When Dr. Theresa M. Howard dances onto the stage, her beauty and grace are followed by movements to the rhythms of African drums, Russian ballet techniques, modern and jazz dance, as well as many other dance styles. At sixty-seven, she has a reputation for having the energy and stamina of dancers half her age. But what is not widely known about Dr. Howard is that for over forty years she has directed Human Service Programs. In addition, as a Dance Movement Therapist, she has helped her patients through their physical and mental challenges by utilizing movement and dance.
Always ready to seek new opportunities and prove that it is never too late to accomplish your goals, thirty-two years after earning her Master’s degree, she went back to school to earn a Doctorate in Education in Instructional Leadership. Now retired from her clinical practice, Dr. Howard devotes her time to dancing and teaching both young and older dancers. She is an Assistant Professor of Dance at Kennesaw State University and Emory University. In addition, she performs and teaches with Ballethnic Dance Company’s Academy of Dance, and other dance companies.