Tara Pillon, Choreographer
Born and raised in Toronto, 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 has performed professionally with Ballet Creole, Gadfly, emiMOTION, Human Body Expression, Avinoam Silverman Dance, and Creativiva. She can be seen dancing in the Hallmark film A Nutcracker Christmas, and in Diversion, a dance film by Avinoam Silverman. 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 has choreographed for events including the Italian Contemporary Film Festival, Dance Ontario, New Blue Festival, Ricarda's Grand Opening, and the Allstate Honor Ring Banquet. Most recently, Tara choreographed for The Tenors’ Christmas music video - Santa's Wish.
Tara received her Certificate for Russian Ballet Pedagogy in Amsterdam, Netherlands and is also a member of the Professional Adjudicator's Alliance. She currently teaches ballet at Toronto's own, Millennium Dance Complex and at the Conteur Academy. Tara is an in-demand teacher, choreographer, and adjudicator throughout the GTA.