Who is Theresa?

Theresa is the smallest and curliest member of Mad King Thomas. She is a performer and dance-maker in Minneapolis, having transplanted from Cody, Wyoming. She co-founded Mad King Thomas in 2004 with Tara King and Monica Thomas. She graduated from Macalester College with a degree in English (Creative Writing emphasis) and began studying dance under Krista Langberg, Morgan Thorson, and Kristin Van Loon and Arwen Wilder (Hijack). She was raised on a diet of ballet and modern dance, but has now shifted into various release techniques, contact improvisation and drag.

In addition to performing with Mad King Thomas, Theresa has danced for Cara DeLavallade, Tatania Gordeeva, Judith Howard, Hijack, Emily Johnson, Justin Jones, Megan Mayer, April Sellers, Anna Marie Shogren, Skewed Visions, Georgia Stephens, Galen Treuer, Kristin Van Loon, Sharon Varosh, and Vanessa Voskuil. She also appears solo as the drag sensations Rock Scissors, Sister Mary Katy Perry, and The Little Dutch Boi.

Theresa's other dance pursuits include serving on the steering committee of DanceMN, and founding and facilitating the Dance Criticism Exchange with Emily Gastineau.

Theresa in "All Sparkles,  No Heart"