Tatyana Tenenbaum is a choreographer and composer who spent her childhood writing musical plays in Western Massachusetts while visiting her grandfather’s Broadway shows in New York. Based in Brooklyn since 2007, her work explores the phenomenal space of the singing body and its capacity to hold and shape American folkloric narrative, trauma and transformation.
Tatyana is a 2017-2018 Movement Research Artist-in-Residence. Her original work has been commissioned and presented by The Chocolate Factory Theater, Danspace Project, Brooklyn Studios for Dance, Temple University, Dance Theater Workshop Fresh Tracks, Center for Performance Research, Roulette Intermedium, Panopoly Performance Laboratory, The Watermill Center and AUNTS, among others. She has been an artist-in-residence at Pieter PASD (LA), The Field (NYC) and Espacio Ambimental (Bogotá, Colombia). She has received additional support from the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, the Brooklyn Arts Council, National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts, and the Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grant. She attended Oberlin College & Conservatory of Music, where she received dual degrees in dance and music composition.
She has performed and collaborated with Yoshiko Chuma and the School of Hard Knocks, Daria Fain and Robert Kocik, Jennifer Monson, Levi Gonzalez, Emily Johnson/CATALYST, Hadar Ahuvia, and numerous peers. She is currently studying with Cantonese opera artist Andy Luo, working with Luo and lily bo shapiro on a forthcoming collaboration for 2019. As a curator and community activist Tatyana co-organized teaching platform CLASSCLASSCLASS (2011-2016) and was a founding organizer for Brooklyn Studios for Dance (2015-16). More recently, she was a participant Urban Bush Women’s 2017 Summer Leadership Institute (SLI).