Tiyana Cackovic was born and raised in Hamilton, Ontario. Being from a big Croatian family, having strong family relationships and spending quality time with them has always been very important to her. From a young age she has always had a passion for the arts. Always attending various theatre camps, such as The Great Big Theatre Company, & when performing in front of her family, this is where her interest in the entertainment industry grew.
At 12 years old she was signed to a modeling agency in Toronto, Ontario. She got right into doing various jobs such as four Book Covers and Family Channel commercial spots. Throughout the years Tiyana has stayed involved with the dramatic arts & was cast in her High School Production “Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre”. A role of a washed-up Rockstar intended to be for a man, & that she decided to audition for anyway and got the part! Always driven and focused she entered CMTC. The Canadian Model and Talent Convention, placing 1st in Runway and 2nd in Swimsuit. After her first time attending the convention, Tiyana landed a modeling Contract in Taipei, Taiwan for three months. She was able to explore a new culture, & learn and develop new personal skills on this adventure. Although incredible, the experience was very eye opening and led her to where her hearts dreams and desires lie.
Coming home Tiyana decided to move to Toronto and channel her focus more on her craft as an Actor. She has attended various classes around the city including Second City & Armstrong Acting studios, where she studied worked her way up to being invited into the Masterclass Level. With this knowledge she created an Acting program for kids back in her hometown at Studio E Music & Arts School. While living on her own in Toronto and working in the service industry to pay for rent and volunteering as a camera operator at Armstrong Studios to help compensate for classes, Tiyana learned the importance of having to mindfully live your life. As an Actor she’s learned that you need be able to be yourself while stepping into a different reality, and in order to do that you need continue to have various life experiences. This is when she realized she had an eye & long love for Fashion and discovered her interest in Graphic Design and Branding. She has plans on attending school to further her curiosity, knowledge and skills as it has become a new realized desire to own her own company in the future.
Tiyana’s main goal is to create a platform in which she can inspire the youth and especially the young women to fiercely go after life. That there isn’t a conventional or traditional way to discover your passions and that you can indeed have more than one passion. That who you are isn’t defined on any one thing you do, but the multiple experiences that make you who you are. She wants to spread the message that “Life is a Journey” and encourage people not to fear, but to take that journey. She believes that God has a plan & purpose for everyone and keeps that at her centre core.