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“I was first introduced to the Simonson Technique at seventeen years old. Since then, I have been dedicated to sharing its power and spirit to dancers of all ages and levels from around the world.”

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Teresa Perez Ceccon

Dance artist | Educator | Choreographer

Manhattan-born and Queens-raised by parents from Puerto Rico, music and dance have been in my blood since childhood, especially Latin and jazz styles. I was that girl who danced, sang and played instruments at a young age… and managed to never grow out of it. Known by many as “Te” (rhymes with tea), I have been in the New York dance world as an artist, educator and choreographer for over 30 years.

 

I specialize in the Simonson Technique, an approach to movement that immediately transformed my dance experience when I was first exposed to it as a student at Queens College. That’s because Simonson empowers dancers — in any genre and level — to reach their potential in an expressive way that is healthy for the body and mind.

 

I became certified in the Simonson Technique in 1997 and started teaching at the legendary Dance Space in downtown NYC. Soon after, I began a years-long apprenticeship with Lynn Simonson to teach her groundbreaking teacher’s course, now known as the Simonson Method of Teacher Training (SMTT). Today I am as dedicated as ever to sharing Simonson and building community through a variety of programs in studios, universities and performances in the US and abroad — in person and online.

Whether you are an experienced dancer or a beginner, my classes and workshops can help enrich your dance journey. If you are a teacher, inquire about the SMTT, designed to expand your teacher’s toolbox.

 

Learn more about my dance experience…

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