Theresa Knudson, from Orange County, CA, received her ballet training from Lois Ellyn and attended summer programs at American Ballet Theatre NYC, Boston Ballet, Jose Límon West, and Ballet Austin. She began her professional career with Nouveau Chamber Ballet where she performed principal roles in Lois Ellyn’s The Nutcracker, Appalachian Spring, Cigale, among many others. Ms. Knudson has since performed with Wonderbound, Diablo Ballet, ARC Dance, Raiford Rogers Modern Ballet, Oakland Ballet, Menlowe Ballet, Mark Foehringer Dance Project, and Marika Brussel. She teaches at several schools in the Bay Area including Van der Zwaan Dance Studio, Moving Arts Studio, and American Academy of Dance. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from California State University, Fullerton, and is the founder of Halcyon Dance Project. Ms. Knudson is the Co-Founder Executive Director and Ballet Mistress of Ballet22.

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