Tatiana was born in California, but has lived in Lubbock since age four. She was enrolled in dance when she was three years old in an effort to overcome shyness. Tatiana started her training in Lubbock at Briercroft Academy of Dance with Janis Geddes, where she took dance for two years. She then continued her training at Lubbock Fine Arts under Diane McElwrath. Under the instruction of Lubbock Fine Arts, Tatiana won Teen Miss Dance for Dance Masters of America Chapter 35 for 2003 and again for 2005. She has won numerous awards with Dance Masters of America and Showstoppers, receiving high awards in solo and duet. She also had the pleasure of attending the DMA National Convention in Las Vegas and Nashville. Tatiana chose to attend O.L. Slaton Junior High so that she could participate in the dance troupe and theater department. She was a member of the O.L. Slaton Dance Troupe for two years.
She performed in Guys and Dolls, Anything Goes, and Once Upon a Mattress as a chorus member and dancer. In 2005, Tatiana enrolled at Ballet Lubbock to improve her ballet technique. After auditioning for Yvonne Racz, she was placed in the highest level at Ballet Lubbock. Through Ballet Lubbock, Tatiana had the opportunity to audition for ballet workshops. Her summer workshops included Kansas City Ballet in 2006. Tatiana was a member of the Lubbock High Pom Squad her sophomore and junior year, where she had the pleasure of attending the Marching Auxiliaries camp and competition. Her senior year of high school, she devoted her time to the Ballet Lubbock Company. As a member of the Ballet Lubbock Company, Tatiana had the privilege to perform for Regional Dance America, choreograph for performances, and mentor younger dancers. Tatiana taught ballet and jazz at Ballet Lubbock for numerous years. She has taught at numerous community centers and the Hub Performing Arts School, as well.
The summer after graduating high school, Tatiana performed with Lubbock Moonlight Musicals in the production of Music Man. Tatiana went on to continue her education in dance at Texas Tech University. While attending Texas Tech, Tatiana was a member of the TTU Dance Company and the dance honor society Chi Tau Epsilon. Tatiana had the pleasure of attending the American College Dance Festival her Freshman and Junior year. Her work, “Family Portrait”, was performed at ACDF in 2011 and was one of the ten pieces selected to perform in the Gala Performance. Tatiana was the Ballet 1 Teaching Assistant at TTU her senior year. In December 2012, Tatiana received her BFA in Dance and BA in Accounting. Tatiana’s passion is teaching ballet. She is incredibly excited to be a part of Revolution Elite Dance’s staff and hopes she can spread her love of ballet to her students.