Biography

Teresa Perez Ceccon is a professional dance artist, educator and choreographer. Known by many as "Te" Perez, she specializes in Simonson Technique having earned her certification at the original Dance Space in 1997.

 

Over 20 years ago, Teresa first began teaching at Dance Space, later renamed Dance New Amsterdam. Presently, she is on the Simonson faculty at Gibney Dance. 

Teresa works closely with Lynn Simonson conducting the Simonson Method of Teacher Training (SMTT) in New York City and Rockport, Mass. She travels annually, nationally and internationally, teaching Simonson pedagogy, technique workshops as well as private and group SMTT courses.

 

A native New Yorker, Teresa earned a BA in Theater/Dance from Queens College, where she later taught as an adjunct in the dance department for over 10 years. She also taught Jazz Dance as an adjunct professor at Hofstra University and was a movement teacher at the Stella Adler Studio of Acting. Teresa has been invited as a guest artist to many dance institutions, including Montclair State University, Barnard College, University of Tennessee, Sarah Lawrence College, Centenary University, Middlesex County College and Manhattanville College. 

 

Teresa has a long list of choreographic achievements with diverse dance companies and students of all ages. As a performer, she has danced works by a variety of highly regarded choreographers in many New York City venues. Most recently, she was invited to dance with the Cherniak Dancers directed by Susan Cherniak. 

Beyond dance, she has pursued a balance of mind and body through her practice and certifications in Pilates, Yoga, Gyrotonic, Gyrokinesis Yoga, Touch for Health, Anatomy of Movement with Irene Dowd and The Psychology of Eating with Marc David. 

Currently, she is earning her Masters in Fine Arts at Montclair State University. 

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