Teresa Evans began her dance training at the age of six with Utah Regional Ballet in Utah County. She became a principal dancer in the company, dancing many roles including Sugar Plum Fairy, Snow Queen and Clara in the Nutcracker. She performed in the Regional Dance America Festival for many years, training with dancers and choreographers across the country. In 1994, she performed in the “Legend of Timpanogos” at the International Ballet Competition in Jackson, Mississippi. She was offered the Willam F. Christensen Ballet Scholarship at the University of Utah.
Teresa began her professional career at the age of 17, when she accepted a contract to dance with Ballet West in Salt Lake City. She performed in Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty, the Nutcracker, Anna Karenina, Coppelia, Lambarena, Peter Pan, In & Out, Bach Moves, and Balanchine’s Western Symphony. Teresa’s favorite ballet pieces were contemporary in style. She loved working with guest choreographers and pushing herself past the “classical” ballet mold.
Teresa has taught and choreographed for dance studios across Utah. She believes that ballet is fundamental for any dancer, no matter what style they perform. Ballet training brings discipline, strength, precision, beautiful line, and musicality. Proper technique, knowledge of correct terminology, and a professional attitude are critical in a dancer’s career. With a solid ballet foundation, dancers will THRIVE and find success in local and professional opportunities. Her goal is to build dancers with strong technique, line, flexibility, and control. Come join her, and take a leap to the next level!