Ms. Terri Taylor began dancing at the age of three and hasn’t stopped since. Born and raised in South San Francisco, like most little ones, Terri’s early exposure to dance included classes in creative movement, ballet, tumbling, jazz and tap.
Throughout her childhood, she also studied baton, Hawaiian dance, gymnastics, music, voice, and acting. Terri studied dance with some of the greatest instructors in dance education in California including Glenn Shipley, Roseanne Saylor, Pat Bartholomew, Burle Davis and Ann Garvin.
Ms. Taylor participated in a diverse range of dance activities including competition as a soloist and as part of a dance company, performance dance companies, dance workshops, master classes and conventions as well as community theatre. A couple of her top honors include an award at the age of 12 for Best Overall Dancer, California State Competition and as a teenager she was awarded a Bank of America scholarship for theatre arts and a year later a non-finalist Talent Award/Scholarship at the Miss California pageant.
Her passion however, blossomed in community theatre and for performing overall. She participated in Community Theater with the San Jose Civic Light Opera, San Francisco Theatre Ballet, Woodminster Amphitheatre, and performed at countless County Fairs, State Fairs, telethons and festivals. She has also toured all over California with several performance companies.
Ms. Taylor spent one year dancing professionally in Ridin’ High, a Danny Marona production before moving to Sacramento to begin a career in Association Management. Upon moving to Sacramento, she also began teaching dance and choreographing for a variety of theatre productions in Sacramento and the surrounding areas. Ms. Taylor has a long history as one of the choreographers for Dance Theatre West, Broadway Academy’s premier dance company, and one of Sacramento’s best offering of community theatre, Best of Broadway. In the 2004 October issue of Sacramento Magazine, Ms. Taylor was named as one of the 20 Women We Admire.
Geordi's passion for dance started when a small studio opened next to her gymnastics academy, once she walked in she never looked back. She has over 20 years experience in Jazz, Ballet, and Tap. Musical Theater is where her heart is, having performed in over 100 productions including a few of her favorites Grease and Footloose. She has had the opportunity to take class from some of today top choreographers including Wade Robinson, Marty Dew, and Tyce Diorio. She is excited to be a part of the Dance Ten family and loves working with and watching the students grow everyday. She looks forward to the future and is excited for what it has in store.