Get to know them like never before. Jordan Frisbee He wants to take this opportunity to thank Tatiana for being such a great partner.
It hasn't always been a smooth ride, but it has been filled with so many memorable moments. He is so proud of the dancer and person that she is, and the great friendship they have formed.
Learn More Tatiana Mollmann Tatiana always dreamed of making an impact on people in a positive way and West Coast Swing gave her that opportunity. The life that they have experienced in this journey is a life that can't even be explained. She wants to Thank him for being the most amazing dance partner she could ever imagine and best friend she could ever have. His early years revolved around baseball, basketball and volleyball. As a young boy, Jordan was drawn to the entertainment field, and for a while, followed that dream.
He began dancing at age All it took was a pretty girl asking him if knew how to West Coast Swing, and Jordan was taking lessons. That pretty girl, Olivia Dasso, later became his first dance partner. He then had a successful partnership with Jessica Cox for three years. In , he formed a partnership with Tatiana, and the rest is history. Jordan graduated with honors from Lakewood High School and received a four year college scholarship from the Rotary Club of Long Beach.
During high school he played 3 years of volleyball which awarded him MVP Trophies. In January he was crowned "Mr. Lancer," an honor given to one male in his senior class of over 1, students. He has invested in a few properties in Austin, Texas and hopes to make this a second career.
Jordan is known for his smooth and effortless styling, signature moves, and innovative and unique choreography. His performance abilities have touched the hearts of audiences all over the world. He takes pride in expressing his love for the dance whenever he is on the floor.
He is a perfectionist and self-proclaimed "Workaholic. His hobbies include volleyball, scuba diving, body boarding, sports cars and seeing and experiencing the world.
He believes in living life to the fullest, and having no regrets. At age 3, Tatiana's mother enrolled her in ballet class. The classical approach did not suit her personality, and Tat's ballet career lasted only 10 days. At the suggestion of a dancer teacher, Tatiana switched to Gymnastics which proved a better fit for her boundless energy. She discovered West Coast Swing at age 11, and the unique and versatile dance form became the focal point of her life. She started competing with her very first dance partner, Parker Dearborn, in , and continued that partnership the following year.
Her next partner from to was Shiloh Warren. Then, in she began a partnership with Jordan Frisbee, and her dance career was changed forever. Tatiana studied at California State University Long Beach for 2 years, all the while dancing and traveling extensively. She enjoyed college, but loved dancing. Combining the two lifestyles became too difficult, so she put college aside to pursue life as a full time artist. Tatiana possesses the uncanny ability to land on her feet and choreograph on the fly.
Whether executing her famous one legged spins, or expressing complicated musical patterns with her body, her dancing can be described in one word… "Fearless! West Coast Swing, afforded Tatiana the opportunity to be creative in many areas.
Choreographing award winning routines with Jordan, designing their costumes from and learning new languages while on tour, are just a few of the many talents that developed along the way. She also loves painting, singing, enjoying life at the moment without regrets and bring out her Comedy side to make everyone laugh.
She also appeared in other films including "3 Ninja Kids" as a stunt double and "Polar Express". Tatiana always dreamed of making an impact on people in a positive way and West Coast Swing gave her that opportunity, as so did Jordan. She wants to Thank him for being the most amazing Dance Partner she could ever imagine and best friend she could ever have. This gave Tatiana the confindence to get more involved.
It wasn't long before they became close friends. In December , Jordan and Tatiana started dating. In November , their first year dancing together, they won the U. This routine has recently gone viral with over 19 million views. In , they danced to "Dirty Pop" by N'Sync and won their first year in the Classic Division, making them the youngest couple to win the U. Open in an adult division, both at 18 years of age. That record still stands today. Their new routine "Bei Mir" was a combination of blues, beat box, and lindy music, which started their reputation as "Risk Takers.
Unlike most relationships, these two broke up on Wednesday, but were teaching together on Friday. At the time, this was the last thing they wanted to be doing. Instead of being able to go their separate ways, they were practicing hours together for the U. Smiling on the outside, they were behind closed doors arguing non-stop.
One incident that eventually brought them closer was Tatiana breaking her foot 2 weeks before the U. They were unable to dance that year, and now had a new found goal — to come back stronger. It was debuted at Capital Swing in February , which presented the question, "should they take it through the U.
Open, or dance a new routine, which is the standard in the West Coast Swing community? This would start a new strategy for Jordan and Tatiana.
This routine went undefeated all year and won the US Open. The Following year, their "Pump it" Routine by the Black Eyed Peas was created with the goal of making West Coast Swing current, attracting the youth and appealing to the masses. This routine showcased the subtleties in their choregraphy and the impact it can have, along with the high energy sounds of Europe that they were hearing during their travels. Although this routine did not go undefeated, it won all but two events that year.
This was one of their favorite dancing experiences. At the end of , their new routine "How to Save A Life," by the Fray, was different than anything they had ever done. It wasn't just about the dance. It was about telling a story. Their goal in choreographing this routine was more than a standing ovation. They wanted to touch people in a different way for West Coast Swing. Three months later, at Capital , they had their 2nd performance right just days after their mentor and teacher, Wayne Bott passed away.
There were so many in tears, and this performance had more meaning than any before. That routine continued throughout the year undefeated, where they took it to the US Open in with the performance they had hoped for previously, winning 1st place. This exposure had Salsa Congresses from all over the world asking them to come to their event.
This was such an honor. They were later advised that their performance of "How to Save a Life" was the most viewed on this Russian channel, and it still stands today. Shortly after the Open, Jordan had unscheduled knee surgery. He woke up to the news that the complete surgery was performed and he would have at least a six month recovery.
The doctor went on to say that waiting for a later date could have been career ending. The hardest part was not knowing if he would be able to dance again.
It wasn't until June, , that he was allowed to return to dancing. Jordan and Tatiana made a new routine in mid - Muse and it was debuted at the French Open and received with thunderous applause. It was so great to be back! This was another new style routine for them. They were dancing to a rock and roll song and exploring a darker side in performance. They left France and competed and won with it at Grand Nationals in Atlanta.
It went down as many people's favorite routine, and a definite tear jerker at each performance. The applause was the loudest and longest they had ever received. This started a five year winning streak in the US Open Classic Division until they retired from competition in In arranging their music, this was the first time they used DJ software to adapt the song to the choreography they had in their mind. It opened up an idea that would help them in future routines, that if they couldn't find a song to express their ideas, they would create the music themselves.
Their new routine in was danced to "Somebody I used to Know". This was an extremely popular song, which Tatiana loved, while Jordan himself had fallen in love with the music style "Dub Step". Jordan knew this would become very popular commercially, as well as in the dance world, and felt there was a very small window, if ever, to compete with this style of music before it was overplayed.
Their compromise this year was dancing to Tatiana's favorite song to a Dub Step remix. The beauty of West Coast Swing is its ability to evolve and dance to so many styles of music. It was such a great feeling for them to relate to so many young people around the world dancing to a style of music that would have such commercial appeal. One style they had never tackled was an instrumental.