Teri Miller Buschman Dance, Movement, Special Needs


Photo Credit: Nai Ni Chen Dance Company

Teri Miller Buschman
Richmond, VA


Teri Miller Buschman has found a home in central Virginia teaching and performing dance to students. She is passionate about providing the art of dance to all people regardless of cultural, socio-economic, or mental and physical abilities. It has been proven that dance helps individuals cognitively, emotionally, physically, and socially.

Through her teaching she aims to inspire and build confidence in each student. Not only are students learning the art and disciple of dance but it is vital that they believe in themselves and develop their own voice in this world. Teri has trained at Steps, Broadway Dance Center, Mark Morris, Lou Conte, and Gus Giordano studios, as well as on scholarship at Alvin Ailey and River North Dance Chicago. While on the west coast, Teri danced professionally with Ballet Unlimited, Disneyland, and the NBA Clippers. In NYC, she was a company member of Nai Ni Chen Dance, Ballet Hispanico, Infinity Dance Theater, Michael Mao Dance, Darrah Carr Dance, and Synthesis Dance Project. She has also had the opportunity to work with photographer Louis Greenfield for various dance companies and for Orangina's advertisement, 'Shake That Orangina'. Mrs. Buschman has toured throughout the United States and in Mexico, the United Kingdom, Eastern Europe, China, and Korea.

She has taught ballet, jazz, contemporary, modern and tap over the past twenty years for various dance studios and dance festivals across the country; and has served as Ballet Mistress at Cambridge University in England. Teri had the unique opportunity to work for Arts Access at Matheny Medical and Education Center serving as a dance facilitator to disabled individuals. Currently, Teri is the Director of Education, teacher, and professional dancer with the Latin Ballet of Virginia . She is extremely passionate about sharing her love and knowledge of dance and teaching each student how to become their best version of themselves.

Educational Background/Training

BFA Dance Performance from Chapman University Magna Cum Laude


Negotiable depending on location, task, and population
Standard rates are $100-$150 per hour for classroom residencies or lecture demonstrations.
$200-$450 for all day events


All ages and abilities.



Educational Programs

Workshops Students will be exposed to basic dance techniques and elements within a selected style. A diverse amount of movement styles can be selected; ballet, modern, jazz, hip-hop, tap, and more. Participants will be exposed to basic concepts of anatomy and kinesiology that will give them an understanding of their body and joints and how to optimally use them. Students will be inspired to express themselves through creative movement and find community and connection to others. Critical thinking skills will be used to analyze creative movement choices and to learn choreographic sequences.

Workshops can be coordinated to meet academic goals in a particular subject. Residency Through multiple workshops students have the opportunity to dive deeper into a particular dance style(s), critical thinking skills, and self expression. Students will gain more knowledge in movement vocabulary and develop a better kinesthetic sense. Many opportunities will be provided for group collaboration and problem solving. The Residency will culminate with a performance showcasing students work and collaborations. A true sense of pride and community will culminate throughout the Residency.

All workshops and Residencies can be adapted to meet different physical and mental abilities