TERRI GARCIA-LEE

FOUNDER AND ARTISTIC DIRECTOR 

Mrs. Lee hails from NYC and is a proud member of all three professional unions: Broadway Actors Equity AEA -Screen Actors Guild - AFTRA. Her students have been cast on Broadway, National Broadway tours, NYC Rockettes, SAG Movies, National TV Series, Broadway Shows on the largest Royal Caribbean tours, and national television.

 

Lee has been in Bucks County for over twenty years inspiring her students to reach a new understanding and mastery of musicality in the arts and also reach their personal goals through the use of dance theater education. Many of her students are now living their dream performing on Broadway, in the Rocketts, film, national television, and many national and international tours. Lee founded SIMBT/PSPA with a mission to inspire a lasting passion and appreciation for theater, dance, and music through artistic excellence, exhilarating performances, touching choreography, and dominant lifetime educational programs.



After graduating from the prestigious University of  North Carolina School of the Arts, Lee moved to NYC with a scholarship to the Joffrey Ballet and The Gregory Hines -  Frank Hattacht Dance studios next to The David Letterman studios on Broadway, now known as the famous " Broadway Dance Center"!  Lee made her Broadway debut with The Three Musketeers  - with Ed Dixon, Chuck Wagner, Liz Calloway - Mark Bramble - directed by Joe Layton & Tom O'Horgan. From there, she continued to perform in many professional productions including The Big Broadcast of 1944  with Harry James and his Orchestra, the revival of West Side Story with Jerome Robbins  - Tommy Abbott Directors with Rex Smith & Luis Perez. Other Lee’s extensive professional career in Broadway, film, and TV commercials has allowed her to travel the world and perform with many great dance legends including Bob Fosse, Pat Birch (Grease), Lester Wilson, (Solid Gold) Billy Wilson, (The Sands Copa Girls) Michael Peters  (Michael Jackson's Thriller), Judy Kaye, Eartha Kitt, and many others.  Additional training throughout her career included the Neighborhood Playhouse Acting (Misner technique) and at Carnegie Hall in NYC. She also trained with Scholarships from The San Francisco Ballet, The Minnesota Ballet, The Pennsylvania Ballet, Joffrey Ballet, Alvin Ailey, Steps, and The Broadway Dance Center.



After many years performing in NYC Lee moved out to Minneapolis, MN where she worked as a performer with many wonderful theater companies such as The MN Opera, The Ballet of The Dolls, Red Eye Collaboration, Chanhassen Theater, and MPLS Children Theater.  Lee is a proud mother of the daughter, Paloma Garcia –Lee, an accomplished actress, singer, and dancer in New York City. Paloma joined the Broadway cast of “The Phantom of the Opera” at the Majestic Theater in New York City at the young age of seventeen.  Paloma is now one of the youngest performers ever hired for the Music Box production and youngest to ever play “Meg Giry.” Paloma has performed alongside Matthew Broderick on Broadway in “Nice Work If You Can Get It” at the Imperial Theater, Nathan Lane in "Guys & Dolls" at Carnegie Hall and was last seen now on Broadway in "ON THE TOWN" and was also the Dance Captain of On THE TOWN at the Lyric Theater NYC. Paloma's new Broadway shows " Charlie and The Chocolate Factory" with Christian  Borle and Dance Captain "The Great Comet of 1812" with Josh Groban and the 2019 NEW BROADWAY SHOW "MOULIN ROUGE"!

CONTACT

Our convenient location makes our dance, acting, voice school easily accessible to students from the Central Bucks County and Council Rock school districts and from towns in and surrounding Bucks County including Upper Makefield, Lower Makefield, Doylestown, Yardley, New Hope, Ewing, Lambertville NJ, Richboro, Langhorne, Holland, Jamison, Warminster, Warrington,Montgomery County and North East Philadelphia. 

Address:

2324 Second Street Pike

Newtown, PA 18940

Email: 

pspadancer@gmail.com

Phone: 

215-598-8513

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