Born in Steubenville, Ohio and raised in Los Angeles, Tina has performed professionally in film, television, and stage productions throughout the US. She has toured nationally with Broadway shows and peformed at such venues as The Dorothy Chandler Pavilion (LA), The Fifth Avenue Theatre (Seattle), Caesar's Palace (Las Vegas), Drury Lane South (Chicago), and Civic Theatre (San Diego). Career highlights include national tours and regional productions of "A Chorus Line" (Diana Morales), The Rhythm Kings Jazz Orchestra starring the legendary Cab Calloway (Featured Tap Dancer), "Company" (Kathy), and "Cabaret" (featured Kit Kat Girl). Additionally, she was honored to have been one of the many tap dancers in the movie "Tap" starring Gregory Hines and Sammy Davis Jr. Currently, Tina shares the producing/writing and directorship of her cabaret company, Fried by Five, with her dear friend DJ Gommels.
A graduate of UC Berkeley, Tina has been teaching and choreographing dance and musical theatre for over 20 years. She has been on the faculty of many fine performing arts conservatories throughout the United States including the Washington Academy of Performing Arts (Musical Theatre Department Head), Seattle Children's Theatre, and the Beverly Arts Center (Chicago). Additionally, she has been a guest teacher at the Boston Ballet, Civic Theatre (Indianapolis), Anderson University, Cornish College of the Arts (Seattle), Volee Dance (San Francisco) and several Puget Sound school districts and performing arts high schools in Washington State.
Choreography credits include The Actors Theatre of Indiana, Canada's Symphony of Dance, Civic Light Opera (Seattle), Woodinville Repertory Theatre (Washington), and numerous high school musicals. In 2006 she shared the honor of winning Seattle's Fifth Avenue's Best High School Musical Theatre Award for her choreography in the musical "Good News" at Woodinville High School. Tina is immensely proud of her many students who are pursuing careers of their own in musical theatre/dance, and remains committed to sharing her love and knowledge of this art form with the next generation of performers. Tina is a member of the theatrical unions Actors Equity Association, The Screen Actors Guild ,and The American Federation of Television Radio Artists.