Toronto-based Tanveer Alam started his Kathak training with Sudeshna Maulik and continued further nuanced studies with guru Sandhya Desai. Alam is a 2019 graduate of The School of Toronto Dance Theatre.
Alam has performed in the works of Rina Singha, Lata Pada, Padmini Chettur, Brandy Leary, Harikishan S. Nair, Sashar Zarif, Lucy Rupert, and Peter Chin, to name a few. As an emerging choreographer, he has presented work at SummerWorks Festival, Battery Dance Festival +, MAI - Montréal, arts, interculturels, CanAsian Dance Festival: Grit Short Dances, and Tangente. Alam is also invested within the dance sector as an Alliance Lead at The South Asian Dance Alliance of Canada, a guest curator alongside Nithya Garg at Dancemakers (2023 season), and an Artistic Associate with TOES FOR DANCE (2023 season).
Across the 22/23 season, Alam premiered The Tagore Project (co-choreographed by Atri Nundy), at Tangente and Sampradaya Dance Creations, and In Multiplicity (co-created with Nithya Garg) as a part of the Independent Projects stream at Nuit Blanche (Humber Galleries). Furthermore, he presented Haazri, a new Kathak solo at The National Ballet of Canada’s Sharing The Stage program. His first full length solo entitled Leher, premiered at Native Earth’s Aki Studio in June 2023.