Tyler grew up in Mooresville, North Carolina. He attended a local dance studio, Lake Norman Dance Gallery, under the direction of Nikki Ritchie-Hensley, training there from age 7-18. While still in high school, Tyler performed with Kool and The Gang, under the direction of Chris Judd, as well as in many parades, showcases, flash mobs, and industrials. Tyler graduated from Point Park University in 2014 with a B.F.A. in Dance, concentration in Jazz. While attending Point Park, Tyler performed in multiple shows featuring many choreographers including Ron Tassone, Alan Hineline, Darrel Moultrie and many more. Post graduation Tyler was hired into Lehrer Dance, Buffalo’s only professional dance company. Lehrer Dance travels all over the world to share their passion for dance.
Tyler is humbled to be given such an amazing opportunity and career for the last 4 seasons. This is Tyler’s third year teaching at the David De Marie Dance Studio and he hopes to teach for many more to come.