About Taryn

Born and raised in Fresno, CA, Taryn began dancing at age 2 and her road to competitive gymnastics at age 4. At the tender age of 7 she was attending adult dance classes and became an undefeated dance soloist at every dance competition and convention she attended. Taryn was just 9 years old when she graced the stage of Ed McMahon’s Star Search talent competition and became the only dance “soloist” to have ever made the show. She stole the heart of judges and audiences alike capturing 7 wins and ultimately taking away the 1993 season title of Junior Dance Grand Champion. More>

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“The Summer Art Academy in Agoura Hills was lucky to have Taryn Francis teach Dance, Gymnastics, Cheer and Musical Theater workshops from the summer of 2013 to the present. Taryn directly worked with children ages 5-11 years old, and directed support staff ages 12- 25 years old. As the Site Director, I can honestly say that she was one of the best instructors that I have ever worked with. More>