Tiffany Mori was born in Osaka, Japan where she began her training at the Soda Ballet School. After being awarded the silver medal at the National Ballet Competition in Japan, Ms. Mori traveled to the U.S. to complete her training at the Miami City Ballet School, under the direction of Edward Villella. Ms. Mori began her professional career with Tulsa Ballet and BalletMet Columbus, then proceeded to join the Saint Louis Ballet under the direction of Gen Horiuchi in 2009. As a leading artist of the company she has performed principal roles in full-length ballets including: Coppelia, Romeo and Juliet, Don Quixote, Nutcracker, and Sleeping Beauty, and has also starred in works by Twyla Tharp and George Balanchine. She has originated roles in world premieres created by Amy Seiwert, Brian Enos, Monique Meunier, Emery LeCrone, Francis Patrelle and Tom Gold, to name a few. Every summer, from 2011-2018, Ms. Mori was invited by Gen Horiuchi to dance in the Ballet for the Future Gala, performing in cities all over Japan. She was also asked by Tom Gold in 2018 to premiere his work in New York City, for Tom Gold Dance. While dancing, Ms. Mori obtained her degree in Chemistry and Mathematics from University of Missouri graduating magna cum laude. Pointe Magazine featured Ms. Mori in an article that depicted her ability to successfully balance her full-time career while earning her bachelors in their Oct. 2016 issue. She is delighted to be passing her knowledge down to students around the Saint Louis community and has been a faculty member at Center Of Creative Arts (COCA), Saint Louis Academy of Dance, and DK Dance Productions. Ms. Mori strives to provide a safe learning environment for her students in the classroom by being certified in Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED and YPAD (Youth Protection Advocates for Dance). Ms. Mori hopes students will gain the passion and joy of dance through their dedication and commitment in their class, and to utilize the tools they acquire to achieve and fulfill their goals.