Montreal native, Tanya Knights studied tap dance with master teacher, and showbiz legend Ethel 'Miss Swing' Bruneau. Fueled by passion for the dance and a natural entrepreneurial spirit, she co-founded her first tap dance company at age 21 called Dynamix Soles. Through the company she gained significant experience and success in producing, choreographing and directing. Through her leadership, Dynamix Soles performed often at corporate events, dance and music festivals in and around Montreal. In 2010, she moved to Austin, Texas and joined Tapestry Dance Company as a principle dancer under the artistic direction of Acia Gray. In 2013, after producing the Montreal Tap Dance Festival featuring Tap Master Arthur Duncan, she embarked on a self-produced teaching and performing tour of 10 countries in 100 days, called the Tap Love Tour. Tanya currently lives in Brampton, Ontario and is working on an ambitious recording project honoring 100 years of Thelonious Monk. Tanya's experience and love for tap dance is vast and she is thrilled to be a part of this year’s Lux Magna!