Born in Israel, Tafat began her ballet training at age 5 at Lifschitz’ Russian School. At age 10, her family moved to the U.S, where she trained with Minnesota Dance Theater under the tutelage of Loyce Houlton.
Adding Modern Dance, improvisation, and partnering to her repertoire, Tafat performed many classic works, original choreography by Loyce and Lise Houlton, and multiple roles in the Nutcracker Suite. Tafat also trained at Ballet Arts Minnesota and Zenon Dance working with Lirena Branitski, Bonnie Mathis, James Sewell, Danny Buraczeski, and Wynn Fricke.
At age 14, she auditioned for her “dream company” Alvin Ailey’s summer program, and got accepted despite their minimum age of 15. After college, Tafat returned to Israel and was a company member with Inbal Dance Theater, as well as danced in opera productions at The Israeli Opera. During that time she taught ballet technique to 14-18 year olds.
In the fall of 2016, Tafat joined the team at Northland School of Dance and is a Ballet Teacher for the Competitive Program.