Born in Bucharest, and raised in Freising, Germany, then in Montreal, QC, Tereza has now made Vancouver her official home. Dancing since the age of 5, she used her cultural exposure to diversify her dance background. Starting off in Hip-Hop and Jazz in the heart of Montreal, Tereza was later introduced to the Latin and Caribbean flavours, which remain her all-time favourites. Over the last 15 years, she has taught for various companies such as Little Aces, Du Haut Productions, Danse 1…2…3…, Access Ballroom Studio and Les productions Mélanie Martin (now Quividanse).
Upon her arrival in Vancouver, she has danced professionally for Gustavo Ferman as a member of the Corazon Dancers, worked with Louis Van Amstel of Dancing with the Stars on the release of his LaBlast promo video, taught Hip-Hop for UBC Rec and Zumba® for Steve Nash Fitness World & Sports Clubs and Latin Fitness Ztudio.
Upon opening the DanZa Productions studio with co-owner Jamie Hartwell, Tereza has left her other teaching engagements to focus solely on expanding the brand, which now includes a variety of specialty dance classes, a performance team for special events, workshops, as well as private lessons, such as personalized wedding choreography.
Tereza is also a trained vocalist, and has performed with multiple bands both in Vancouver and her hometown of Montreal. She has also appeared in a handful of musicals and independent film projects, which further helped shape her versatility as an
Tereza’s passion for dance and fitness is evident in her smile and insatiable energy. Constantly striving to design classes that incorporate a balanced mix of technique and fitness, she remains accessible to experts and beginners alike.
Tereza is a Certified CANFITPRO Fitness Instructor Specialist and is licensed to teach Basic Zumba®, Zumba® Step and Zumba® Kids and Kids Jr. As our Workshop Specialist, she also holds the following e-learning Zumba® specialty certifications: Brazil Rhythms, India Rhythms, Africa Rhythms and Caribbean Rhythms.