Tatiana was born on February 1, 1983 in Santa Monica, CA, to a Russian/Italian Mother and German Father. At age 3, Tatiana's mother enrolled her in ballet class. The classical approach did not suit her personality, and Tat's ballet career lasted only 10 days. At the suggestion of a dance teacher, Tatiana 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. He next partner from 1998 to 1999 was Shiloh Warren. Then, in 2000 she began a partnership with Jordan Frisbee, an her dance career was changed forever.
Tatiana studied at California State University Long Beach for 2 years, all the while dancing and traveling extensively. She enjoyed college, but loved dancing. Combining the two lifestyles soon became too difficult, so she put college aside to pursue her life as a full time artist.
Known for her innovation and athleticism, 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 afforded 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 one of the many talents that developed along the way. She loves to sing and act. She appeared in several movies including "3 Ninja Kids" as a stunt double, "Polar Express" and most recently "Love N' Dancing," acting along side Amy Smart and Tom Malloy. Tatiana loved to make people laugh, and dreams of one day appearing on the TV show "Saturday Night Live".
In spite of her success, friends and co-workers know Tatiana for her humility and endless good nature. She is thankful for what life has given her and never stops trying to make people laugh and enjoy life. Through the ups and downs, Jordan has remained a positive and strong presence in her life.
She is thankful for her friendship, and maintains a deep respect for his integrity and hard work both on and off the dance floor.