Tiffany Hedman of Fresno, California began her dance training with Margaret Hord at Severance School of Dance. At age 12 she began attending San Francisco Ballet School under Lola de Avila and Irina Jacobson and by age 13 she was awarded and endowment for the continuation of her studies. Hedman continued training at Boston Ballet School and became a member of Boston Ballet II in 2002. She danced at Miami City Ballet for four seasons from 2004-2008 before joining Boston Ballet as a member of the corps de ballet in 2008. In 2010 she was promoted to second soloist and in 2012 to soloist.
Hedman's Boston Ballet repertoire includes Mikko Nissinen’s Swan Lake and The Nutcracker; Sir Frederick Ashton’s La Fille mal gardée, John Cranko’s Onegin, Maina Gielgud’s Giselle, Rudolf Nureyev’s Don Quixote, Florence Clerc after Marius Petipa’s La Bayadere, Marius Petipa’s The Sleeping Beauty, Rudy van Dantzig and John Cranko’s Romeo and Juliet, Harald Lander’s Etudes; Pino Alosa’s Paquita, George Balanchine’s Jewels, Symphony in 3 Movements, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Theme and Variations, Stars and Stripes, La Valse, Ballo della Regina, Divertimento No 15, and The Four Temperaments, James Kudelka’s Cinderella, Jiri Kylián’s Petite Mort, Bella Figura and Falling Angels, Willam Forsythe’s The Second Detail, Jorma Elo’s Brake The Eyes, Lost By Last, Carmen, and the world premiere of Jorma Elo’s Sharp Side of Dark.
Featured roles include Nissinen’s The Nutcracker (Snow Queen and Dew Drop), Balanchine’s Emeralds (2nd Principal), Coppélia (Dawn), The Four Temperaments (3rd Theme and Choleric), Symphony in 3 Movements (Turning Girl), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Lovers), Divertimento No. 15 (Variation #4), Ballo della Regina (soloist), Diamonds (soloist), Petipa’s The Sleeping Beauty (pas de trois),Jorma Elo’s Carmen (Mercedes), Nureyev’s Don Quixote (Friends), Clerc’s La Bayadere (1st Variation in Shades), and Jiri Kylian’s Bella Figura.
Hedman’s Miami City Ballet repertoire includes numerous works by Balanchine including Agon, Raymonda, Divertimento #15, Symphony in 3, Symphony in C, Ballet Imperial, Stars and Stripes, The Nutcracker, Donzetti Variations, Serenade, La Sourse, Jewels, La Sonnambula, Western Symhony, Stravinki's Violin Concerto, and Ballo della Regina. Hedman also danced Twyla Tharp’s Push Comes to Shove, Paul Taylor’s Piazolla Caldera, and Antony Tudor’s Lilac Garden.
Pavel Gurevich and Tiffany Hedman in Petite Mort by Rosalie O'Connor.