tercia amsterdam

Tercia Amsterdam is Professional Dancer, Choreographer and Dance Educator. She started her training in Classical Ballet at the age of 5 and has been dancing for 30 years. She graduated at UCT School of dance in 2002 with a Dance Teachers Diploma. Her formal training is Classical Ballet and Contemporary dance, but she has also mastered many other dance forms such as African dance, Spanish dance, Modern jazz, Hip hop, Latin, Salsa and Indian- Bollywood style dancing. Amsterdam has worked with many world renowned choreographers such as Adele Blanc, Christopher Kindo, Gregory Maqoma, Alan Harding, Tyrone Watkins and many more. She has also shared the stage with other performing artists such as, Danny K, Brandon October, KB, Skwatta camp and also appeared in music videos with Brandon October, Marcus Hernandez. She has also appeared in local television advertisements and television series as a Dancer and Actress. In 2008, Amsterdam participated in the television contest, Dans Dans Dans, where she was one of the Top 14 dancers in South Africa. She was a Dance Specialist in Dance Education for the Western Cape Education Department from 2009- 2014, teaching Ballet and Contemporary dance in Schools. She was a Lead Teacher for Creative Arts Grades 7, 8 & 9 in 2013. She Produced, Directed and Choreographed 2 major Primary School Dance Productions while teaching in the schools. Amsterdam is also the Founding Director of Dance Theater Africa, a Professional Dance Company (founded in 2011). She Produced, Choreographed and Performed in Beautiful Creations, which was stage at the Baxter Dance Festival in 2012. In 2013 she Produced, Choreographed and performed in living Colour staged at the Magnet Theatre and in 2015 she performed and choreographed, Alabaster Box (solo) which was staged at the Baxter Dance festival. Her current, main focus for Dance Theater Africa is doing Outreach, teaching dance in underprivileged communities.

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