Tyler Gledhill was born in Ottawa, Ontario. He trained at The National Ballet School in Toronto, Het National Balletacademie in Amsterdam, and The Pacific Northwest Ballet School in Seattle. As a student he was awarded the Peter Dwyer Scholarship for the Performing Arts and the Lawrence Hasket Memorial Award.
Gledhill’s professional career began in The Netherlands with Intordans, touring throughout Europe and Asia. Next he danced with The Göteborg Ballet and Cullberg Ballet in Sweden.
Tyler is now an independent artist, based in Toronto. He works with Hit & Run Productions, Opera Atelier, The Chimera Project, ProArte Danza and The Dietrich Group. For his role in DA Hoskins’ PARIS1994\Gallery in 2010, he was nominated for a Dora Mavor Moore Award for outstanding performance in a dance production.
He has danced in works by choreographers such as Jirí Kylián, Nacho Duato, William Forsythe, Tero Saarinen, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Mats Ek and Birgit Cullberg; and created roles in works by Jo Kanamori, Nicolo Fonte, Javier de Frutos, Regina van Berkel, Patrick Delcroix and Karole Armitage.
He has starred in two short films by director Rocco Barriuso, The Providential Lack of Anything and Swimming, as well as the web video for HIVStigma.com and commercials for Nike, Blackberry and Hakim Optical. In 2011 and 2012 Tyler was featured in a durational live art and theatre installation, Obstructed View, by New York based artist Jonathan VanDyke.