Terri Ayanna Wright began her training in Baton Rouge, Louisiana in jazz under the mentorship of Tari Smith-Trosclair, and classical ballet through the Baton Rouge Ballet Theatre. After moving to Houston, Texas in high school, Ms. Wright started training in modern dance, joining Exclamation Dance Company, under the artistic direction of Kenneth Epting. She has additionally studied at various summer intensives throughout the years, including Debbie Allen Dance Academy in Los Angeles and Alonzo King Lines Ballet in San Francisco, both on merit scholarship. Since moving to New York City, Ms. Wright obtained a BFA with honors from Fordham University and The Ailey School, through which she performed with The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and works by Hope Boykin, Matthew Rushing, Martha Graham, and Nathan Trice to name a few.  After graduating with a dual degree in dance and computer science, Ms. Wright joined Ailey II, under the artistic direction of Troy Powell. During her seasons with Ailey II, Ms. Wright toured both internationally and domestically, teaching master classes and performing works by various choreographers, including Mr. Alvin Ailey’s Revelations. She has also performed with Buglisi Dance Theatre. This is Ms. Wright’s first season with Carolyn Dorfman Dance.

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