Terri Ayanna Wright
Dancer | Teacher | Choreographer | Production Manager
Terri Ayanna Wright is a New York-based performing artist, hailing from Baton Rouge, Louisiana by way of Houston, Texas. After studying dance at The Ailey School, she toured internationally with Ailey II, and has since been granted opportunities to produce performances and choreograph throughout the United States and teach modern/contemporary master classes across the globe. Ms. Wright continues to perform as a freelance artist, most recently as a member of the dance ensemble at The Met Opera (Porgy & Bess 2019, 2021; Madama Butterfly 2022, Magic Flute 2022).
She is also a recent honors MFA graduate from Parsons in Design & Technology, with a focus on digital video production. In combining this with her undergrad degree in dance from the Ailey/Fordham BFA Program, she has been able to expand her storytelling capabilities through the marriage of live performance, dance in choreography, and visual effects. Notable credits: Director & Choreographer for Inside Out short dance film (premiered at Utah Dance Film Festival 2022), Rehearsal Director for Suga’ VR Experience (premiered at Sundance New Frontiers 2022), Co-Director and Editor for Beauty Size & Color Documentary (All Arts WNet Group 2022) , Production Coordinator for TITANS (Ample Entertainment/History Channel 2022), Production Coordinator for SWOON Studios (Pythoness Pictures LLC). Mrs. Wright also teaches regularly for The Ailey Extension and provides artistic support for HopeBoykinDance.