Teri Crilly —
Teri was born in Bunbury, Western Australia. She received her early ballet training from Allegonda Deppe at The Ballet School in Western Australia.
Teri completed the National Theatre Ballet School’s Advanced Diploma of Arts (Classical) course, in which she won the Kathleen Gorham Perpetual Award for the Most Outstanding Student in 2006. She then spent a year performing at Tokyo Disney Resort in Japan before accepting a three month contract with the Australian Ballet’s Out There School Program.
Teri was a guest dancer in Queensland Ballet’s production of The Nutcracker in 2007, and entered the Company’s Professional Year program in January 2008.
In August 2008, Teri was offered and accepted a contract as a Trainee Dancer with Queensland Ballet, and was promoted to Company Dancer in 2009. Teri was selected by Australian dance critics as a Dancer to Watch in January 2012.
Teri was promoted to Junior Soloist in July 2015.
Lead Harlot in Sir Kenneth MacMillan's Romeo & Juliet
Ben Stevenson's La Esmeralda pas de deux
Cinderella in Ben Stevenson's Cinderella
Clara in Francois Klaus’s The Nutcracker
Clara in Ben Stevenson's The Nutcracker
Bluebird pas de deux in Francois Klaus’s The Sleeping Beauty
Cygnet in Francois Klaus’s Swan Lake
Nils Christe’s SYNC
Kitri in Francois Klaus’s Don Quixote
Teri was the 'face of Christmas' in Brisbane Marketing's 2013 Christmas campaign
Did you know?
- Teri performed as Snow White and Wendy at Tokyo Disney
- Teri has a dog named Peanut; she is a you Poodle/Pomeranian (a Pomapoo!)
What’s the best advice you can give to someone wanting to dance professionally?
"There are so many pieces of advice to offer young dancers- I would love to write a book on them all! But for now the best piece of advice I will offer is: If you have your heart set on a career in dance, whatever the genre, set your goals and never let anything or anyone deter you. Throughout your journey “road blocks” and challenges will come your way, these are all part of the process. Use these moments as positive “fuel” to motivate you and give you the extra drive to achieve your dreams. If you are determined and want it badly enough- you can do it! We are all unique and have something special that makes us who we are and sets us aside from the rest. So find what it is YOU have, believe in yourself and what you have to offer this amazing art form. You can do anything you set your mind to and if it gets a little tough remember- there is always a way!"