Teresa comes from the tiny cluster of islands known as Bermuda, and relocated to London in December 2015 in search of an around-the-clock salsa community in which to grow as a dancer and teacher, as well as have easy access to Europe's many salsa festivals and congresses. In 2005 she uncovered her passion from salsa from her tennis instructor, who thought her agility would serve her well on the dance floor; he recommended she try a class of his (who coincidentally was one of the island's top instructors at the time), and from that day forward, it was love at first step! Six months into classes, she had her first show with the school's pro team, and first international show three months later, as well as teaching her own classes.
Teresa taught Salsa, Bachata, Casino de Rueda, Latin Hustle, Beginner Argentine Tango and Ladies’ Styling, as well choreography for performance teams in Bermuda for ten years, alongside overseeing the operations of Sabor Dance School and Salsa Friends (Latin dance schools) organising socials, and producing special events. Her classes are technically sound but also full of giggles and random jokes. She also loves to play with fire – quite literally. She was a fire performer for five years with Rockfire Productions Bermuda, and hopes to continue on in London.
With Caramelo Latin Dance Teresa performed in a number of choreographies, as well as travelled to international congresses to represent the school and the UK's talent. Teresa is regularly teaching Salsa, Mambo and Cha Cha Cha courses at Caramelo, more recently she has also been choreographing the Caramelo student Ladies Salsa Team.
She loves keep herself thoroughly challenged with ballet and other dance forms, and truly believes that dance is a metaphor for life. Dance has opened many doors and revealed many paths to herself and others, and she intends to continue to spread her passion as far and wide as she can.