Teresa Avina earned both her BFA and MFA from the University of California, Irvine where she was fortunate to work with legendary choreographer, Donald McKayle. She performed with Jazz Spectrum Dance Company and spent two years as a company member for BARE Dance Company. Ms. Avina’s choreographic work has been featured at the University of California Irvine, Orange Coast College, Laguna Beach High School, Chapman University, Irvine Valley College, American Ballet Theatre Summer Intensive and venues for the Laguna Dance Festival. Teresa has also choreographed competitive works for the contemporary division of the Youth American Grand Prix (YAGP). Currently Teresa teaches at Orange Coast College, Mira Costa College, Fullerton College and Nuevo School of Contemporary Dance. In addition, she enjoys working for the Laguna Dance Festival with artistic director and founder, Jodie Gates.
Instructor of: Jazz