Tatiana Balashova is an emerging filmmaker from Vancouver, Canada, who was born and grew up in Russia. Having a background in photography and languages her true passion lies in filmmaking and dance. She has been an Argentine tango dancer for more than 7 years and is recognized as a tango DJ, instructor and organizer.
Tatiana had a chance to try her hand in short (student) dance films within the frames of several dance film-making festivals in Russia (one of these student dance films, Vertical Tango, was part of the Liquid Bodies Program at the Moving Pictures Festival of Dance in Toronto, Canada (October 2003). Tatiana has recently graduated from the Documentary Production Program at Langara College (Vancouver, BC) and is currently editing her second short documentary film – a 10-minute portrait film Monica about an immigrant from Romania who is a dentist by day and a tango dancer/ teacher/ organizer by night.
Tatiana is planning to work on diverse documentary projects (topics: culture, human rights, immigration, psychology, arts, nature, travelling, science, sports, experimental and others), as well as short films, dance films and music videos. Having a diploma in art therapy Tatiana is also interested in exploring the possibilities of video and filmmaking in the use for video and cinema therapy, storytelling within the frames of recovery programs/personal and group therapy. Apart from project of her own, she is open to collaboration with other filmmakers as a cinematographer and editor.