Teressa began dancing at the age of 5. She holds certificates in advanced grades of the Cecchetti Ballet Method. She attended Summer Ballet Intensives sponsored by the Cechetti Council of America as well as with the Dance Institute of Akron and Point Park College.

She enriched her ballet training with former Cleveland Ballet dancer Kay Eichman where she refined her technique and artistry. Teressa has studied under the tutelage of many world-renowned dancers such as Trinette Singleton, Richard Dickson, & Troy McCarty to name a few.

Teressa puts emphasis on clean, strong, proper technique and bestows an appreciation for classical ballet in her students.

She holds a BA in Communications from John Carroll University.  Teressa own a video production company, T Star Video Productions.