Tam started teaching barre fitness classes in 2008. Her first movement teacher was her mom, who showed her how to waltz and cha-cha. Later, she studied classical ballet at San Francisco Ballet School. Her most influential teachers there included Irina Jacobson, Christine Bering, and Christopher Boatwright. After a corporate career experiment, Tam focused on becoming a teacher. She brings an eye for alignment, clarity of instruction, and supportive assists to create a personalized experience for each person in class.

When Tam is not teaching, she enjoys reading, traveling with her partner, and catching up on comedies while cuddling with her cat, Tina Fey.