Davenport School of the Arts
 Dance Department

Meet Mrs. Tinamarie Carlow

This is Mrs. Carlow’s 20th year at DSA and her 32nd year as a Dance Educator. Originally from Queens, New York, she is a Graduate of Talent Unlimited H.S in NYC, where she was a member of their Alexander Touring Company for four years. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Dance from Adelphi University in Garden City, NY. After graduating, Mrs. Carlow performed for Walt Disney World Entertainment for eight years and was one of their Seasonal Staging Specialists for Parades and Shows. Mrs. Carlow has performed for the United Nations in NYC, National Commercials, MTV TV Pilot Show and Hard Rock Live, just to name a few. 

She was an adjudicator for New York Festival of Dance and a teacher at Macy’s “Tap O Mania” in NYC. She has taught in numerous dance studios in New York and Florida. She was a member of the FDEO (Florida Dance Education Organization) and was the chapter sponsor for the Junior National Honors Society for Dance. Her choreography has been showcased around NYC and Florida as well as winning numerous awards at Star Power and Tremaine Dance competitions. Many of her students have gone on to dance at Harrison School for the Arts and in colleges/universities earning their B.A/ B.F.A in dance, as well as dancing professionally and owning their own studios. 

She was the choreographer for DSA’s productions of “The Wizard of Oz”, “You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown”, “Oliver”, “Peter Pan”, “The Little Mermaid”, “Beauty and the Beast” and “Mary Poppins”. In 2021 she was the choreographer for the back to school commercial for Eye Specialist of Mid Florida.                    Mrs. Carlow instructs all levels 6-8th grade in Ballet, Modern, Contemporary, Jazz and Tap.

Mrs. Carlow believes in the foundation of traditional dance training and how it develops the whole dancer. 

Mrs. Carlow is loving, tough, fair and encourages the dancers to become the best dancer/version of themselves. She believes in hard work, positive affirmations and the understanding that the discipline that they receive in the arts can be applied towards all life skills. Communication and respect between parents and teachers is also the key to student success.

She owns a home-based business as a Mary Kay Independent Beauty Consultant teaching skin care and color cosmetics to teens and adults. She just recently started Tenacotta Crafts, which  is a crafting business where she creates paper quilling designs, terracotta pots, mandala dot artwork and much more.                Mrs. Carlow’s Faith and Family unity is extremely important to her. She has a wonderful husband and amazing 11-year-old twins!!

Mrs. Carlow is excited to challenge the dancers and continue to take them to the next level.

“What each dancer puts in, is what they will get out”