BIOGRAPHY

Tatiana is Haitian-swiss professional dancer, dance instructor, dance consultant, choreographer, organizer, curator, Lecturer with a Master degree as adult educator and a Bachelor in Psychology (University of Geneva). Tatiana won several competitions and is invited to give workshops and judge competitions around the world.

Very passionate and very involved in the growth of the swiss hip-hop scene, she has been teaching, mentoring and contributing to the community expansion since 2005, through her own dance school “Le Centre Hip-Hop” and a non-profit “JAIA”. 

She developed her own teaching method called "Technique Within Your Groove". She was a former teacher at EXPG NYC (2016-2020). As a guest artist and adjunct professor she taught in universities such as Harvard University, the American University, The 5 colleges, Springfield College and currently is an adjunct professor at Hunter College. Tatiana is a member of the 92NY's faculty since 2022.
 

She is the director and choreographer of Passion Fruit Dance Company, a street dance theater and educational company, which she founded in 2016. She performed with her company in places such as at The Apollo Theater, Summerstage, Jacob's Pillow, the New Victory Theater, BAAD!Theater, Pregones theater, Ladies of Hip-Hop festival, Joe's Pub, 92NY, The Guggenheim/Works & Process organization, the Lincoln Center, Mass Moca, BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn and abroad (Canada and Switzerland). 

Tatiana was selected as one of Dance Magazine's 2020 “25 to Watch”, featured in the New Yorker magazine for the "Goings on about town" in 2021, Harper's Bazaar in 2021 and was awarded by the Vilcek Foundation Prizes for Creative Promise in Dance 2022.

She is a member of Nefer Global Movement collective since 2018, LayeRhythm Experiment Company since 2019.

 

CLASS DESCRIPTION

The classes will include introduction to hip-hop & house culture, drills, foundations, and incorporate some variations and freestyle exercises using those foundations as a basis. They will learn how to connect movements with music, tools for creativity and individuality. 

 

They will also learn through Tatiana’s teaching method called "Technique Within Your Groove". This method allows for more freedom in one’s musicality, freestyle and  to incorporate technical tools without losing the groove. This method also pushes the dancers to develop their coordination,  rhythm and polyrhythm. 

 

The class will also include conversations where the students will be introduced to “An Introspective Seed”, which is a series of question for an introspective anti-racist work.

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