Tatiana Melendez began competing in competitions and performing at conventions when she was 8 years old. She attended many conventions including NYCDA where she was named first runner-up at the NYCDA Nationals in 2012 and 2014. Tatiana also competed at the World Ballet Competition in 2011, where she won gold medal. She also won 1st place silver medal at WBC in 2013. Eventually, she became drawn to ballet and made it her main focus. Tatiana currently attends Houston Ballet Academy's year round program in the Professional Division where she joined in August of 2015. Fun Fact: Tatiana was actually a Disney model until the age of 9 when she decided to focus on dance!