Tatiana Melendez trained at All American Dance Factory & Classical Ballet School in Tampa, FL. At 15, she was invited to join Houston Ballet Academy’s Professional Division on scholarship. Upon her graduation in 2017, Tatiana joined Texas Ballet Theater where she performed multiple roles including Clara in Ben Stevenson’s The Nutcracker, a Swan in Ben Stevenson’s Swan Lake, and was cast as a female lead in the premiere of Stevenson’s Matinü Pieces.
In 2018 she signed a contract to join Complexions Contemporary Ballet where she danced for 5 seasons touring nationally and internationally. As a company member with Complexions, she was part of multiple world premieres by Dwight Rhoden and the premier of Francesca Harper’s pas de deux, “System”.
Tatiana graced the cover of Pointe Magazine’s 2020 fall edition as well as being featured in Dance Teacher Magazine and Dance Spirit Magazine.
Tatiana has done guest performances around the world including performing the Snow and Sugar Plum pas de deux in Roma City Ballet company’s “The Nutcracker” & guest performing in the World Ballet Competition & Universal Ballet Competition Galas.
In 2021, Tatiana danced on national TV on CBS for the Kennedy Center Honors.
Tatiana is thrilled to begin her first season with Cincinnati Ballet.