Post graduation she moved to Los Angeles where she enrolled immediately at The Beverly Hills Playhouse and began working steadily in theatre, commercials, film, television and as a freelance writer. She is currently finishing her writers certificate at UCLA.
At the BHP for nearly twenty years, Tania was mentored by MIlton Katselas and was directed by him in many projects including his original play, FOUR, in 2004.
Some of her Los Angeles theatre performances include Juliet in the world premiere of The Porcini Test at The Promenade Playhouse, Cecilia in Hatful of Rain and Evelyn in Paddy Chayefsky’s The Tenth Man directed by Gene Reynolds (M*A*S*H, Hogan’s Heroes) The Skylight Theatre Company; Liesel in The Painter, the title role in Antigone; Anna in Four for Camelot Productions, all directed by Milton Katselas; and Lea in My Sister In This House at The McCadden Theatre.
T.V. and film credits include George Clooney’s Unscripted for HBO, E.R., The Profiler, The Bannen Way for Sony Pictures, and General Hospital on ABC. She lends her voice to lead primatologist Jane in the animated series Gorillaville for DreamWorks TV and can be seen regularly in commercials for Disney Parks, US Cellular, Time Warner, Honey Nut Cheerios and more.
Tania is passionate about reaching out to youth through the arts and participated in The Fulfillment Fund's Voices In Harmony program mentoring at-risk teens, and was a presenter for the National YoungArts Foundation. Volunteerism also includes giving her time to TAPs in Burbank, CA, a non-profit animal advocacy group.
Tania is currently living in Los Angeles with her husband Michael Yavnieli, an actor and teacher at the Playhouse, and their daughter Liat. She is thrilled to be teaching at her artistic home, the BHP; and is also a guest industry mentor specializing in acting for directors at The Acme Network.