Owner and Artistic Director
Tamara Smola, Owner and Director of Central City Dance, has been educating students since 1986.
In 2006, Tamara
was awarded the "Canton Community Supporter Award" for her
continued support within the Community and in 2004, she
was nominated for the prestigious Athena Award, acknowledging business-women who have made a difference within the community.
She is a former member of the Downriver Ballet Company and is an active member of the Cecchetti Council of America - Professional Ballet Syllabus.
Many of Tamara's students hold State and National awards and have performed for the Detroit Piston's
, Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines
, American Cancer Society
, Canton Chamber of Commerce
and the Rock Financial Showplace
to name a few.
Mrs. Smola has also taught at Eastern Michigan University & Oakland Community College.
Many of Tamara's students continue to dance with prestigious universities and professional dance companies.
Students love her
high-energy classes and passionate choreography.
In addition to her
busy schedule Mrs. Smola
also finds time to travel and judge for the competition circuit.
Ms. Ashley Amann has enjoyed dance since the age of three, and has been dancing under the instruction of Tamara
and Tim Smola since that time.
Ms. AJ Sharp has been dancing under the instruction of Tamara Smola
and Tim Smola and has worked with many talented choreographers such as Joel Hall, Amy Marshall, Laurie Eisenhower and most recently at the Broadway Dance Center
in New York studying with Mia Michaels, Shane Sparks, Mandy Moore, and Wade Robson.