Born and raised in Los Angeles and New Orleans, Tricia was exposed to dance and music at an early age. She grew up in a family who worked with and were luminaries in the entertainment industry. Her immersion in music started at the age of 3 when she started playing violin and started dancing Zulu, Mapouka African dance styles with her family. She later trained in tap, jazz, and ballet while continuing traditional African and African Diaspora dance styles.
Tricia moved to Europe to attend college, studying Aerospace Engineering, Math, and English. While completing her Bachelors and Masters degrees,
she taught tap, Zulu, and Mapouka in addition to traveling and dancing her way through Europe, the Caribbean, and Africa. She was often sourced to choreograph parades and dance at European music festivals.
She next taught high school and college math and English in the Netherlands before returning home to the United States in 2008 where she continued working as a high school educator.
Tricia began teaching dance fitness (Zumba) classes while continuing to dance Mapouka and twerk styles from New Orleans (New Orleans Bounce). She then put Boss Chick on the map in Seattle but wanted to take it to the next level and honor her New Orleans, Zulu and Mapouka heritage.
In 2019, Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan proclaimed May 25 — June 1 "Seattle Twerkshop Week."
Govenor Jay Inslee proclaimed June 1, 2019 New Orleans Bounce Day.
As featured in the Sunday Seattle Times in Pacific Northwest Magazine.
Also featured on Seattle's New Day Northwest King 5