Teresa Anne Volgenau, a Colorado native, launched her artistic and athletic career at a very young age. Her extensive and diverse career in the performing arts has spanned over 35 years and taken her to both coasts and abroad through Europe and South America. She is known best as a dancer/performer of Classical Ballet and Argentine Tango, an instructor for The Joffrey Ballet and numerous ballet academies and studios, and has worked extensively as a choreographer and actress.
A graduate of Interlochen Arts Academy (Dance) and the University of Utah (Theatre), she is a proud member of Actor’s Equity (AEA), The Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation (SAG), an eligible member of The Screen Actors Guild, and recipient of the 2013 HOLA Award for performance and choreography.
In addition to decades of experience on and around the stage and screen, Teresa is certified by the National Academy of Sports Medicine, The National Strength and Conditioning Association, was the force behind California’s TAVLifestyle- Fitness and Sports Training for 13 years, and she is a Stage 3a Uterine/Endometrial Cancer
Teresa continually commits to ongoing studies in the fields of practical and medical science, neurology, psychology, and various physical and mental therapies. She is an advanced student of the work and research of Dr. Joe Dispenza, a Reiki practitioner Level I and II; in addition to studies of Non-Violent Communication with Miki Kashtan, Positive Intelligence Coaching Program, Ayurvedic Nutrition and Health, The Science of Wellbeing with Laurie Santos, The Sedona Method, Life Embodiment with Michael Bernard Beckwith, and many others.
While mentoring up-and-coming talent on their individual life balance, training, and career trajectory is her focus, Teresa does continue to guest teach and privately coach dancers in preparation for auditions and performance.
When it comes to understanding the physical demands and anatomic limitations of an elite dancer/athlete, health and nutrition (particularly taking guidance from Ayurveda/Dosha, hormonal and holistic nutrition), and pushing limits to perform while still honoring recovery and injury prevention, Teresa is a passionate expert and a dedicated professional. Equally important, Teresa is keenly aware of the detriment of life imbalances and the countless mental and emotional struggles that plague focused dancers and athletes. Her primary ambition is to help cultivate alignment in talent to be healthy, happy, and successful human beings in the world and to avoid pitfalls on the path to fulfilling their dreams.
Teresa is available for speaking and teaching engagements on a variety of topics including: Wholistic approaches to the dancer/athlete balance and journey, Aruyveda, health/nutrition, meditation techniques and injury prevention.
Contact Teresa for booking inquiries.