Tatiana Hassan, Colombian Artist, dancer, teacher and choreographer, started
dancing at the age of three, exploring a wide spectrum of dance styles such as
ballet, Jazz, tap, modern, salsa, and tango. Interested in music, painting, writing
and acting from a very young age, she started developing skills in all these
artistic areas. She moved to Paris to study at the Ecolle professionnelle de danse
Rick Odums where she graduated with a degree in jazz dance pedagogy.
Throughout the program, Tatiana worked closely with renowned master
teachers such as Matt Mattox, Donald McKayle, Chet Walker among many others.
During her 10 years in Paris, she taught jazz dance in various schools for all
levels and ages and worked as a performer for theater
and dance companies such as Synopsie directed by Cathy Grouet. She was
awarded a scholarship for the Jacob's Pillow dance festival in 2003. She interned
for Chet Walker's and Ricky Pashkus' dance company in Argentina before going
back to Colombia to direct the Jazz dance department at MISI, one of Colombia's
most prestigious musical theater Schools and company. She performed in the
Spanish version of 'Oliver!', in the original Colombian musicals 'Tributo a Michael
Jackson' and 'La mas grande historia Jamas cantada' (The most Amazing Story
Ever Sung). In 2012 the latter was performed in the Rose Theater at Lincoln
center in New York. In 2012 she is enrolled in the MFA dance program at
Temple University where she had a teaching assistantship as Jazz instructor and graduated in 2015 with a Master's degree in Choreography. During her time in the USA she was invited to perform for Kun Yang Lin’s dance company in the piece
“Be/longing, Light and Shadow” with her choreographic solo “I am light”. She worked with Jillian Harris in a multi media instalation "Invasion" and collaborated with "Invisible river as choreographer for Invisible River 2015 and Beck Epoch in 2016. In 2017she was professor at Javeriana University in Bogota Colombia teaching Jazz and Musical theater. She did a certification as Cuban Salsa Instructor.
She is currently living in Victoria B.C. Canada and teaching workshops in Cuban Salsa and other styles.
She has been working as a Mandala Artist for the past couple years as a way of approaching art in a spiritual manner. In 2016 she created the jewelry brand Faeroe and has been developing beautiful hand made collections since.