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Talisa Timla envisioned the making of TENDU Active while traveling on a yoga retreat in Costa Rica. Finding peace with her past and inspired by future possibilities, she returned with the vision to create a new aged, fashion infused dance brand that spoke to her dance community. 

With a Fashion Marketing and Merchandising Diploma and Bachelor of Arts Degree, she had the opportunity to work with reputable brands as a Senior Fashion Buyer for over a decade. Traveling the world, seeking the latest trends and designing new collections for local Canadian companies. Her experience in product development helped her bring her creative vision for TENDU Active to life.

Talisa’s love for dance started at age four, she became a competitive dancer training in multiple styles. While in university she joined the Toronto Raptors Dance team and was a Professional NBA Dancer and later an alumni. 

By combining her fashion industry experience, with her passion for dance and design. Talisa created a brand that speaks to the new age digital artist. Her style is a mixture of Wonder Women meets Misty Copeland vibe - strong, driven and artistic. TENDU Active was designed to empower women while encouraging self love. Whether you are looking to feel empowered while you practice, stand out on social, or look cute and cozy at home, we've created a brand that fits every move you make. 

TENDU is proudly female owned and based in Toronto. Talisa combines her multifaceted talents to create head turning collections each season that convey a story and evoke emotion. Her collections consist of her personal designs manufactured in Canada and beyond. She also collaborates with local artists and hand selects styles from around the world to bring you the very best in dancewear.

Activewear for artists: "feel like you are on stage no matter where you are!" 


Founder | Creative Director, TENDU Active


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