Tatiana Desardouin is Haitian-Swiss professional dancer, dance instructor, dance consultant, choreographer, organizer, curator, and lecturer with a master ‘s degree as adult educator and a bachelor’s degree in Psychology (University of Geneva). Tatiana won several competitions and is invited to give workshops and judge competitions around the world. Tatiana has been teaching, mentoring, and contributing to the Swiss dance 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. As a guest artist and adjunct professor, she taught in universities such as Harvard University, the American University, The 5 colleges, and Springfield College and is currently an adjunct professor at Hunter College. Tatiana has been 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, Ladies of Hip-Hop festival, 92NY, The Guggenheim/Works & Process organization, the Lincoln Center, Mass Moca, BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn, and abroad in Canada and Switzerland. Tatiana was selected as one of Dance Magazine‘s 2020 “25 to Watch,” featured in The New Yorker and Harper’s Bazaar in 2021, and was awarded by the Vilcek Foundation Prizes for Creative Promise in Dance in 2022. She has been a member of Nefer Global Movement collective since 2018 and LayeRhythm Experiment Company since 2019.
FB: Passion Fruit Dance Company
Class: Hip-Hop & Housedance
Photo by Lauriane Ogay