Teressa is a dynamic and engaging Bellydance artist and instructor in Toronto. With over 10 years of experience, Teressa has danced for audiences all over Toronto at weddings, parties, corporate events, community festivals, and a variety of other special events. She has dedicated herself to learning and sharing this art form for over a decade since 2004, when she first discovered the vibrant cultures and dances of the Middle East.
Teressa began her bellydance training at Arabesque Academy in Toronto, and has continued to develop her training with Mayada, dancing in two troupes, Banat el Sharq, an Egyptian folkloric troupe, and Cairo ala Nar, a traditional Egyptian style bellydance ensemble. Additionally, she is also one half of the organizing team for the Star Bellydancer Canada Competition, held annually in Toronto to sold-out audiences, to promote the development of Middle Eastern dance artists in Canada.
Teressa’s ability to create fusion and contrast in her dance make her a highly sought after performer. For the last decade, she has danced for audiences all over Toronto and the GTA. Her overall style is a synthesis of the Middle East that encompasses pure passion and love for this powerful dance form and culture.