Posted Tue, July 8, 2014 6:00pm IST

TJ is one of the six wild card entries, who is battling for her position in JDJ this weekend

Well for those who don’t follow So You Think You Can Dance, BollywoodLife is here to give you an update on who Tara-Jean Popowich is and what she does.


TJ hails from Canada originally but has now moved to Los Angeles in California. She loves travelling and is currently in India.


TJ began dancing when she was just three. She has been dancing, modeling and doing gymnastics since childhood.

Indian Connection

After learning several dance forms, the actor-dancer started training in Bollywood dancing under the wings of Shiamak Davar. In May 2014, Tara-Jean was part of Shiamak’s Summer Intensive Dance Workshop held in Delhi.

TJ has also worked with the Slumdog Millionaire choreographer Longinus Fernandes during her So You Think You Can Dance stint.

Tara-Jean is also a close friend of dancer-choreographer Lauren Gottileb. In fact, Lauren has been showing Tara around Mumbai and the delicacies it offers, ever since she landed here.

Claim to Fame

Tara-Jean is the winner of the popular dance reality show, So You Think You Can Dance Canada (2008). Besides dancing, Tara-Jean choreographs, hosts, acts and also teaches dancing. TJ has also been a part of movies like Heart of Dance (2013) and Crave (2012)

Dance Form

Among all the styles she has learnt, TJ is most comfortable in the contemporary dance form.

BollywoodLife wishes the dancer the best and hope she makes it to Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 7 as the wild card entrant.