Founder, Owner & Artistic Director
Allegro Teacher since 1996
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 2020- June 2021
Tap 2/3 Junior (ages 8 – 12), co-taught with Jovon
Tap 1 Junior (ages 8 – 12), co-taught with Jovon
Tap 2 / 3 Junior/Senior (ages 8+), co-taught with Jovon
Ballet/Tap Combo 1 youth (ages 5-8)
Ballet/Tap Combo 2 Youth (ages 5-8)
Tap 4, co-taught with Jovon
Advanced Tap, co-taught with Jovon