Dancer Profile: Tinaiya
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About Tinaiya:

  • Hometown: Lompoc, California 
  • Nickname: Naya
  • Occupation: Esthetician 
  • Tenure: 4th Year


  • TV Show: Queen Sugar 
  • Movie: Dreamgirls
  • Book: When and Where I Enter by Paula Giddings
  • App: Instagram 
  • Food: Krispy Kreme Donuts 
  • Music: Neo Soul and R&B
  • Place to visit: Any place tropical & beachy
  • Celtics Player: Kevin Garnett

Fun Facts:

What is the best thing about being a Celtics dancer?

The lifelong friendships that you form. It really is a sisterhood.

What is your favorite quote to live by?

"If you are always trying to be normal you will never know how amazing you can be." -Maya Angelou

What 3 words best describe you?

Smart. Sassy. Goofy. 

What is one thing on your bucket list you'd like to accomplish?

To become a celebrity make up artist. 

If you were a superhero what would your super power be?

I wish I had telekinesis like Jean Grey!

What is your greatest achievement? 

Graduating from college and becoming a professional dancer. It's what I said I was going to do since I was 12 years old.

What are your game day rituals and routines?

I start every game day with a nice big breakfast and listen to my favorite songs while I do my make up.

What is your biggest guilty pleasure?

Krispy Kreme Donuts and Bravo TV shows.

During your free time, what are your favorite hobbies? 

I love cozy nights in with a Classic black and white movie.

What is the best thing about Boston fans? 

Boston fans are die-hard! They support their team no matter what. 

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