Theater Acting Lessons
Levels taught:Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
About Teresa V.
Teresa Anne V., originally from Boulder, Colorado, has taken her career from coast to coast, and abroad. She began her stage career as a classical ballerina, training and performing with such notable companies as The Joffrey Ballet and Pennsylvania Ballet. A graduate of Interlochen Arts Academy (Dance) and University of Utah (BFA- Theatre), Teresa has gone on to craft a dense and eclectic resume on both coasts and internationally as an Actress and as a Dancer/Choreographer (classical & contemporary works, Argentine Tango, musical theatre).
Teresa’s film credits include screen time with academy award winning actor, Sean Penn in “The Assassination of Richard Nixon,” leading roles in independent film gems such as “Life at Bay”, “The Hideout”, and “Seven Fallen Objects.”, and stars in nationally running commercials for Dyson Vacuums and Animal Planet. Her vast theatre credit highlights include “Tango Fever”(TeatroLaTea, NYC), “Buried Child” (Aaron Davis Hall, NYC); ”Objectivity”(FischHouseThtr, SF), ”Scheme of Things”(El Portal Thtr, LosAngeles), ”Light in the Shadow”(The Complex, Los Angeles).
Prior to returning to New York in the Spring of 2012, Teresa dedicated her dance career to a tango dance partnership in Warsaw where she performed, toured, taught, and also stepped in as a dance consultant to the 2011 winners of the Polish edition of "Dancing With The Stars."
After her time abroad,Teresa taught/choreographed/performed full time in NYC until 2015. She is now based in her homestate of Colorado. Frequently she is a guest judge for Dance Competitions across the country.
In addition, Teresa has launched a series of specialized dance programs (“Slippers to Heels: Ballet Technique & Tango Stylization”), Choreographic and Acting intensives, and specialized workshops for professional/pre-professional dancers. She is a proud member of the Actors Equity Association.
Speaks English, Spanish
Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Teaches students 10 and up
Great first lesson! Teresa is very pleasant to work with and extremely knowledgeable. Looking forward to many more lessons to come!
Teresa was awesome! She worked with me and my limited flexibility and really set me up for success with exercises to integrate into my routine. She was also very cognizant of a prior injury and presented long term alternate solutions to tissue regrowth. I really look forward to working with her again!Show More
She was really great, we have only had one lesson so far but she made me feel very comfortable and I feel like she will be perfect for me helping me get over my stage fright. She came up with quite a few ideas up front and can tell she is taking it seriously, which makes me even more confident in her because it is such a serious issue for me. I am looking forward to working with her.Show More
As an older person who never had ballet lesson, this could have been a very intimidating experience but Teresa was very patient and thoughtful about her instruction. She really wanted to be certain I understood the terms, technique and overall format of ballet. A great experience! I look forward to my next lesson!Show More
She made me feel right at home, talked through every step in the sewing process, gave me pointers without taking over built my confidence while guiding me along the way
Teresa did an amazing job! She quickly figured out how best to work together even over Skype! Amazing!!!
Kinetic Arts Dance Studios
Teaching Classical Ballet, and her uniquely designed "Slippers to Heels: Ballet Technique and Tango Stylization" program. Teresa is also the director of "Evergreen's Cracked Nut", Colorado's newest winter tradition.
Broadway Dance Center
Taught and refined dancers, age 9-18 yrs, classical ballet technique, terminology, stylization. Increased body awareness, physical strength, stamina, flexibility and elongation, balance, musicality. Encourage personal development, goal setting, nudge limitations--mentally & physically, Instill a love for creative expression and a passion for art of movement. I choreograph multiple dance pieces for year end concert. Ongoing communication w/ parents, distribute progress updates, and report to my director.
The Joffrey Ballet School - Adult program
Taught and refined adult dancers, beg-adv/pro. 1.5 - 2 hr classes. Group, privates, and specialty workshops. Classical ballet technique, terminology, stylization. Increase body awareness, physical strength, stamina, elongation and flexibility, balance, musicality. Encourage personal development, goal setting, nudge limitations--mentally & physically, Aim to instill a love for creative expression with a passion for art of movement.
Personal Fitness and Strength Conditioning Coach. Owner of TAVLifestyle in San Francisco and Los Angeles. With cutting edge techniques and athletic progrmamming I worked one on one and with small groups for athletic training in the gym and outside on the field. Increased strength, stamina, flexibility, agility and speed. Weightloss and improved sense of well being. Goal setting and achievement. NASM and NSCA certified. Continued Ed with Power Systems, Paul Chek and SPRY programs.
University of Utah
Fluent / Native Proficiency
National Strength Conditioning Association (NSCA)
National Academy of Sport Medicine (NASM)
Hispanic Organization for Latin Actors