Teresa Taylor - Dance Teacher

Company Name: Benicia Ballet inc.


Location: Benicia, California, United States 


  • Attended: Core Stability, Pointe, Flexibility Level 2 Santa Cruz, CA August 2019 


Teresa Taylor devoted her life to ballet and teaching. Guided by discipline, tradition, passion and intuition she inspires her students to achieve their personal best. A dedicated teacher for nearly 30 years, Teresa continues to expand her knowledge to better help her students. Certifications include ABT® National Training Curriculum ABT® Certified Teacher who has successfully completed the ABT® Teacher Training Primary through Level 5, Balanced Body Pilates Instructor certified in all Apparatus, Progressing Ballet Technique certified Levels 1, 2 and 3 and Lisa Howell of the Ballet Blog Level 2 Pointe, Core and Flexibility training. She recently spent 3 years volunteering with UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Dance Medicine Program where she helped Physical Therapists better understand the demands of young dancers during their rehabilitation after injury, while gaining a better understanding of multiple dance related injuries and the treatment protocols administered by PT’s.
 Upon graduating from college with honors and two degrees, she went on to perform with Ballet Theatre of Boston, Ballet New England and Boston Dance Company while teaching for Boston Ballet's Center for Dance Education. She strives to see her students gain a better understanding of their bodies, enjoy the strength, power and beauty that is within each of us, and reach their artistic dreams.


I loved the opportunity to learn from Lisa. She is extremely clear, concise and personable. She delivers a tremendous amount of material in an easy to understand, logical and retainable way. On top of that she provides an amazing lunch and is willing to chat with us while she tried to eat! I have all of her books and refer my students to them whenever a question comes up. They love her videos and I hope to continue to add more layers into our curriculum as the new school year begins. I am trying my best to encourage other teachers to follow Lisa and learn from her approach.