Teresa began her career as a dancer at Studio PAVAS (Mississauga) when she was 4 years old. She
remembers as a small child watching Riverdance on Television and saying, “I want to learn how to do
that” and quickly enrolled in Irish dance lessons.
Two years later she started tap lessons to prepare her for Irish Hard Shoe. Her passion for tap lead her to
studying all forms of dance: ballet, pointe, lyrical, jazz, modern, musical theatre, and hip hop. Over the
years she has attended workshops and conventions with some well known choreographers such as Stacey
Tookey, Lil “C”, Lisa La Touche, Jason Janas, and Jason Samuels Smith. Most recently she attended
the first ever Toronto International Tap Festival and attended master classes with Ted Louis Levy, Travis
Knights, and Antonio Vilchez. She has also taken many classes with local professionals such as Juliana
Kelly and Everett Smith.
For twelve years Teresa competed in all styles of dance. Teresa has won many awards as well as special
commendations for her tap solos. She has performed in several musicals as well as had the privilege of
performing in Ballet Jorgen’s The Nutcracker.
Her ballet studies include Cecchetti, R.A.D (Royal Academy of Dance), and Russian (Vaganova) where
she passed her Level Seven and most recently her Level Eight American Academy of Ballet
In the past few years Teresa has found another passion closely related to dance: physical fitness. She
has studied at the GoodLife Personal Training Institute's and competed in her first Fitness Competition April
of 2016 placing 3 rd . Teresa has dedicated herself to better understanding the mechanics of proper training
habits, and the benefits of healthy eating. She is absolutely thrilled to be able to pass on this knowledge to
Teresa has eight years of teaching experience and has choreographed routines in many styles for all ages.
She is very excited to begin her first year teaching at Studio PAVAS!