Terryl, an Air Force brat grew up on AF bases from Alabama to the Philippines. After returning the US she started dancing in 1980 at Fred Astaire studios in New Orleans, & Dallas. After winning the Florida State Rising Star Ballroom Championships she moved to L.A. where she eventually met Enio and began a decades long partnership. Years later she teamed with former British Champion Nigel Clarke and in just 3 weeks together made several finals in competitions from California to the Ohio Star Ball. Terryl also completed 600 hours of work in Pilates and Body Mechanics from renowned master teacher Marie José.
Teaming together Enio & Terryl won the Cabaret Division at the World Swing Championships and finalist at the US Open Swing Championships. With Enio retiring for good they embarked on a 20 year career (first studying with the Cuban and Mambo masters ) then developing and demonstrating their unique style of LA Salsa, teaching at most of the early Salsa congresses around the world. Because of their extensive experience, they helped choreograph many scenes in the movie Dance with Me, and trained most of the stars for 6 months.
For 20 years Terry, Enio, & his brother Robert (7 time US Swing Champion & Hall of Famer) ran the biggest dance studio in Los Angeles- Let’s Dance LA.. Creating the early prototype for Salsa Congresses, they ran the legendary Swing Jams and Mambo Mania events. With nightly classes often numbering over 125 students, they bought and remodeled a 4 story building which Enio renamed “The Granada Nightclub.” This fantastic 700 person venue hosted many Grammy Award Winners and was named the “Best Place to Dance, Best Live Music, Best DJ and Best Tapas Club for several consecutive years.
Finally as actors Enio & Terryl are currently filming God & Salsa- a film based on the experience of a student who found her personal redemption through classes with Enio & Terryl. Enio recently starred in two United Healthcare/AARP “Go Long “ commercials, and with Terryl in a Chevy Impala national. He also was choreographer for the MTV award winning music video Broken Wings by Mr. Mister
Please feel free to contact Terryl for additional information at (626)319-9744