Tamar Shahinian is Armenian Palestinian, she lived in Kuwait for 10 years. In The Netherlands she attended the Fontys dansacademie in Tilburg, where she graduated in 2003. After her graduation she was part of the dancers tableau of the International Dance theater as a memeber of the youth company as well as the adult company.
Since 2006 she chose to be a freelancer to develop herself in different angels as a dancer, performer, actor and person. She performed with AYA in Bronstsluier and Venus, Theaterhuis Alba in Alba's Bacchanten, Capriola danse in Samsara, Le grand Cru in Wating forbidden and Affolter productions in Tienduizend zakdoeken.