Tawnia started her dance training with Giesel Smith at Stepping Out Performing Arts Studio in 1996, increasing her dance syllabus to also include Hip Hop and Lyrical. Tawnia auditioned in order to win her spot on the dance team which participated in competitions and merited countless high awards. She has also received additional training by attending many dance conventions.
While actively participating in recital productions and competitions, Tawnia became an Assistant Teacher for Stepping Out. Her pleasant personality and patient nature made it easy for her students of 3-5 year olds to adore her. She soon became an Instructor in 2001, conducting her own classes teaching all ages and levels of Tap, Ballet, Jazz, Hip Hop and Lyrical. Tawnia has worked with her own dance team that went on to compete in many events.