Tatyana Tenenbaum is a choreographer, composer and multimedia artist. She received her undergraduate degrees in Dance and Interdisciplinary Composition at Oberlin College & Conservatory of Music. She has collaborated with dancers Lucinda Segar, Hannah Verrill, Mara Poliak, and musicians Johnny Butler, Tom Arsenault, Zeljko McMullen, Doron Sadja, and Rafael Cohen, among others. Her work has been presented in New York by Cabinet Magazine, The Safe-T Gallery, Movement Research at the Judson Church, chashama, AUNTS, and Dance Conversations @ The Flea. Since 2007 she has curated “The Raw and the Cooked” series at The Tank; a forum for interdisciplinary improvisation. She has produced two full-length CDs and was a featured composer in the 2007 Midwest Composer’s Symposium. She was a 2002 recipient of the NFAA Arts Award in Music Composition.
Tatyana learned to dance from the inside out. In college she applied her study of 21st-century music composition to theories of embodiment. Assisted by patient teenagers at Deerfield Academy Summer Arts Camp (who agreed to participate in experiments in postmodern dance), she developed a model for dance-making over the course of five summers. She continues to be interested in intergenerational and mixed-ability dance. Her work explores the intersection of improvisation and composition in embodied states.