Theresa grew up dancing in So. San Francisco at age 3 with Schumacher’s School of Dance, and 2 years with Tiffanys Dance Academy where she was a competitive dancer and teacher’s aide. Theresa graduated from San Jose State University majoring in Musical Theatre and minoring in Education. Starting dance at age 3, Theresa has always been at home on stage. At San Jose State, Theresa was a proud member of the prestigious musical theatre troupe Company One under the direction of Janie Scott for 4 years working as both a stage manager and a performer. Shows include Of Corpse!, Filthy Rich, Purple Thunder, and Nerds. Other performance credits include Briar Rose, The Interview, Seussical, Beauty and the Beast, Bury the Dead, and 42nd Street. Theresa also was known as “Twinkle Toes” as a dance instructor/show choreographer for the children’s theatre company Magic Carpet Theatre, and the S.T.E.P program (school touring ensemble program) at San Jose State under the direction of Buddy Butler. Recently, Theresa has joined the after school team at Starting Arts at the moment working primarily as a choreographer. When not working with Starting Arts, Theresa can be found at Dance Attack Studios in Los Gatos and Sunnyvale directing the musical theatre dance program, co-teaching the youngest members of the Los Gatos Repertory team, and sometimes at local community centers through Dance Force Kids. Theresa also works as a the resident stage manager for PERSpectives Dance Co. under the direction of Lindsey McLevis, and has also worked backstage as one of Santa Clara Ballet’s Asst. Stage Managers for The Nutcracker. Theresa has many future goals including pursuit of her Multiple Subject Credential, and continuing to study curriculum development and theatrical education in schools.
Email Theresa: TheresaH@startingarts.com