Alvin Tam was born in Edmonton, Canada, where he became seduced by a dream at the age of 18 to travel the world, learn languages, and meet new cultures. Captivated by this vision, he discovered the National Circus School in Montreal and began training intensively as a professional acrobat for four years, graduating with a Diploma in Circus Arts. He eventually ended up crossing the globe several times as a circus performer and coach. Alvin has performed in Japan, Brazil, France, England, Canada, United States, Mexico, Costa Rica, Zambia, Bali, Peru and Lebanon and has taught circus to thousands of children, youth and adults over his 25-year career.
In 2002 Alvin received a call from the Cirque du Soleil to join the creation and performance of the $200 million Las Vegas show, KA. He spent five years working with the company and is also the founder of the global inversion movement, International Handstand Day, which has thousands of participants worldwide.
Alvin currently lives completely off-grid in the beautiful forests of the Okanagan with his loving wife and son.