Tiffany Rhynard is a dancer, educator, filmmaker, and activist. She firmly believes that the body is powerful, political, and that being confident in ones body is a bold action. She views teaching as an exchange and strives to create a community that respects, honors, and trusts the intelligence of the body. She has been training for over 25 years in modalities such as Pilates, Yoga, personal fitness, and Modern Dance. She holds a Pilates certification from PhysicalMind Institute, personal training certification from N.A.S.M. and an M.F.A in Dance from The Ohio State University. As a dance artist, she has created over 60 works for stage and screen. Her choreography, dance films, and documentaries have been presented nationwide and internationally receiving awards at festivals and from organizations such as the Southern Poverty Law Center. From 2008-2012 she directed her own dance company, Big APE, creating experimental performances in Middlebury, Vermont. She has taught dance, film, Pilates, and Yoga at colleges and universities throughout the country; she currently teaches dance at Enloe High School in Raleigh.