• Birthday: December 12th
  • Nickname(s): T, Little T, Tay Tay, and Malibu
  • Hometown: Sunrise, FL
  • Occupation: Pre-school teacher and dance teacher
  • Alma mater: Florida State University
  • Years: 4th Year


    • Name: Taryn
    • An interesting fact no one really knows about me: I'm very clumsy, my family calls me "Daisy Disaster".
    • Aside from dancing, my ideal job would be: A homicide detective
    • Birthday: December 12th
    • Complete this sentence "10 years ago I was...": Busy with school, cheerleading, and dancing competitively
    • Do you have any nicknames? If so, what?:T, Little T, Tar Tar, Malibu Barbie
    • During the off season I . . . : Relax, spend time with friends and family, vacation, teach dance and take dance classes.
    • Hometown: Sunrise, FL
    • If you looked in my trunk you would find: A bag of "just in case" clothes, including a bathing suit, I'm always ready for anything spontaneous!
    • If you were a superhero what would your super power be: Teleportation
    • In five years I see myself . . . : Settled and starting a family while owning my own dance studio.
    • My advice to young dancers: Always work hard and never give up!
    • My dance icon is: Mia Michaels
    • My friends would say my best quality is: My consistent high level of energy.
    • My most memorable moment as a HEAT Dancer? The moment we won the NBA Championship!
    • Name something you would only do once in your lifetime: Get married
    • Occupation: Pre-school teacher and dance teacher
    • One thing I can't live without: My planner
    • People would never believe that I accomplished . . . : Staying awake and on my feet for 36 hours straight at FSU's Dance Marathon to raise money for the Children's Miracle Network.
    • Quote to live by: "Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass, it's about learning to dance in the rain"
    • What are your hobbies?: Spending time with family and friends, traveling, going to the beach, rhinestoning, and scrapbooking.
    • What book are you reading now?: The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
    • What is your alma mater? Florida State University
    • What is your background/nationality?: German, Irish, and English
    • What is your biggest pet peeve?: When someone mumbles the wrong lyrics softly over the music
    • What is your dream vacation?: Fiji or Bora Bora, a tropical paradise
    • What is your favorite food?: Sushi
    • What is your favorite holiday?: Christmas
    • What is your favorite movie?: Dirty Dancing
    • What is your favorite song?: David Guetta ft. Afrojack - "Louder Than Words"
    • What is your favorite type of music?: House
    • What place would you like to visit?: Greece
    • What's your guilty pleasure: Reality TV
    • Who is your hero: My grandma
    • Why did you choose to be a Miami HEAT Dancer?: I chose to audition to be a Miami HEAT dancer because I love to perform. I wanted to dance and to be a part of the best dance team in the NBA.
    • Years on the Squad: 4th year

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    HEAT Dancers Aqua Girl Performance (Part 2)

    The Miami HEAT Dancers perform at the 2015 Aqua Girl “Aqualicious” Pool Party at the National Hotel in South Beach
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    HEAT Dancers Aqua Girl Performance (Part 2)

    The Miami HEAT Dancers perform at the 2015 Aqua Girl “Aqualicious” Pool Party at the National Hotel in South Beach
    May 18, 2015  |  01:21

    HEAT Dancers Aqua Girl Performance (Part 1)

    The Miami HEAT Dancers perform at the 2015 Aqua Girl “Aqualicious” Pool Party at the National Hotel in South Beach
    May 18, 2015  |  01:10

    HEAT Dancers Perform: March 9th (Part 2)

    Miami HEAT Dancers perform during a time out on March 9th
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    HEAT Dancers Perform: March 9th (Part 1)

    Miami HEAT Dancers perform during a time out on March 9th
    Mar 10, 2015  |  01:36

    Behind the Scenes of the Dancer Poster Shoot

    HEATv documents The Miami HEAT Dancers' shooting of the 2015 poster
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