|Tatiana was born on February 1, 1983 in Santa Monica, CA. At age 3, Tatiana’s mother enrolled her in ballet class. The classical approach did not suit her personality, and Tatiana’s ballet career lasted only 10 days. At the suggestion of a dancer teacher, she switched to Gymnastics which proved a better fit for her boundless energy. She discovered West Coast Swing at age 11, and the unique and versatile dance form became the focal point of her life. She started competing with her very first dance partner, Parker Dearborn, in 1996, and continued that partnership the following year. Her next partner from 1998 to 1999 was Shiloh Warren. Then, in 2000 she began a partnership with Jordan Frisbee, and her dance career was changed forever.Tatiana possesses the uncanny ability to land on her feet and choreograph on the fly. Whether executing her famous one legged spins, or expressing complicated musical patterns with her body, her dancing can be described in one word… “Fearless!”
West Coast Swing affords Tatiana the opportunity to be creative in many areas. Choreographing award winning routines with Jordan, Designing their costumes, and learning new languages while on tour, are just a few of the many talents that developed along the way. She loves to sing and act. She appeared in several movies including “Love N’ Dancing,” acting along side Amy Smart and Tom Molloy.