Teresa Shiry competed professionally for 18 years and has been a Professional Ballroom instructor for over 20 years.
Teresa was a 1995 United States American Smooth Champion and a 1995 World Showdance finalist. She has coached University teams and dance programs, children’s dancesport summer camps, pro-am and amateur competitive couples and professional finalists in the American Smooth Division.
Teresa has judged the USDSC, The Emerald Ball, The Embassy Ball, the Southwest Regionals, Pacific Dance Sport Championships and the USABDA Amateur Ballroom Dance Championships . She holds Licentiate Degrees in International Standard & Latin from the U.S. Terpsichore Association and American Smooth & Rhythm from the USISTD as well as being a member of the NDCA.