DIRECTOR | OWNER:  Tessa Neuhoefel



Tessa has been a part of the Dance Industry & Competitive World as an Award-Winning Choreographer and Instructor. Her innovative concepts, passion and love for dance  has allowed her the opportunity to create The Dance Rage Dance Competition. 

Starting dance at age 6, Tessa grew as a Dancer and danced Competitively throughout Ontario. She has extensive training in Tap, Jazz, Lyrical, Musical Theatre, Ballet & Hiphop. Introducing herself as a Competitive Dance Instructor, her students successfully received many Scholarships, Top Scores and Professional Opportunities. Tessa has Choreographed for Walt Disney World's Magic Music Days, endless Community Productions, Events and High School Curriculums in Ontario. Tessa has also been exposed as a Dancer in Music Videos & many local events and as an Adjudicator for Ontario Dance Competitions.

To further be proficient in her Dance Education, Tessa is a proud Certified Member of Dance Masters of America and the Professional Adjudicators Alliance.

Tessa is constantly inspired from the talent brought by the dancers who hit the TDR Stage, the ever growing Dance World, and her role as Owner + Director of The Dance Rage Dance Competition. She continues to educate herself by attending Workshops, Seminars & Conventions across North America.

Tessa lives on creativity and passion. She encourages every dancer to trust in themselves, express their emotions with every breath, and strive to reach their potential. She urges dancers to take advantage of every stage as an outlet to exude and share with the Audience & Judges how beautiful the Art of Dance is.


TDR is more than just a Dance Competition. We offer Intensive programs. All dancers are invited to spend the day/weekend with Professional Choreographers to learn different styles, Meet new friends and Seek Professional Opportunities which can lead them into the industry

* Scholarships are available during our Competitive Season

*TDR has been a proud Partner with Team Canada Dance


Our Pay it Forward system "Rage Wage" is a great tool to Encourage and Promote Studio Spirit and Respect for all Dancers and Studios.  We believe in supporting each other and learning from one another. Our stage is a safe place which allows dancers to confidently express themselves and kindness is pretty gangster!


TDR is committed to make every competition as exciting as the next. We promise every family, studio and dancer that joins the rage, an explosion of fun, positive atmosphere and memories that will last a lifetime.

Release Your Rage and see why TDR is the most exclusive competition in Canada!