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About Therese 

  • Masterclass Teacher 

    • Contemporary Ballet​

    • Classical Ballet & Pointe

  • Contemporary Ballet Choreographer

    • New and Past Works​

    • Ensembles and Solos​​

    • Artistic Collaborations

  • Repetiteur Skills

  • Private Coaching for all levels


Therese Gahl is a freelance contemporary ballet choreographer, dance teacher and artist from Alexandria, VA. She received the crux of her dance training from the Washington School of Ballet under the tutelage of Mary Day. After graduating from high school, she became a studio company member of Ballet West II in Salt Lake City. She graduated with cum laude honors from George Mason University, where she received a Bachelor of the Arts in Psychology. Since then she has been a member of DC and VA based companies including Gin Dance Company, Movius Dance, Teatro de Danza Contemporanea, and Motion X Dance. As a dance instructor and choreographer, she has worked with multiple dance institutions including CityDance School and Conservatory, Berrend Dance Centre and the Washington School of Ballet. She was an adjunct professor/guest choreographer at Towson University and guest choreographer and contemporary ballet teacher at Georgetown University and Columbia University. In the Spring of 2022, she began her own product business which incorporates her own personal designs and patterns.                                                                    

photography credit: Ruth Judson

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Dancers courtesy of CityDance Conservatory 

"She comes on stage. You are certain that you are about to see, hear, feel something special. As dancer or as choreographer, by herself or with colleagues, she draws you in as witness to her originality, her drive, her unique dance entrepreneurship, energy that empowers others to see and feel her creative pulse. You are on a magic carpet ride as she brings her vision to life right before your eyes, and whisks you away to the stars."

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Dancers courtesy of TOWSON UNIVERSITY Dance Company 


Dancers courtesy of CityDance Conservatory 

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