Tara Jade Leach

Training and Honors

Tara began her formal ballet training with the San Francisco Ballet School under the direction of Helgi Tomasson and Contra Costa Ballet under Richard Cammack and Zola Dishong. From there, she was taught by numerous instructors including Yoira Esquival-Brito, Pascale Leroy, Charles Anderson, Katarina Wester, Santa Clara Ballet director Josefa Villanueva-Reyes, and Arnold Chao.

In 2015, she started her professional ballet career in the Philippines with Ballet Manila under the direction of Lisa Macuja-Elizalde and Osias Barroso as a company artist. One year later, Tara joined PBT in May 2016 as a company artist. Continuing her 4th season with the company, Tara looks forward to a bright future with PBT.


With PBT, Tara performed various important roles in PBT’s 30th - 33rd season. Many productions include “The Nutcracker”, “The Great Classics”, Gener Caringal’s “Pilipino Komiks”, “Filipino Masterpieces”, “La Bayadere”, and “The Merry Widow”. Just recently Tara performed as one of the “Winter Fairies” in Ron Jaynario’s debut production of “Cinderella” last season.