Tosha is what’s known as a Unicorn here in Nashville. That’s because she was born and raised here. Which is a rarer and rarer find with each passing year.
She is a graduate of Hume-Fogg High school and trained at Bellevue Dance center until she left for college. She attended Oklahoma City University as a Dance Performance major, where she continued her study in Ballet, Tap, Jazz, and Musical Theater. During her time at OCU she was part of The American Spirit Dance Company, the OCU Rhythms, and the OCU Theatre Department. In addition to her college education, Tosha has also studied multiple styles privately in New York, Chicago, and beyond. She and her students still attend conventions in Nashville and across the U.S. to not only continue her craft as a dancer, but also in her continual pursuit of being a better teacher.
Tosha’s passion for performance has led to numerous stage productions, industrials, commercials, TV shows, music videos, and films throughout her career. Locally, she and her work have been seen at Nissan Stadium, The Ryman Auditorium, The Grand Ole Opry, and First Horizon Park to name a few.
Although her love of performing is eternal, Tosha felt called to be a dance teacher and choreographer. Before opening TMProductions and creating SUBSISTENCE, she returned as a teacher for Bellevue Dance Center and also taught for Belmont University, Lipscomb University, Vanderbilt University and an ever-growing list of acclaimed high school theatre and dance programs as well.
As a choreographer, her work has been seen on many stages across middle Tennessee. A short list includes: Nashville Repertory Theatre, Street Theatre Company, Gaslight Dinner Theatre, Circle Players, and the Larry Keaton Theatre.
Tosha’s experience and knowledge is sought by many. Including the faculty at Columbia State Community College, Centennial High School, Christ Presbyterian Academy, Father Ryan High School, Nolensville High School, Brentwood Academy, Chattanooga Christian, and the award-winning Ravenwood High School Musical Theatre Program.
In addition to her work here, she is a Teaching Artist for the Disney Musicals in Schools program through Tennessee Performing Arts Center, as well as a teacher for the Spotlight Awards, a subsidiary program of The Broadway League, the national industry trade association, dedicated to honoring the talents and educational endeavors of theatre students from across the nation.
Tosha is also a member of the Arts and Business Council as Creative Exchange Planning Committee Chair.