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Donna Marie's School Of Dance

Donna Marie Tagarelli


 Donna Marie's School of Dance is opening for it's 40th year! Donna Marie and her team look forward to meeting new dancers and welcoming back their dance family. 

      Donna Marie studied under many of the finest artists and teachers in their field. Training in Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Hawaiian, Tahitian, Maori, Belly, and Flamenco.  Donna Marie has an extensive performance resume, as an ensemble performer, and a featured entertainer. She is a former Moroccan Village Belly Dancer and jazz dancer in Mark Wilson's Magic Fantasy at Busch Gardens. Donna Marie is well known for her performances throughout Florida. She has appeared in magazines, billboards, brochures, commercials, television shows, and was showcased as a featured solo artist at top resorts, and performance venues.

Teaching dance is a passion, and Donna Marie keeps her students moving forward with enthusiasm sharing fresh, fun choreography each year.  

Noelani Tagarelli

Naturally graceful, Noelani is an expert dancer, teacher, choreographer and, entertainer. Raised in the dance arts from the time she was born, Noelani is Donna Marie's daughter! Her background in dance includes Hawaiian, Tahitian, Maori, Ballet, Tap, and Jazz. Noelani is a featured entertainer throughout Florida and is the artistic director of two dance companies presented through Donna Marie's School of Dance. The Royal Polynesian Revue and The Veiled Visions Belly Dance Revue. These dance companies have been delighting audiences for 40 years. Noelani is a graduate of USF. 

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Charlotte Tinsley

Teacher, choreographer, and performer, Charlotte Tinsley has danced with Donna Marie for 38 years! She is the co-founder of The Royal Polynesian Revue and The Veiled Visions Belly Dance Revue at Donna Marie's School of Dance. Charlotte's dance life began at an early age and included studies in Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Hawaiian, Tahitian, and Maori. Charlotte has performed in numerous dance revues and as a  featured solo artist.  Her clear and concise way of presenting dance makes her a favorite teacher at Donna Marie's. 

Katie Selby

 Katie Selby has a patient and kind nature that makes her a favorite teacher at Donna Marie's. Hawaiian, Tahitian and Belly Dance have been her focus for seven years and she happily shares her love of dance with our younger students. Katie performs with The Royal Polynesian Revue, and is a student at St. Pete College.

Ariel Lewis

 Ariel Lewis has studied with Donna Marie for eleven years. She is a performer in The Royal Polynesian Revue and each week she shares her love of dance with our students of Hawaiian, Tahitian, and Belly Dance. Ariel is a current student of USF. 

R.J. Latherow

R.J. Latherow has studied classical guitar for over 27 years. When he bought his youngest daughter an ukulele for her Hula class, he did not realize that her was about to fall in love with the guitar's cooler, smaller cousin. Since that time R.J. has been teaching and sharing ukulele at Donna Marie's.