Tessa Tamura
Actor, Dancer
UBCP | ACTRA
“Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied, is to do what you believe to be great work; and the only way to do great work is to love what you do.”
– Steve Jobs

Tessa has been a well-established and respected dancer and movement coach in Vancouver for over a decade. With years of experience on both sides of the lens, she has recently started working as a choreographer in the film and television industry.

Originally from Lethbridge, Alberta, Tessa grew up in a competitive dance environment and trained in all genres. Excelling at an early age, she won many scholarships to further her dance education across North America and Europe.

After graduating high school and moving to the West Coast, she studied extensively with some of Vancouver’s most sought-after instructors. Classes, workshops and auditions then led her to find her passion for dance on film and creative movement within the commercial industry.

With many years of work behind her, some of her dance credits include – “Christmas Chronicles 2” (Netflix), “Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist” (NBC), “Riverdale” (CW), “Motherland: Fort Salem” (Freeform), and “Charmed” (CW).

Choreographer and assistant choreographer credits include “Grease: Rise of the Pink Ladies” (Paramount+), “Peacemaker” (HBOMAX), “Riverdale” (CW) and “School Spirits” (Paramount+).

Along with her work in film and television, Tessa is a teacher at Harbour Dance Centre, co-director of “The Source Dance Company” beside Director Joanne Pesusich, and sits on the “Dancer/Choreographer Committee” within the UBCP/ACTRA Union in British Columbia.