Rosanna Tavarez

Visiting Lecturer in Dance

Department: Dance
Office Address: Richardson Dance Studio
Personal Website:
Rosanna Tavarez

Academic History

BFA- University of Michigan

MFA- Ohio State University

Adjunct Faculty at CalState LA & Studio School

Areas of Expertise

Countertechnique, Choreography, Dance History, Classical Ballet, Contemporary Ballet, Latin Social Dance, Yoga, Anatomy & Injury Prevention

Personal Interests

Social Argentine tango, hiking, travel, dog lover


Rosanna Tavarez has a diverse background as a performer/entertainer and has had the honor of working with Marina Ambramovic, Ryan Heffington, Travis Payne, Tony Michaels, Rosanna Gamson/Worldwide and Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre. She also toured with N’SYNC and Jessica Simpson as one-fifth of the girl group Eden’s Crush and covered the Emmys, Grammys and Oscars in addition to hosting her own shows, as a television personality for FOX, E!, TVGuide Network, and Telemundo/NBC.
She was selected to attend the Countertechnique Teacher Training program in 2016, and is now one of seven certified American Countertechnique Teachers. For the past two years, she’s had the pleasure of sharing the practice of Countertechnique throughout the U.S. She is on faculty at Studio School and CalState LA and creates her own work under the moniker LA DANSA DANSA. Her works have been supported by ARC grant from the Center for Cultural Innovation, UCLA Hothouse Residency and Show Box LA and presented by REDCAT, Highways Performance Space, Breaking Ground Dance Festival, Sarasota Contemporary Dance and the LA Department of Cultural Affair’s LA Dance Platform.

Courses Taught

Contemporary Ballet & Countertechnique