Tammi Godinez is a native of Tampa. She began her training at an early age and was part of a competitive performing troupe that traveled as far as South America to entertain. While continuing to perform in local productions, Tammi studied dance at the University of South Florida and received her teaching certification through Dance Masters of America. Throughout her career as an instructor Tammi has trained under Masters in Ballet, Jazz, Tap and Modern. During her studies at the exclusive World Jazz Congress at Northwestern University in Chicago, Tammi had the privilege of intensive training with world-renowned artists such as Susan Quinn Williams, Joe Tremaine, Frank Hatchett, Gus Giordano and Chuck Davis, a well respected instructor of African Dance.
Under the tutelage of Mary Jo Scanio, she became the director/choreographer of a competitive performing company in 1993. As a qualified examiner for Dance Masters of America, Tammi now trains, prepares and examines new instructors into the Dance Masters organization. Tammi choreographs for Universal Movement and remains on the company board as an advisor. Tammi regularly attends the Chicago Human Rhythm Project where she studies with internationally known master teachers, performers and choreographers. Some of her many instructors included Lane Alexander, Van Porter and Sam Weber, who are amongst the most sought after rhythm and tap instructors throughout the United States.
Tammi continues to integrate her love for dance and children through enrichment programs at various preschools in the Tampa Bay.