2 Junior (8 – 12 years), co-taught with Jovon
4:15 – 5:10 PM: Tap 2/3 Junior (8 – 12 years), co-taught with Jovon
5:15 – 6:10 PM: Tap 3 Junior (8 – 12 years), co-taught with Jovon
5:15 – 6:10 PM: Tap 1 Junior (8 – 12 years), co-taught with Jovon
6:15 – 7:40 PM: Tap 5 Junior/Teen (8 – 12 years), co-taught with Jovon
6:15 – 7:40 PM: Tap 5 Senior (13+ years), co-taught with Jovon
7:45 – 9:10 PM: Tap 2 / 3 Senior (13+ years), co-taught with Jovon
7:45 – 8:40 PM: Tap 1 Senior (13+ years), co-taught with Jovon
4:15 – 5:10 PM: Ballet/Tap Combo 1 youth (5-8 years)
6:15 - 7:40 PM: Tap 4 Junior (8-12 years), co-taught with Jovon
6:15 - 7:40 PM: Tap 4 Senior (13+ years), co-taughtwith Jovon
7:45 – 9:10 PM: Tap 6 Senior (13+ years)