Photography by Lory Lyon
Teddy Tedholm is emerging as one of the most exciting talents in dance.
Upon graduation from the University of the Arts with a BFA in Ballet Performance in 2013, Teddy was awarded the university’s prestigious Stella Moore Prize for four years of achievement in dance. Shortly after graduation, he moved to New York City to where he immersed himself in the artistic concepts that continue to inform his work. His work began to receive praise almost immediately.
In addition to a nomination for a World Dance Award in the Best Choreography Concert/Live Performance category, Teddy has been a finalist in the McCallum Theater Choreography Festival, the REVERB dance festival, and a two-time finalist in the Capezio ACE Awards. His experimental movement films have presented in festivals all over the world.
He firmly believes that collaboration is a necessary act in order to further art and the world we live in overall. For this reason, his work is interdisciplinary and reflective of the multiple voices that appear within his work. He also believes that the creation of art can be a valuable research method. For this reason, he often creates work centered around topics that those involved in the creative process either are not experts on or are not sure about. By allowing his art to be a research practice he keeps the door open for the overall mood and tone of the work to evolve with the group’s understanding of the work. The world is evolving as all art should and Teddy looks forward to continuing to push this idea out into the world.