Originally from Memphis, Tennessee, Tatum trained at the Ballet Memphis School under Janet Parke. Tatum continued her training at Butler University, receiving a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance Performance, and graduating cum laude with departmental honors. While at Butler, Tatum performed notable roles in The Nutcracker, Paquita, La Vivandiere, Sleeping Beauty, and Paul Taylor’s Piazzolla Caldera. Tatum joined Fort Wayne Ballet for its 2019-2020 season, and enjoyed the opportunity to perform in Gerald Arpino’s Italian Suite, Edward Stierle’s Empyrean Dances, and Tracy Tritz’s Finding Meaning. Tatum is eager to be dancing with Fort Wayne Ballet for a second season.