Tosha Marie | Choreographer & Co-Director
Tosha was born and raised here in Nashville where she trained at the Bellevue Dance Center, but left after graduating from Hume-Fogg. She went to Oklahoma City University as a Dance Performance major, and while in Oklahoma, she studied Ballet, Tap, Jazz, and Musical Theater intensively, and was part of The American Spirit Dance Company, the hip hop and step team OCU Rhythms, and the OCU Theatre Department. She has also studied multiple styles of dance in New York, Chicago, and Nashville, and continues to go to conventions to not only continue to work on her craft as a dancer, but to continuously study how to be a better teacher.
Tosha has a passion for performance and has been dancing, singing, and acting since the age of 5 on stage and screen. She has been in numerous stage productions, industrials, commercials, TV shows, music videos, and films throughout her career. She has been blessed to be able to perform at the Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Rocketown, The End, Nashville Shores, Nissan Stadium, The Ryman Auditorium, The Grand Ole Opry, and many other great local theaters in Nashville and Oklahoma City. She just became a dancer for the Nashville Sounds baseball team!
Although she enjoys performing, Tosha feels called to be a dance teacher and choreographer. She started as an assistant teacher at The Bellevue Dance Center and has now been teaching dance for 12 years. You may have seen her critically acclaimed choreography for Pull-Tight Players, Gaslight Dinner Theatre, Larry Keeton Theatre, Circle Players Theatre, Street Theatre Company, and Murfreesboro Center for the Arts. She has taught at Belmont University, Vanderbilt University, Lipscomb University, Columbia State Community College, Centennial High School, Christ Presbyterian Academy, Father Ryan High School, Nolensville High School, Brentwood Academy and is the choreographer for the award-winning Ravenwood High School Musical Theatre Program.
She has recently stepped into the role of Director and has directed "You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown" for CoPlayers Theatre. Next on her directorial slate is A Chorus Line for Circle Players Theatre. She is currently teaching dance at Street Theatre Company! Check her out on www.tmpchoreography.com