Tatiana Jakubowski, RAD RTS: Classical Ballet Instructor

Tatiana Jakubowski

Tatiana was born and raised in Richmond, BC. She is a graduate of the Richmond Academy of
Dance’s Professional Program where she trained for fifteen years in classical ballet, Vaganova
and RAD techniques, tap, jazz, lyrical, modern, contemporary, acting, musical theatre, and
She has studied with internationally acclaimed pedagogues including Veronica Tennant, Diane
van Schoor, Edmund Stripe, Susan Toumine, Karin Averty, Mercedez Bernardez, Jonathon
Kane, Derick Grant, Michelle Dorrance, Harold Cromer, and Randy Skinner. Tatiana’s ballet
repertoire includes soloist, and corps de ballet roles in much of the classical repertoire including
The Nutcracker, Swan Lake, Romeo and Juliet, The Sleeping Beauty, A Midsummer Night’s
Dream, and Coppelia.
Tatiana’s keen interest in child development and experience in support roles with children with
disabilities, led to obtaining a BAH (Psychology) from Queen’s University where she also
became Director of Queen’s Dance Club, Canada’s largest student-run organization. There, she
began her teaching journey, managed 30 faculty members, and produced performances involving
over 600 dancers.
A strong believer that teachers are lifelong students, Tatiana constantly furthers her own
education and training. She has achieved Registered Teacher Status with the Royal Academy of
Dance after completing the Certificate in Ballet Teaching Studies in 2017. She is trained in Mat
and Reformer Pilates through Balanced Body and most recently attained her Progressing Ballet
Technique Certification.
Tatiana is proud to be back at the Richmond Academy of Dance as a faculty member where she
has prepared dancers for their RAD Examinations, choreographed numerous award-winning
pieces, and implemented the Adult Ballet program. She is known for inspiring her dancers in an
energetic environment and her focused, technical approach to classical ballet. Tatiana’s greatest
motivation is sharing the joy of dance and movement with individuals of all ages and abilities.

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