I met Tatiana at the Marquee Academy of Performing Arts where she teaches dance classes. I was there to take jumping photos with some of the students and invited her to take part as well.
We had a beautiful jump for joy photo session that quickly became a deeply moving experience for both of us. Sometimes jumping up and opening your heart, along with the intention of sharing joy can have a profound effect on people.
After one or two jumps, Tatiana had a release of emotional energy, and tears flowed in response to seeing how amazing she looks in the photos. It was beautiful to witness her express her emotions so freely. Tatiana’s fluid emotional energy comes through in her photos as well.
Get to know a little more about Tatiana:
Q: What inspires you to jump for joy?
A: Being around genuine people knowing that love is the answer and fulfilling my destiny.
Q: How was your experience doing the jumping photos?
A: Before the shoot I was feeling vulnerable and depressed. During the shoot and after I had a breakthrough of healing that allowed my spirit to unconditionally love myself.
Q: How do you describe the feeling of joy?
A: The feeling of joy to me is like seeing a child smile for the first time. Joy has impacted my life in a healing way.
Q: What is your greatest passion in life?
A: My greatest passions are helping children love themselves, loving others, spiritually guiding people and dancing because it sets my soul free.
Q: How do you feel about being part of a collaborative community project that promotes joy?
A: I feel really ecstatic because I hope that it triggers other people’s joy.
Q: If you could do anything in the world, what would it be?
A: It would be to wake people up from societies oppressors and to be a spiritual leader because I don’t want people living in lies, I want to set them free.
Q: What are you working on?
A: I’m working on a spiritual class for children.
Q: Mini bio or something special you want to share.
A: I am from Cathedral City California. I have been dancing since the age of four and I can’t seem to leave it, it brings me true joy of self expression. I am also a witch which scares most people because they don’t understand that. To me, a witch through my eyes is a healer and lover.
Thank you for opening your heart and sharing your joy Tatiana.
Thank you to the Palm Springs Cultural Center inviting me to be your first Artist in residence and bringing the Jump for Joy Photo Project to the Coachella Valley.
If you live in the Coachella Valley and would like more info on the project, or would like to take part, email us: firstname.lastname@example.org