Anisa Tejpar

Professor, Modern

Three-time Dora Mavor Moore Award nominee, Anisa Tejpar, is originally from Toronto, and is a graduate of Canada’s National Ballet School. As a child, she danced and toured with The National Ballet of Canada, and danced with Toronto Dance Theatre as an intern. She has performed works by Matjash Mrozewski, John Neumeier, Guillaume Cote, Ginette Laurin, Mauro Astolfi, Robert Derosiers, Robert Glumbek, Roberto Campanella, D.A. Hoskins, Ryan Lee, Benjamin Landsberg, James Kudelka, Christopher House, Valerie Calam, Hanna Kiel, Jacob Niedzwiecki, and Malgorzata Nowacka. She has appeared in films such as Steppin’ Up: Save the Last Dance 2, Moze Mossanen’s From Time to Time, the BravoFACT Swan Song, and has appeared as a vampire on Guillermo del Toro’s show, The Strain.

Anisa is also a Co-Artistic Director of the dance entertainment firm, Hit & Run Dance Productions Inc. (, for which she has choreographed works for The Rolling Stones, Ferrero Rocher, Telus, Warner Bros., Fashion Cares, M.A.C. Cosmetics, CTV, PUMA, Casa Loma, the Toronto International Film Festival, and the Golden Globe winning feature film Barney’s Version. Hit & Run is the current curator of programming, and live performances at Toronto Botanical Garden. She is also the pilot choreographer of Steven Spielberg’s “Minority Report” and co-choreographer on Ubisoft’s video game “Far Cry: Primal”.

Academic Credentials

Graduate of Canada’s National Ballet School

Areas Of Specialization

Modern Dance and Ballet

Career Highlights

Guest Teacher, Ryerson University, York University, and the Conteur AcademyRehearsal Director & Outside Eye for Guillaume CôtéCo-Choreographer, Casa Loma’s Legends of Horror Co-Curator, Toronto Botanical Garden, and the Edwards Music Series

Other Activities

Volunteer, Dance Collection DanseCurator, Encore! Dance Hall of Fame Volunteer & Choreographer, Dancing with Parkinson’s, Intergenerational Dance Project (links seniors with youth, and creates dance and art with the group as a whole)


Dora Mavor Moore Award Nominee, Dance- Best Performance Female, 2018

Dora Mavor Moore Award Nominee, Dance- Best Performance Ensemble, 2014

Dora Mavor Moore Award Nominee, Dance- Best Performance Ensemble, 2011