Tahirih Madelaine Silcock

  • tahirih.silcock@pdx.edu
  • 208-420-9087

My Credentials

  • BA in Psychology

Tahirih Madelaine Silcock

Nia Green Belt Teacher
Portland, Oregon, United States


I started dancing Nia in 2011 and I have to say it has increased the quality of my life by quantum leaps! It didn't take me long to know that this would be more than a source of self-healing; it would be a professional calling. I did my White Belt training in 2012 and it was, no doubt, a magical and sacred experience. My mentor and trainer, Britta Von Tagen of Boise, Idaho, encouraged me to work with her teaching Nia to kids. Teaching Nia for kids is a truly inspiring experience. I wish that I knew about Nia when I was young! What a gift it is to share The Joy of Movement to preschool age children. Not only does it encourage freedom of expression and joyful play, it is the start of  beautiful relationship with the body:)

I have been involved in the fine arts for over 20 years.I have experience in straight theatre, musical theatre, singing, and dance (including jazz, hip hop, and ballet). I believe that all these art forms have just been prepping me to be the dynamic and energetic teacher my students deserve. I've taught Nia for Kids Classes at The International School and Atkinson Elementary in Portland, Oregon. These classes focused on learning some of the Nia 52 Moves, Nia 5 Stages of Self Healing, and other activities to encourage self-expression. It is so important for kids to be involved in Nia and to allow them to cultivate a healthy relationship with their bodies from the very beginning!

It is also my apiration to combine Nia with a dance/ movement therapy counseling practice.

Come dance with me in this journey called life!

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My Locations

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Dance With Joy Studios
7981 SE 17th Ave, Portland, OR, United States
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