In this Ginger Chat, Devon Teuscher, a principal dancer with ABT, shares how grieving the loss of dance after an injury made her more resilient when the pandemic forced performances to shut down. Devon credits her dog, which she’s training to be a therapy animal, for helping to keep her grounded and relaxed during the ups and downs of her career.
Born in Pennsylvania, Devon Teuscher began her dance training at the age of nine. When her family moved to Vermont, she continued her training at the Vermont Ballet Theatre School. In 2005, Teuscher relocated to New York City to dance at American Ballet Theatre’s Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School on full scholarship. She joined American Ballet Theatre as an apprentice in 2007 and the corps de ballet in 2008. She became a Soloist in 2014 and Principal Dancer in 2017.