A Michigan native, Teresa received her B.F.A. from Marygrove College in Detroit. During that time she was the recipient of the Oldani Performing Arts Scholarship, as well as the Outstanding Dancer Award. Since graduating in 2010, Teresa has performed with multiple professional companies such as Dayton Contemporary Dance 2nd Company, Ad Deum Dance Company, Psophonia Dance, Pure Existence Dance, and Contexture Dance Detroit. Teresa has presented works at multiple Detroit Dance Races, The Detroit Dance City Festival & the Midwest RAD Festival, performed works for the Brighton Dance Festival & Motor City Choreographers Collective, and helped to cultivate the inception of Project Dance Detroit in June of 2015. She has also held choreographic residencies at Marygrove College and Oakland University. In the spring of 2017, Teresa completed her M.F.A. at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. She was awarded the opportunity to choreograph for the 2016 Masters Performance Workshop at Tisch Dance, as well as present work at the 14th Street YMCA. Teresa’s dance career has not only allowed her to travel world wide but lead her to fulfill many opportunities such as music videos, missionary trips, television work, and choreography for musical artists & college dance degree programs.