Teresa Espinosa

Almost 4 years ago, this little guy came into my life and changed it forever. Bentley was the King of the house, the Ruler, the Man. He taught me about unconditional love, patience, and being in the moment. This is one of my favorite pictures of him, which I happened to post on vsco exactly 2 years ago to the date. Last night @gabekaron and I had to make the very difficult decision to put him down. Thank you Bentley for sharing your amazing light with us. We love you B, my little heart. RIP 🐢❀️✨✨✨ Snippet from class last night... This class is always an experiment. I got inspire to not only teach the choreo to this song, but also shoot it outside of the studio, like the students where on a video set. We used the back area of Debbie's parking lot, with a few lights, and the sunset as the backdrop. 
Thank you @janetlanger @meishalee @memoomartinez @sophie.create @yoshii_ben @joe_brown101 @reneechacha @certified_corbin @abigailruz @yeonjaejung @ejay.menchavez for going with me on this crazy little ride! πŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌ And Joe for shooting it!! @drdancestudio #MasteringTheArtOfDance #lanadelrey #westcoast Teaching TONIGHT 5.23.16 | #MasteringTheArtOfDance | @drdancestudio | 7-8:15p | @blocteachla #blocstar #blocishot A few of us  @dancersalliance at @choreo_alliance meeting last night!

If, I mean, WHEN these 2 groups come together and start supporting each other's causes, there will be HUGE changes in OUR INDUSTRY! #knowyourworth #dancersalliance #choreographersalliance #dancers
#choreographers #unite #itsabouttime What a great night with great people @choreo_alliance There was so much history and talent in the room! Love our community πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ Thank you @galenhooks @lizimperio @taranicolehughes for starting the change we need! πŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌ #Repost @brianfriedman
I am overwhelmed with strength & inspiration after our 1st Choreographers Alliance meeting! We as a community are coming together to achieve the rights we deserve! It's about time! As I stand in the room with so many of the legendary choreographers that paved the way, I truly believe we are ready to make the stand but we can only do it if we're United! Make sure to follow @choreo_alliance if you're a choreographer or even want to be & educate yourself. Let's do this!!! #choreographersalliance Special thanks 2 @lizimperio @galenhooks @nopenother & @taranicolehughes 4 all that you do... You're like no other! I'm back! Teaching TONIGHT 5.16.16 | #MasteringTheArtOfDance | @drdancestudio | 7-8:15p | πŸ“Έ: @jamminjazzyjester | @blocteachla #blocishot #blocstar #dance #teacher #choreographer #mentor This is the mentality we as a community need to start having... #Repost @dancersalliance
@wondashot and @bgirlstellz talking a bit about why they decided finally NOT to go through with the DIZZEE RASCAL casting yesterday! We are so unbelievably proud of these two women for standing up for themselves and our community! This is the type of action that is sometimes necessary to gain respect and earn the WAGE you deserve in our industry! Where there's no risk, there is no reward! We are all in this TOGETHER!!! (Full video on Facebook page) πŸ™ŒπŸΌπŸ™ŒπŸΏπŸ™ŒπŸΎ #567R8 #ACTYOURWAGE #dancersalliance #knowyourworth #wegotyourback Soooo proud of these ladies! @dancersalliance #wegotyourback 
#Repost @dancersalliance
@bgirlstellz & @wondashot are TWO OF THE ILLEST BGIRLS in the LA underground dance scene.
Yesterday these professional street dancers were directly contacted to audition for the DIZZEE RASCAL MV. This is the SAME casting director and company that was trying to have dancers audition for below D.A. standards for the Selena Gomez MV a few weeks back. 
D.A. was able to inform these talented bgirls of what has been going on and what their worth is. Casting, in turn, offered them a higher rate within minutes of them refusing to audition!!!
Regardless of whether you are an underground or commercial dancer, whether you are represented by an agent or not, we are ALL dancers and we are stronger when we are UNITED!!!
D.A. Would like to recognize these two bold and skilled women for taking a stand for their community and not auditioning for anything less than $500. They understand the bigger picture and we applaud them. #567R8 #ACTYOURWAGE #dancersalliance #knowyourworth We out here y'all making waves and ruffling feathers... Word on the streets is casting might be holding a 3rd audition tomorrow morning. Looks like they're having trouble finding professional dancers!! Booooom! πŸ‘ŠπŸΌβœŒπŸΌοΈ And if you're considering going, the rate they're offering at $150 or $300 is not good enough! Dancer rates for music videos are $500 minimum + buyout + agency fee.

