Therese Davis

Corps de Ballet

Meet Therese

Hometown: Naperville, IL
Therese Davis received her early training at the Faubourg School of Ballet and privately with Elise Flagg. She also studied at the School of American Ballet’s summer intensive, as well as with Pacific Northwest Ballet’s professional division, both on scholarship. While at Pacific Northwest Ballet, she performed with the company in The Nutcracker, Swan Lake, and Cinderella. Therese joined Pennsylvania Ballet as an apprentice for our 2016/2017 season and was promoted to corps de ballet for 2017/2018. She has performed the role of Stepmother in Ben Stevenson’s Cinderella as well as Pirate Woman in Angel Corella’s Le Corsaire. Prior to Pennsylvania Ballet, Therese danced with the Dutch National Ballet’s junior company and later spent two seasons with the Grand Rapids Ballet, where she performed soloist and principal roles. Therese was also a semifinalist in the 2011 Prix de Lausanne and the 2015 recipient of the Lorna Strassler Award from Jacob’s Pillow. As well, in collaboration with Dutch National Ballet, Therese modeled in a Viktor&Rolf fashion show and demonstrated choreography for the iPhone app Bounden.


“Dance is music made visible.”
– George Balanchine


Therese’s favorite thing to bake is chocolate chip cookies from The New York Times!


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Performance Highlights

With Pennsylvania Ballet:

  • George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker® (Hot Chocolate, Marzipan)
  • The Sleeping Beauty (Lilac Fairy, Silver)


  • Swan Lake
  • Le Corsaire


  • Cinderella
  • Western Symphony
Therese Davis | Photo: Arian Molina Soca
Therese Davis Gallery 1

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