Born and raised in Toronto, Ontario, Tara Pillon is a professional dancer, choreographer, and dance educator. She graduated with honours from Ryerson University, where she received a BFA in Performance Dance.
Tara is the Co-founder and Co-Artistic Director of ACE Dance Theatre, a professional contemporary dance company, and THE BALLET LAB, a workshop dedicated to developing dancers’ technique and artistry. Most recently, Tara co-founded THE BODY LAB – a training method and online platform that provides Diverse Functional Movement Practices.
Tara’s choreography has been a part of several international tours to Portugal, Spain, Italy, Dubai, Singapore, and China, with companies including Creativiva, World Performers, and ACE Dance Theatre. She has choreographed for events including the Italian Contemporary Film Festival, Dance Ontario, Echo Chambers, New Blue Festival, Ricarda’s Grand Opening, PowerBall, Italian Heritage Festival, and the Allstate Honor Ring Banquet. Tara choreographed for The Tenors’ Christmas music video – Santa’s Wish. She also was recently commissioned to choreograph for Ryerson University’s Performance Dance Program in their production of “enChoreo”.
Tara has performed professionally with Ballet Creole, Gadfly, Human Body Expression, Avinoam Silverman Dance, and Creativiva. Tara has performed in events such as the JOGA x Reebok Fashion show for Toronto Women’s Fashion Week, the Pan Am Games opening ceremonies, WeDay, and TedX Toronto. She has also performed in festivals such as Dance Ontario, Dance Made in Canada, and TUDS.
Tara received her Certificate for Russian Ballet Pedagogy in Amsterdam, Netherlands, and is also a member of the Professional Adjudicator’s Alliance. She is also a certified Yoga instructor. Tara is an in-demand teacher, choreographer, and adjudicator throughout the GTA.