Meet Taryn Lancaster
Theatre & Dance Instructor
Hailing from Northeast Ohio, Taryn started dancing at the age of 3 and hasn’t stopped since. At a little dance studio on the corner of a corn field, her teacher and mentor instilled in her a love and appreciation of musical theatre. Taryn set her eye on the Big Apple after studying on scholarship at the Joffrey Ballet and Broadway Dance Center, and after graduating from Oklahoma City University with a Bachelor of Performing Arts in Dance performance, she set off for NYC with just two duffels of dance shoes and a dream.
Ironically, her first professional job brought her back to Akron, OH where she played Rita in Thoroughly Modern Millie and was a swing in West Side Story at Carousel Dinner Theatre. From there, she toured China and South Korea in 42nd street, performed in The Music Man and Cabaret at Arizona Broadway Theatre (in the summer…it was hot!), and danced and sang in White Christmas in St. Paul, Minnesota (in the winter…it was cold!). Only a few hundred auditions later (or was it a few thousand?), and she found herself performing at the Marquis Theatre in Times Square in White Christmas on Broadway — a dream come true!
Since then, Taryn has been in a movie (How Do You Write a Joe Sherman Song? on Amazon Prime), got married, taught lots of dance classes, judged some dance competitions, became a mom (3 times!), and couldn’t be more excited to be here at Sublimelight! More than anything, she wants to share her experience, training, perspective and passion with her students so that they can feel prepared and confident, whether they are a “dancer who sings”, an “actor who moves”, or anything in between.