Faculty of Education and Arts

Teresa Colantuono

Position: Lecturer, Dance
Study area: Performing Arts
Location: Camp Street Campus, S Building, Room 206
Phone: 5327 8647
Email: t.colantuono@federation.edu.au

Qualifications

Diploma of Dance: Teaching and Management, 1998, Box Hill Institute

Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science, (in progress), Federation University Australia

Teaching

Bachelor of Music Theatre
  • MTDAN1001 Music Theatre Dance 1
  • MTDAN1122 Music Theatre Dance 2
  • MTDAN2123 Music Theatre Dance 3
  • MTDAN2124 Music Theatre Dance 4
  • PADWD3005 Performing Arts Directed Workshop Dance 5

Bachelor of Acting for Stage and Screen

  • PADWD1001 Performing Arts Directed Workshop Dance 1
  • PADWD1002 Performing Arts Directed Workshop Dance 2
  • PADWD2003 Performing Arts Directed Workshop Dance 3
  • PADWD2004 Performing Arts Directed Workshop Dance 4
  • PADWD3005 Performing Arts Directed Workshop Dance 5

Biography

Teresa began her dance training in Gippsland at the age of five, studying classical (A.T.O.D), jazz and tap. She holds a Diploma of Dance Teaching and Management from Box Hill Institute, and has studied full time performing arts at Dance Factory in Richmond, adding contemporary and funk to her repertoire. Teresa began teaching in the Latrobe Valley in 2001, instructing classes in jazz, tap, classical ballet and contemporary. Over 12 years she taught for various studios in the area, whilst continuing her professional practice with local and international industry professionals. Teresa was co-founder and director of Gippsland Academy of Dance. In 2013 Teresa joined the Arts Academy as a sessional dance lecturer in tap and jazz, teaching across the three year levels within the Acting and Music Theatre programs. In 2014 she commenced a Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science and is currently continuing her studies. Teresa has fulfilled the role of Lecturer in Dance & Movement since August 2015. Her choreographic credits for Federation University include The Pajama Game (2015) and Bye Bye Birdie (2016), with the second year Music Theatre companies.

Areas of expertise

  • Tap Dance
  • Jazz Dance
  • Choreography

Research interests

  • Dance/movement pedagogy for actors
  • Injury prevention, rehabilitation and fitness for performers

Associations

  • International Association for Dance Medicine & Science
  • Golden Key International Honour Society