Teena Marie Custer



Teena Marie Custer is an urban dance theater artist based in Pittsburgh, PA. She performs with her street dance crews Get Down Gang and Venus Fly. Her urban dance theater work has been presented at Sadler’s Wells Theater in London, The American Dance Festival, Kelly-Strayhorn Theater, Ford Amphitheater in LA, and the American College Dance Festival Gala Concert.  She has also created hip hop dance theater works for over 30 university dance departments around the U.S., and her tv and film credits include BET, MTV’s MADE, the feature film “Leading Ladies,” directed by Erika Randall and “Fathers and Daughters” starring Russell Crowe.

   Teena Marie earned a BA in Dance from Slippery Rock University where she is also on faculty teaching street dance, contemporary dance, and dance composition. She holds an MFA in Dance Performance from The Ohio State University, and is also on faculty at the prestigious American Dance Festival at Duke University where she premiered the first hip hop repertory piece in the history of the festival. She has performed with Bessie nominated Ephrat Asherie Dance in New York, and has also danced with Dance Alloy, Attack Theatre, and Ursula Payne.

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