#Repost @dancersalliance
🚨🚨ATTN🚨🚨 Dancers Alliance had another Industry Intervention today at the casting for DIZZEE RASCALS new MV. This is the SAME casting director and company we had to intervene with on the Selena Gomez casting a few weeks ago! IF A CASTING DIRECTOR IS CONTACTING YOU DIRECTLY to do work outside of your agency, that's a 🚩RED FLAG🚩... IF A CASTING DIRECTOR IS CONTACTING YOU DIRECTLY to tell you to IGNORE the presence of Dancers Alliance at the casting (who is only there to stand up for and fight for the rights of dancers) THAT is a 🚩RED FLAG🚩... And if you are a professional dancer and you are being asked to perform for LESS than D.A. MINIMUM WAGES that is a 🚩RED FLAG🚩... We are strong when we are unified and NOW IS THE TIME to stand together as a community to demand better wages! Want to be a part of our next Industry Intervention?? DM us!! #ACTYOURWAGE #567R8 #dancersalliance #knowyourworth So excited for the announcement of @magicmikelive w created by @channingtatum @alison_faulk @lukebroadlick and I ✨✨✨ So funny to see that not only am I an assistant choreographer but an actress too! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ @bloc_la #blocishot #blocstar #choreographer #ATL #choreographyteam #timemagazine #channingtatum #magicmikelive Finally happy to announce @magicmikelive in Las Vegas baby!!! @alison_faulk @lukebroadlick and I are so excited to share our love for body rolls and and floor humping with the world! And we can thank @colione for directing this amazing announcement! Lol

#Repost @channingtatum
Only @cosmopolitan would let us announce @magicmikelive at @hardrockhotellv with a video full of shirtless guys and puppies. Link to the full video in my bio. #MagicMikeLive 
@bloc_la #blocishot #blocstar #choreographer #ATL #choreographyteam #creativeteam #channingtatum #puppies TONIGHT 5.4.16 | Freak the Beat | @mlthestudio | Class 9:30-10:30p | Open Session 10:30p-12:30a | @thebeatfreaks | @djshakee πŸ‘ŠπŸΌβœŒπŸΌοΈ #ml #thebeatfreaks #dance #music #session May 1, 2016 | Before the lights go out ✨✨✨ #LACMA #lacmalights #specialnight Love this group of dedicated people who are making a difference in the dance community! These people (and we're missing a few key peeps) are ready to lead the charge and fight for wages that WE ALL DESERVE! I have so much respect and admiration for all of you! @dancersalliance 
#actyourwage #567R8 #DontSelfSubmit #BeALeaderNotAFollower #dancersalliance TOMORROW NIGHT FRIDAY 4.29.16!! #Repost @dancersalliance
LA DANCERS- TOMORROW! @dancersalliance is gonna be throwing a launch party/community hang at Liv Art 8-11!! Come thru to peep the site, meet your DA fam, and hear a little bit about #567R8 and #actyourwage ... Share and tag your friends!!! Let's party! Thank you @hollywoodvibedanceconvention for having me as a guest teacher this year!! I loved every minute of it!! #hollywoodvibedanceconvention #hvphoenix #2016 With a heavy heart and grateful memories, as a 10yr old girl, I never thought I would have had the blessing to dance with one of my favorite artists of all time, Prince.

In early 1997, I received a phone call to see if I was available to dance for #Repost @dancersalliance
🚨🚨ATTN: DANCERS🚨🚨 A casting has gone out today for global brand NIKE seeking dancers for an

Teresa Espinosa was born and raised in Dallas, Texas. Growing up she was inspired by watching Michael Jackson, Madonna, and Prince. She started her dance training by attending a performing arts junior high and high school, where she was awarded a scholarship to California Institute of the Arts. After receiving a BFA in Dance and moving to Los Angeles, she began to pursue her dance career in earnest. This led to her big break dancing with Janet Jackson's Velvet Rope world tour. Teresa's work as a contributing choreographer garnered her an Emmy Nomination for Janet's HBO Special. Teresa accomplishments throughout her career have included both dancing and choreographing for numerous artists: Britney Spears, Pink, Rihanna, Mariah Carey, Carly Rae Jepsen, and Hannah Montana & Miley Cyrus Best of Both Worlds Concert in 3D. Her lasting desire to create and share her love of dance with others can be seen in her work with The Groovaloos and The Beat Freaks featured on ABDC Season 3. When in the Los Angeles area, Teresa can be found teaching at the legendary Debbie Reynolds Studios.