Tamara is in her 7th year as an Indiana Pacemate. She began her dancing career at the age of five in Anchorage, AK. Being part of a military family, she has had the opportunity to travel the world and explore the different dance styles in different states. At the age of 12, Tamara moved to Indianapolis where she began training with Dance Magic. She attended Broad Ripple High School where she began her extensive study of ballet, jazz, and modern. During the summers of her college years, Tamara was a member of the WNBA Fever Inferno Hip Hop Squad for 4 years. She graduated from Purdue University with a degree in Communications and a minor in Dance. While at Purdue she was part of many dance organizations on campus- Jahari Dance Troupe, Purdue Repertory Dance Company, and nationally ranked Purdue Dance Team. After graduating from Purdue she attended a summer intensive camp in Chicago with Deeply Rooted Dance Production and shortly after she began dancing with Kenyetta Dance Company in Indianapolis. During her time as a Pacemate, she has had the privilege to attend Pro Action Dance for 3 yrs. Tamara is now an Administrative Assistant at McFarland School with IPS and in her 6th year as the head coach for the Marian University Dance Team. In her spare time she choreographs for different schools in Indiana and teaches dance class.