Creators Tony and Tia Palomino – an entertainment and acrobatic dream team – are lifelong champions of the arts, with decades of professional performance and teaching experience.
TONY started tap dancing at the age of 4, and boy are his feet tired. Tony’s talent for toe-tapping took him to NYC where he performed in the Broadway Revival of 42nd Street. He’s also performed with the New York City Opera and the New York Theatre Ballet, at venues including Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall. Locally, you may have seen his work with Portland Center Stage, Broadway Rose, Do Jump! Extremely Physical Theatre, and Tony Starlight.
Having semi-successfully, semi-retired from a career in the performing arts, Tony now spends his weekdays playing with computers as the Director of the Computer User Services department at Reed College, and his weekends teaching tap dance locally. So if you’re looking for a dancing, juggling, unicycling, singing, acrobatic, IT professional… look no further, Tony is your man.
TIA grew up training in dance, gymnastics, power tumbling and trampoline. As a professional, she has left her sweat-mark on many stages, trapezes and trampolines, performing and teaching with several aerial and dance companies, including Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, Do Jump Extremely Physical Theatre, Polaris Dance Theatre, POV Dance and SubRosa Dance Collective. As an instructor, Tia loves sharing her knowledge and experience with her students. She teaches a range of classes and styles to all ages, including dance, acrobatics, trampoline, and aerial arts.