Tara grew up in Danville, VA. She began taking dance at the age of four and progressed to a dance instructor by high school. She continued taking and teaching dance through her college career. She received her bachelor’s degree at Meredith College and her master’s degree in social work at Virginia Commonwealth University. She began taking Zumba in 2014 and fell in love with the Latin dance moves, music and the many health benefits. She became a certified Zumba instructor in 2015 and enjoys helping others meet their fitness goals through dance and the party-like atmosphere that Zumba offers. If not teaching Zumba, you can find her taking Zumba classes. Tara resides in Midlothian with her husband, Will, and two children, Cole and Josie.