Terri Ayanna Wright

Dancer | Teacher | Choreographer | Editor

After graduating from Fordham University with a dual degree in dance and computer science, Ms. Wright traveled internationally as a teaching artist and dancer on tour with Ailey II, through which she was exposed to a wide-range of live production teams, settings, and audiences.  After Ailey II, Terri joined Ailey Extension's faculty as a Core Instructor. She has since been granted opportunities to choreograph and teach all over the world, most notably in Orsolina, Italy for Orsalina28's Summer Intensive - Ailey Experience Week. She enjoys tailoring her class and choreography to whomever is in the room, with an emphasis on intentional movement and PERFORMANCE! Just before the pandemic, she completed her first season with The Met Opera, as an ensemble dancer in Porgy & Bess. Through this experience, she began exploring the many facets of live production, beyond the performance act itself. She is currently pursuing her MFA in Design & Technology at Parsons, as a means of finding unique ways of bringing dance into virtual space. She continues to expand on her story-telling capabilities as a video editor, through the marriage of dance, film, and visual effects. You may catch Terri live every Sunday and Wednesday, as an online Horton teacher for The Ailey Extension.

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