Tanner Fant

Tanner Fant
Major: Dance, Psychology
Hometown: Starkville, MS
Class: Senior
Team: Social Media/Online

Tanner Fant is a Mississippi native, who devotes her life to dance, advocacy for the arts and inclusion, and Whataburger honey butter chicken biscuits. While pursuing her studies, Tanner is also traveling the southeast as a pageant coach, dance instructor, and choreographer. At the Capstone, she has become a company member and soloist in Alabama Repertory Dance Theatre, as well as a dancer and choreographer in Dance Alabama. She is the co-director of Dance Alabama Film Festival and active in her sorority and throughout campus. Tanner is a member of Cardinal Key, Golden Key, Carl E. Elliott Society, Omicron Delta Kappa, and Mortar Board honor societies. She was awarded Outstanding Sophomore by the College of Arts and Sciences and Department of Theatre and Dance and had her choreography published in the Marr’s Field Journal. This summer, Tanner was named 1st runner up to Miss Mississippi and awarded the Quality of Life Award for her work with her platform, Let’s All Dance. Let’s All Dance began in Starkville 7 years ago as a dance class for children with unique abilities. Let’s All Dance has made its way to Tuscaloosa with the goal to create unity and inclusion through celebrating participants’ individuality. Through her story of adoption, Tanner has partnered with Palmer Home for Children to launch empoWEr: a program that provides young women the tools to confidently pursue their goals and empower other women to do the same.

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