Teruyo (Terry) S. Davis


Terry S. Davis was born and raised in Japan and trained with Yurisu Ballet before moving to U.S. Ms. Davis received BFA (2009) and MFA (2011) in Ballet Pedagogy from the University of Utah.

While studying at The University of Utah, she served as assistant director of the Character Dance Ensemble (CDE) and a graduate teaching assistant and taught character dance classes, organized international tours and fundraiser performances in the department.

As a member of CDE, Ms. Davis studied in Spain, Japan, Greece, and Costa Rica. She performed in Edmonton, Canada, as guest artist in Vaganova Dance Society's 20th anniversary gala in 2008. She also performed in the international gala performance as a dancer and choreographer in Tokyo, Japan in 2009, and at the National University of Costa Rica in 2010.

Her choreographies have been presented in many local and international events such as Ballet Showcases and Graduate Concert at the U, ACDFA, Utah Ballet, Utah Regional Ballet, and galas in Japan and Costa Rica. Ms. Davis has been teaching ballet, pointe and character dance for 10 years now at local dance schools and college dance programs such as the University of Utah and Utah Valley University.

She recently completed teacher's training course with the Vaganova Dance Society, held in St. Petersburg, Russia.

Her students have placed top 12 and qualified for NYC finals at Youth America Grand Prix competition, and have been accepted to Vienna State Opera Ballet School, Bolshoi Ballet Academy, Ballet San Jose, Burklyn Ballet Theatre, ballet programs of Brigham Young University, and University of Utah.

Terry teaches Levels 2, 3, 4 and 5 Ballet, Pointe and Character Classes, and Adult Pointe Class.