Teresa Fellion is a choreographer, dancer, theater artist, writer, and educator who has created works for over ten years as an independent choreographer. She then formed BodyStories: Teresa Fellion Dance in 2011.
Teresa has presented works at Baryshnikov Arts Center, Jacob’s Pillow, The Public Theater, University of Florida, ENTPE University (Lyon, France), NYU, BAADI, Merce Cunningham, Naropa University, and on stages with the rock band Phish, among others. As Artistic Director of BodyStories: Teresa Fellion Dance, Teresa creates choreography in collaboration with dancers. The company has presented work at Jazz at Lincoln Center, Alvin Ailey Citigroup Theater, Bryant Park SummerStage, Booking Dance Festival (Edinburgh, Scotland), Dixon Place, DNA, Univeristy of Maine, ICA Boston, Ashawagh Hall, The Franco American Cultural Center Theater, and Williamsburg Art and Historical Center, among others. The company has been positively reviewed by sources such as NPR, NYTheatre.com, The Skinny Magazine, World Dance Reviews, Edinburgh Spotlight, Edinburgh Festivals Magazine, Maine Sun Journal, East Hampton Press, and Earth Press. They have taught at The Ailey School, Sarah Lawrence College, NYU, Jacob’s Pillow, University of Maine, DreamYard Project and Pace University, among others. Teresa has enjoyed collaborations with composers such as Trey Anastasio, Killick!, Chris Cathode, Ryan Lott, John Yanelli, Carver Audain, and Ryan Edwards. Teresa is titled “Artistic Liaison between Cameroon & U.S.” by president Paul Biya for performing with dance companies and percussion ensembles such as National Ballet du Cameroun and at The National Soccer Cup Finals, while living in Cameroon for one year. Fellion has also performed works by Lucinda Childs, Deganit Shemy, Liz Lerman, Twyla Tharp, M’Bewe Escobar, Rhapsody, Sarah Skaggs, Skip Costa, Kimberly Yound, and Martha Bowers, as well as comedy improv & theater productions nationally. In 2012 she received a Window Award NEA Grant for a chashama residency and earned the Choreographic Fellowship from SummerStages Dance Festival. In 2013 she received a Brooklyn Arts Council Community Arts Fund Grant. Currently, the company has a partial space grant through the Triskelion Arts Space Subsidy Program made possible with support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Fellion was granted residencies at Dragon’s Egg in 2013, MANA Arts/Armitage Gone! Dance in 2012, Mount Tremper Arts in 2011, and a Field FAR Space Grant in 2007. Fellion was also the sole recipient of 2006 American Dance Guild Fellowship for Jacob’s Pillow’s Choreographers’ Lab. Fellion completed an MFA in Dance from Sarah Lawrence College under a Bessie Schonberg Scholarship. She was a scholarship recipient at The Ailey School’s Certificate Program and she also earned a BA in English, French, and Creative Writing, with a minor in Dance as a merit scholar graduate of NYU.