Empowered to Praise is a ministry with the goal of empowering dancers in the body of Christ to excel in releasing the gift of dance for the glory of God.
Empowered to Praise is led by Mrs. Tanya L. Perez. Tanya experienced the call to dance in January 2000 when God began stirring up a desire within her to become an instrument for releasing His Glory. At this time she began to dance at her local church and assisted the dance leader with teaching others about dance ministry.
Tanya's 20 years of dance experience began in ballet at the age of 3 and continued on until age 11. She was involved in dance teams for 6 years throughout junior high and high school holding leadership positions for 4 years. In college, she was a member of the dance team for 3 years holding leadership positions for 2 years.
Tanya has experience training adults and children in basic dance technique, flags, and choreography. She began leading a dance team at her local church (Legacy Church) in San Antonio, Texas in 2007. She is currently pursuing a dance ministry teaching certification through Dancing for Him Ministries. She currently resides in San Antonio, Texas with her husband, Juan Lino, and daughter Alyssa Marie.