Tanveer Alam started his dance training in kathak, an Indian classical dance form, under Sudeshna Maulik. He continues to develop his craft under guru Sandhya Desai. Alam also trains in Taal Vidya — the knowledge of Hindustani classical music, with guru Pandit Divyang Vakil. He has also attended various workshops, and explored the different facets of kathak with masters such as Kumudini Lakhia, Pandit Birju Maharaj, and Nahid Siddiqui. Alam is also a 2019 graduate of The School of Toronto Dance Theatre’s Professional Training Program, Alam has performed in the works of Susie Burpee, Jennifer Dallas, Jasmyn Fyffe, Danny Grossman, Christopher House, Allen Kaeja, Ryan Lee, Sharon B. Moore, Julia Sasso, Ofilio Sinbadinho, and Darryl Tracy.
Alam has performed across North America as well as India, and has had the opportunity to dance in the works of various choreographers including Janak Khendry, Pandit Birju Maharaj, Rina Singha, Brandy Leary, Noémie Lafrance, and Sanjukta Sinha. An emerging choreographer, he has presented his own works at the Dance Ontario DanceWeekend 2019, New Blue Emerging Dance Festival, London Dance Festival, and MAI – Montréal, arts interculturels, to name a few. In 2019, Alam premiered Éclosion, a new solo, as a part of Tangente’s contemporary dance season in Montreal as well as The Nine Brains of the Human Mind at SummerWorks Festival 2019.
Alam is a recipient of the Lindy Green and Sam Chaiton Bursary, as well as the Winchester Prize Award. He has been supported by The Canada Council for the Arts, The Ontario Arts Council, as well as the Toronto Arts Council.