lives and workes as a choreographer and performer in Zurich. She graduated from Vienna Conservatory, The Ailey School, Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance (SEAD) and University of Arts Berne where she received her Masters in Expanded Theater. Since 2013 she has been developing a solo performance practice through her works UNLEASH (2012), LUNCHTIME (2015), ALL EYES ON (2017), HATE ME, TENDER (2019) and WE BODIES (2019).
She has collaborated with several artists and institutions including Staatstheater Mainz, Tanzhaus Zürich, Simone Aughterlony, Marie Caroline Hominal, Trajal Harrell, Gil and Nils Amadeus Lange, with whom she made the duo U BETTA CRY (2013) with. Her works have been presented at Swiss Dance Days 2015 and 2019, Tanzhaus Zürich, Gessnerallee Zürich, les urbaines, brut Wien, Sophiensaele Berlin, Impulse Theaterfestival, WUK Performing Arts, Manifesta 12 and several others. Teresa has received the ImPulsTanz danceWEB scholarship 2013 (Ivo Dimchev), the Foreign Study Scholarship of the Austrian CultureMinistry (BKA), the STARTstipendium scholarship from BKA, as well as the TURBOResidency at ImPulsTanz 2014 and 2018.
She was awarded the Recognition prize by the city of Zürich for her work as an outstanding performer 2018 and received the Swiss Dance Award for her piece HATE ME TENDER in 2019. As from 2019 – 2020 Teresa is Young Associate Artist (YAA!) at Tanzhaus Zürich. For her piece HATE ME, TENDER she has received the 2019 Suisse Dance Award.