Teresa Smith

Teresa Smith offers African Dance and Storytelling programs that demonstrate the richness of African dance, stories, and music.  Children and family audiences participate in this fun and engaging show that is ideal for libraries, preschools and at all city and community events. Teresa’s programs are available for:

  • 2017 Summer Reading Programs: “Dance by Design” Explore the creative process of dance choreography with Teresa Smith, world dance instructor, who takes you on a cultural journey through the world’s most popular dance genres. From Bollywood to Hip Hop, and Salsa to African, Teresa teaches the concept of a thought and turning it into an innovative expression of movement, and an entertaining piece of design.
  • Library Shows
  • Preschool Shows
  • City and Community Events

Dancer, choreographer, instructor and performer, Teresa Smith has been studying dance from the tender age of seven. Teresa honors her ancestry through dance. She mastered the intricate techniques of African dance under famous instructors from Senegal, Guinea, Cameroon, and the Congo.  As a dance choreographer, performer, and aficionado, Teresa shows that African dance is among the most stylized and complex art forms in the world.  However, as Teresa performs the dances, she simplifies each of the movements by explaining them within the stories that she tells.  In her programs EVERYONE gets to participate and become a successful African dancer!

This African dance program is great for all ages – from preschool to adult.  Teresa modifies the dances to fit the age of the audience.

Having studied intensively multiple forms and styles of dance, Teresa has performed with the likes of MC Hammer, Sheila E, Akon, Shakira and Le Ballet de Kouman Kele.


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