Tessa Buys has been teaching dance in the Sacramento area for over twenty years. Originally from Utah, she trained extensively in ballet, jazz, contemporary, hip hop, ballroom, tap, and acting with teachers including Derryl Yeager, Kim DelGrosso and Garth Peay. Pre-professionally Tessa toured the United States performing and competing, as well as spending time during her summers at prestigious Los Angeles studios. After relocating to the Sacramento area, Tessa began teaching in a variety of styles while dancing with the Ruth Rosenberg Dance Ensemble. Today, Tessa continues her dance education by attending teacher training programs across the country, most recently training with Joe Tremaine and Jackie Sleight. The mother of three boys and a girl, two of whom are dancers, as well, Tessa is passionate about teaching the youngest of dancers and is grateful for the opportunity to inspire a life-long love of dance in her students at NCDC.