Background in Dance

During her 9 year career as a soloist with the Martha Graham Dance Company, she participated in numerous international tours, many on the world’s most famous stages, including:

  • New York’s Metropolitan Opera House and Carnegie Hall
  • the Paris Opera House
  • the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
  • the Ancient Herod Atticus Theatre on the Acropolis in Athens, Greece.

In 1986 Teresa performed with Mikhail Baryshnikov and Rudolph Nureyev in Appalachian Spring. She was featured as the “Woman in Yellow” from Diversion of Angels in PBS’s nationwide public television broadcast of “Martha Graham Dance Company at the Paris Opera“. In 1993, world renowned choreographer, Twyla Tharp, selected Teresa to perform in her Demeter and Persephone, the first dance to be choreographed on the Martha Graham Dance Company by someone other than Ms. Graham herself.

In addition to performing, Teresa also choreographed and taught dance. She has been a guest faculty member at the Alvin Ailey American Dance Center, the Martha Graham Dance Center, and most recently a Visiting Artist in the Dance Department at Stanford University. (Read Stanford interview)Her choreography has been produced in New York City to critical acclaim (“…the revelation of the evening” Anna Kisselgoff – chief dance critic, New York Times 1/93).

Teresa keeps her body and mind intact by daily practice of Pilates. She also continues to nurture her love of movement and dance by taking Bikram Yoga, flamenco and modern dance technique classes.