TATIANA DESARDOUIN

 

Discipline:  House // Hip-Hop

Tatiana Desardouin is Dancer, Teacher, Choreographer and Organizer from Switzerland and originary from Haiti.

She won several competitions (in Switzerland, Italy, Denmark, Canada, France) and has also been sought out to give workshops and judge competitions in several countries such as Switzerland, USA, Canada, Italy, France, Austria, Peru, Japan, Sweden, Denmark, and Germany. She lately had the chance to perform at the Madison Square Garden in New York and the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia as a dancer for the known rock band "Arcade Fire".

Tatiana has been very involved in the growth and development of the Swiss hip-hop scene. She has been dancing for over 20 years and teaching for 13 years. She has been a hip-hop dance teacher in two Swiss contemporary dance companies,”L’Estuaire” and “Alias,” and now taught in several dance schools: Studio des Bains, and Centre de Formation Professionnelle des Arts Appliquées (CFPAA) for the contemporary dance branch in Geneva. With Loïc Dinga, she opened her own dance school in Geneva, Le Centre Hip-Hop. She is a member of the JAIA association with which she organizes dance camps, the JAIA Battle, House, Hip-Hop and Dancehall dance sessions “sweat your house” and “LES 5 SENS” (a party which combines different art forms that appeal the five senses and connect different artistic worlds through the clubbing culture). In 2012, she was one of the four dancers and creators of the “Continuum” hip-hop dance company, the first hip-hop dance company in Geneva.

Tatiana moved to New York in 2016, she is also now part of the legendary Rennie Harris Puremouvement Dance Company in Philadelphia. She has her dance company called “Passion Fruit” . They performed in theaters and festivals such as : Lehigh Valley dance festival, Summerstage / ladies of hip-hop festival 2017, Jacob's Pillow for the Inside/Out festival and the legendary Apollo Theater for the "Breakin' Convention" event.

Using her first influences: Afro-Haïtian dance, Tatiana continues to develop and grow in her dance. Amongst others, she specializes in Hip-hop and House Dance.

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