Jimenez teaches ballet as a tool for self-mastery and says, "Mastery is less about ultimate control than it is about maximum flow."
Tai Jimenez joined Boston Conservatory as a ballet instructor in 2014.
Prior to teaching, she was a principal dancer with Dance Theatre of Harlem and a principal with Boston Ballet. She has appeared as a guest artist with New York City Ballet and other companies across the U.S.
Jimenez made her Broadway debut as Ivy Smith (Miss Turnstiles) in the revival of On the Town directed by George C. Wolfe. She originated the roles of Fran in Maria Irene Fornes' Letters from Cuba and Ysabel in Debbie Allen's Soul Possessed. She was a featured dancer at the Academy Awards, The Kennedy Center Honors, and in pop superstar Prince's concert video, "Rave unto the Year 2000". She has graced the cover of Pointe magazine and was profiled in Dance Teacher magazine. Her writing has appeared in Pointe and Dance Magazine. Jimenez writes a blog about life, dance, and spirituality at taijimenez.com. She has also taught at Harvard University, Phillips Academy in Andover, the Boston Arts Academy, Dance Theatre of Harlem School, Boston Ballet School, and others.