Tiana grew up in Colorado Springs, CO where she performed and studied ballet at Colorado Ballet Society, among other studios. She started her formal dance education at Pikes Peak Community College under Stephanie Kobes-Newcomb. She performed with High Altitude Dance Ensemble (HADE) for four semesters. After completing her Associates in Dance in spring of 2015, she attended Colorado State University (CSU) for her B.A. in Dance and B.S. in Health and Exercise Science: Health Promotion. She learned the complexity of choreography and the human body, modern technique, ballet technique, and modern and ballet pedagogy. She also enjoyed dancing in the Ballet Reparatory Ensemble in which she was the first soloist in “Pas De Trois Des Odalisque” from the Le Corsaire Suite adapted by Madeline Harvey.
Tiana continued her journey with internships under Lisa Morgan at the Education in Motion Seminar and, later, under Emily Herrin at Colorado Ballet in the Education and Community Engagement department. After her graduation from CSU in spring of 2019, she coached girls with Girls in the Spotlight to empower girls in public speaking, movement, and creativity. She also taught beginning ballet at Canyon Concert Ballet in Fort Collins before moving down to Denver. She is excited to come back to Colorado Ballet as a Teaching Artist to share the joy of dance!