Jordan Frisbee was born on August 10, 1983 in Los Angeles, California. 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 appeared in Jerry Maguire, The Wedding Singer, Space Jam, Party of Five, and Baywatch, as well as principal parts in Toy Story and walgreens commercials. He began dancing at age 11. 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. During that partnership, they were the youngest couple to win a NASDE event in the Showcase Division. In 2000, he formed a partnership with Tatiana, and the rest is history.
Jordan Graduated with honors from Lakewood High School and received a four year scholarship from the Rotary Club of Long Beach. During his high school years he played 3 years of volleyball which awarded him MVP Trophies. In Janary 2001 he was crowned "Mr. Lancer," an honor given to one male in his senior class of over 1,000 students. Jordan majored in Business and Entrepreneurship during his college years. He followed up with extensive classes in Real Estate Investing, as well as Loans and Finance. 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." Always the professional, the community sees him as a responsible person, and role model to the youth
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.
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 and rewarding moments. He is so proud of the dancer and person that she is, and the great friendship they have formed.
Tatiana was born on February 1, 1983 in Santa Monica, CA, to a Russian/Italian Mother and German Father. 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 1996, and continued that partnership the following year. Her next partner from 1998 to 1999 was Shiloh Warren. Then, in 2000 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 soon 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!"
This hobby, West Coast Swing, afforded Tatiana the opportunity to be creative in many areas. Choreographing award winning routines with Jordan, Designing their costumes, and learning new languages while on tour, are just a few of the many talents that developed along the way. She loves to sing and act. She appeared in several movies including "3 Ninja Kids" as a stunt double, "Polar Express" and most recently "Love N' Dancing," acting along side Amy Smart and Tom Molloy.
Jordan and Tatiana met at the age of 12 at the Worlds Swing Dance Championships in 1995. Tatiana had to be coaxed into doing her first Jack & Jill, where she drew Jordan, and they won against 8 junior couples. This gave Tatiana the confindence to get more involved. It wasn't long before they became close friends.
in December 1998, Jordan & Tatiana started dating. in November 2000, their first year dancing together, they won the U.S. Open Young Adult Division dancing to "I'm Outta Love" by Anastasia.
In 2001, they dance to "Dirty Pop" by N'Sync and won the Classic Division making them the youngest couple to win the U.S. Open in an adult division, both at 18 years of age.
In July 2002, they appeared on Fox tv's 30 Seconds to Fame and won $25,000. One year later they appeared twice on CBS Tv's Star Search. Their new routine "Bei Mir" was a combination of blues, beat box, and lindy music, which started their reputation as "Risk Takers." While choreographing this routine, Jordan & Tatiana broke up after 3 1/2 years. 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.S. Open. Smiling on the outside, they were behind closed doors arguing non-stop. Thankfully, they kept working through it. One incident that broke them closer was Tatiana breaking her foot 2 weeks before the 2003 U.S. Open. They were unable to dance that year, and now had a new found goal – to come back stronger than ever.
Their 2004 routine, "Waiting for You," by Seal started a winning streak that continued for 3-1/2 years straight. It was debuted at Capital Swing in February 2004, which presented the question, "should they take it through the open, or dance a new routine, which is the standard in the West Coast Swing community?" Going against the grain, they finished the year off undefeated all year with this seasoned routine and won the U.S. Open. This would start a new stradegy for Jordan & Tatiana. This year they were also featured as Motion Capture Dancers in the Warner Brothers move, "The Polar Express."
In 2005 they appeared twice and Won "Greatest Dance Couple in America." Their 2005 Routine "Baby What You Want Me To Do," by Etta James, allowed them to go back to the roots of West Coast Swing and the "Blues" music they started with. This is their most watched routine on YouTube, with almost 500,000 views. This routine went undefeated all year and won the US Open.
The Following year, their 2006 "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. "Pump it" was a crowd favorite all around the world, and it was used by the Producers of the movie "Love N' Dancing" to showcase West Coast Swing as their opening pitch. This routine went undefeated all year and won the US Open.
In 2007, their "Sexy Plexi" Routine by Jack Johnson was mixed with "Love Don't Let Me Go" by David Guetta. 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 year they also acted and danced in the movie "Love N' Dancing" starring Amy Smart and Tom Molloy. This was one of their favorite dancing experiences.
At the end of 2007, 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 than West Coast Swing had ever done. In their debut at the 2007 US Open, tey had their first major mistake on the US Open Floor. People were still moved by the performance, and recognized the potential of the routine they had witnessed, but Jordan & Tatiana were crushed that it wasn't showcased in the way it was meant to be. That following year, at Capital 2008, They had their 2nd performance.
Jordan & Tatiana have been Partners since 2000, and are multiple US open Champions, Grand National Champions, and Classic Division Champions. Their TV and movie appearances inclue 30 Seconds to Fame, Star Search, Good Morning America, The Polar Express, and Love N' Dancing. They have earned a great reputation teaching all over the world as Certified Teachers for GSDTA.
Jordan Frisbee & Tatiana Mollmann have been a successful partnership for nine years. They are 11-Time US Open Champions, 6-time NASDE Champions, and Multi-Grand National Champions, as well as dominating the Classic Division throughout the past 6 years. At the UCWDC World's event they were given the Star Award for the Couple with the Most Impact on Swing, and Jordan won Best Swing Choreographer. They have won Swing Couple of the Year for 5 years straight on the web site: www.usaswingdance.net
Jordan & Tatiana have won Fox TV's "30 Seconds to Fame," appeared twice on CBS TV's "Star Search," danced in the motion picture "the Polar Express," won "America's Best Dance Couple" on ABC TV's "Good Morning America," and had speaking roles and danced in the movie "Love N' Dancing."
They Travel 47 out of 52 weekends per year, competing and teaching packed workshops all across the USA and Internationally. They are Certified Teachers in the Golden State Dance Teacher's Association.