Tasha began her character work whilst at the Legat school where it was a strong part of the co-curricular studies there. Right from the start she had a natural flair and love for the the different rhythms, passion and the stylized characteristics that represent these traditional folk dances and much of her work incorporates these elements in her teaching today.
Character dance is an integral part to much of the classical ballet repertoire and is often neglected in todays vocational training for dancers. Popular character dance adaptations for ballet include the national dances of Hungary, Russia, Poland, Italy and Spain: czárdás, mazurka, tarantella, flamenco, gypsy etc.
It is necessary to recognise the importance of character work as it aids a dancer greatly to be more versatile as it develops a deeper connection to the assists of rhythm, timing and passion that come with any interpretation of work.