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Tania Long is a native of Baltimore, MD. She has been dancing since the age of 5; while beginning her formal dance training with Towson’s Children’s Dance Division at the age of 11. She joined Namyanka Performing Arts where she danced for the Lord and quickly became captain as she served there for eight years. She graduated from University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) with a BA in Dance in 2010. While there, she also had the opportunity to perform with Baltimore Dance Project, which is the resident company of UMBC, under the direction of Carol Hess and Doug Hamby.
Mrs. Long has had the pleasure of traveling to Canada for Ballet Creole’s Summer Dance Intensive; working with Patrick Parsons, Gabby Kamino, Debbie Wilson and Milton Myers. In 2009, Mrs. Long performed at the Kennedy Center with Shange Dance Productions. She has taught and danced throughout the state of Maryland through “Project REACH”, the outreach program of Baltimore Dance Project. She also started a dance program inside of Furley Recreation Center, Divine Dance Expressions, which over the years has grown from nine students to thirty-six. She operated there from 2009-2016. She recently received her MBA in Business Administration from North Central University.
She currently serves as the leader of the Anointed with Excellence Dancers at her church, Mount Pleasant Church and Ministries. Her wish is to change children’s lives through the art of dance and is committed to doing just that! Dimensions Dance Center was a life long dream that has now come true and she is looking forward to the growth of the dance family here.
Ms Jackie was born in Baltimore, MD. At an early age, Ms Jackie was very active all the time so at the age of 6 she began cheerleading. She loved everything about having cheer poms and thought she never wanted to let them go. After 7 years of cheering, she joined the Dance Team and her love for dance flourished. She eventually put her cheer poms down and changed her focus to dance! She danced on her school's dance team at Perry Hall High School. Furthering her dance education she continued to study in college with dance as her major. During this time, she had the opportunity to teach in Furley Recreation Center's Dance Program, Divine Dance Expressions, under the direct leadership of Mrs Tania. She has been with Dimensions Dance Center for three years where her love for the children and the art of dance grow each day. If she is not dancing, you will catch her writing, producing, directing shows and movies.