Tambre Leighn

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Tambre Leighn's passion for dance began at the early age of five when she first took up ballet.  One year later, at the direction of her teacher, she took to the ice to build up her leg strength and never looked back.  Tambre spent the next decade training on ice, particularly accelerating in ice dancing and mastered Foxtrot, Swing, Argentine Tango, Paso Doble, Rhumba, Viennese Waltz, American Waltz and more.  At the age of eighteen, she was hired on the spot at an audition for Ice Follies/Holiday On Ice and was awarded a year long contract.  After a year on tour, she returned to school and was accepted into York University's renowned dance program in Toronto, Ontario.  A knee injury ended her dance studies and Tambre went on to become a film major, ultimately receiving a Master of Communication Arts. 

During the course of her eduction, she produced two short films involving dance and figure skating and won the prestigious Canadian Broadcasting Corporation's Telefest Award for Best Experimental Video.  After losing her husband to cancer, Tambre took up salsa dancing, her first partner dance off-ice, as part of her healing process.  Tambre went on to learn other dances including Mambo, Hustle, Cha Cha, West Coast Swing and more.  Less than a year ago, she had the honor of becoming Ron Parker's performance partner in Argentine Tango.  A published author and certified professional coach, Tambre notes, "I write to remember and I dance to forget."  She is grateful for the many gifts and lessons being a dancer has generated but even more so the opportunity to live her passion both on and off the dance floor daily.