“Miss Tiana” began taking ballet classes at the age of 7 at a local recreational center in Southern California. It didn’t take long for her to realize she had found her calling.
By the age of 9, she was enrolled in the Imperial School of Russian Ballet. While there, she progressed rapidly, ultimately becoming the youngest dancer in history to join the Taggart Ballet Theatre Company. Shortly thereafter, she began an apprenticeship at the California Riverside Ballet, where she continued to perfect her skills as a dancer.
Eventually, her talents drew her to the East Coast, when she was accepted on a full scholarship to a summer program at the Pennsylvania Ballet School in 1995. It only took a few short months for her instructors to realize they had found something special in Juarez-Noecker. She was among the select few who were asked to stay for an invitation-only year-long program, again on a full scholarship.
In her time at the Pennsylvania Ballet School, she performed at the Academy of Music in Philadelphia with the Pennsylvania Ballet. Her studies continued well after graduation, and in 1999, she studied under the direction of Alaine Hubert, Magalie Messac, Anthony Edwards, and the Ballet Master and Mistress of the American Ballet Theatre in New York.
While with ABT, she was selected from hundreds of her fellow dancers to perform the solo role of Grisi in “Pas de Quatre” at the Detroit Opera House. After achieving this magnificent honor, Juarez-Noecker was able to share her great achievements in her very own book, The Pointe Shoe Manual.
Juarez-Noecker’s captivating book provides a step-by-step, how-to picture guide for everything a dancer should know about their Pointe shoes. The book is a way to help all dancers – new and “not so new” – work their way towards pointe. Writing this book became Juarez-Noecker’s passion for quite some time, and all of her focus and energy went towards writing and publishing all that she had learned in her years as a dancer.
Juarez-Noecker knew that her extensive knowledge had to be shared beyond her book. She has been teaching Ballet, Pointe, master classes, workshops, and has choreographed pieces for competitions and recitals in the Tri-State area since 2007. Her continued efforts to encourage dancers to be informed about their pointe shoes has led her to created The Pointe Shoe Manual Workshop, as well as a Stretch & Strength Workshop series.
When she’s not imparting her knowledge on eager students, she can be found judging the Groove National Talent Competition, for which she has served as judge since 2012.
We are thrilled to welcome such a wonderfully talented dancer and instructor to our team. Our dancers can’t wait to learn everything Miss Tiana has to offer!