Tara Iacobucci

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Creative Director / Elite Company Director

With over thirty years of experience, Tara is well versed in various styles of dance, both as a performer and an educator/choreographer.  A convention kid, Tara later switched her focus solely to her ballet training. She quickly landed the role of Clara in Festival Ballet's “The Nutcracker", and went on to dance a wide variety of roles in this ballet, as well as many others such as Les Sylphides, Sleeping Beauty, Dracula, Swan Lake, Firebird, and A Midsummer Night's Dream. In 2001, Tara signed professionally with Festival Ballet Providence under the direction of Mihailo Djuric.  Since then, Tara has become an esteemed educator and choreographer, traveling to many studios, festivals and conventions. She finds her home with the Talent Factory, having been here since its first day back in 2004. She has helped to develop and implement their pre-professional training program, along the way allowing for many outside opportunities to be had by the dancers. She is an adjudicator and convention teacher throughout several tours within the industry, loving to be able to travel and spread her passion, knowledge and energy even further. Tara holds credits on film for both Curtain Call Costumes and independent projects, a couple receiving coverage in Dance Teacher Magazine as well as Dance Spirit Magazine.  Tara strives to continuously push the boundaries that surround her movement, concepts and accolades, while always incorporating a great level of interpretation, inspiration, honesty and diversity.  Her students and choreography are repeatedly recognized with Highest Overall Scores, Choreography Awards, Convention & College Scholarships, even Regional and National Titles!  You can learn even more about Tara by visiting her website, www.taramariechoreography.com


The Talent Factory Reviews

Hi Dana,

I just wanted to tell you what a great experience I had observing this week!! 

Backing up a bit, when we were carefully selecting which studio we were moving to, Taylor participated in a camp week last summer (2012).   Even though you were in a temporary studio, the atmosphere was exactly what I hoped it would be.  Everyone was so friendly and truly passionate about dance. It was fun and serious at the same time. We were hooked. 


Last year she grew so much as a dancer thanks to the dedication of you and your staff. I felt like she was so far behind other dancers of her age when she started. Although she still has so much to learn, I am amazed at how far she has come. Not only has her skill improved but her love of dance is immeasurable. I can't thank you all enough, especially Miss Keryn, who has totally transformed my little girl. 


So, to my point, this is my first time ever observing classes. I can't tell you how much this week affirmed my choice to become a part of TFDC. The classes were very professional, organized and effective.  But what I knew in my heart, I finally saw with my own eyes. Every teacher was so passionate and really cares about every student.  Their energy and enthusiasm was so intense that I wanted to dance!! Lol. Miss Tara, Miss Keryn, Miss Kayla & yourself are truly special people. 

I'm so glad I finally took the time to sit in on classes and was able to feel the pure joy that she does for dance. What an amazing program and we are thrilled to be a part of it all. Thank you for all you do. 

Thank YOU. The hard work, talent and caring you and your staff put into everything you do is apparent and appreciated. Looking forward to next year's show! -June
Dana: Thank you for doing such a great job. You are really very gifted at your art. You push the kids to reach their best during the year and then are so supportive during the recital. You are complete grace under pressure. Enjoy some relaxation -Amy
THANK YOU for all your hard work in putting together yet ANOTHER fab recital. It's really so amazing to watch it all come together so "professionally"! -Cathy
The show was extremely professional and ran so smoothly it was amazing. I credit you and thank you for providing a wonderful experience for our family.
Thank you for all that you and your staff do! Talent factory is such a great place for to grow up and we feel so lucky. Thank you for all you offer our daughters.