Cuban/Spaniard Miami native Teresa “Toogie” Barcelo is an internationally acclaimed choreographer and movement artist. She is on Billboards top 12 most iconic Choreographer’s of the Decade list for her work on Dua Lipa’s “New Rules”, and has received for Dua’s “Electricity” an MTV VMA nomination for ‘Best Dance Video’. Trained classically and culturally in a plethora of movement techniques and philosophies from ballet to popping to improvisation, she is a pioneer of the hybridization of contemporary and urban techniques. Toogie’s experiences range extensively in the theatre and commercial world. She is known among her peers as a chameleon, able to adapt to any creative context.
Based in LA, Toogie is the Associate Artistic Director at Heidi Duckler Dance, creating site specific work in unconventional spaces. She works as a movement director/coach, choreographer for artists such as Dua Lipa, Tove Lo, Lauv, Calvin Harris, Diplo, Perfume Genius, Phantogram, Troye Sivan, St. Vincent, Sabrina Carpenter, Alina Baraz, M83, Kesha, Daya, Alice Glass, Lawrence Rothman and The Naked & Famous. She has worked with brands like Nike, Marriott, Kenzo, and The Sydney Opera House to name a few. She also teaches a weekly improvisation based class at The Movement Lifestyle called Creating Movement.
As a master teacher Toogie facilitates movement through a holistic approach, creating a space for experimentation and catharsis. It is her objective to create an environment where all people can embody their individuality by expanding their awareness and exercising their imagination.