Terpsie Toon received her early training at the School of American Ballet in New York City as a Ford Foundation Scholarship recipient. She later danced with the Radio City Ballet Company and Rockettes and spent 13 years dancing in musical theatre. Her many tours included Mame, Makin Whoopie, Chicago, No NoNanette, Anything Goes, and on Broadway, Sugar Babies.
Ms. Toon has taught ballet, jazz, lyrical dance, and tap for over 20 years. She earned a BA from Empire State College with a concentration in Dance and Theatre, and her Masters Degree in Dance Education and American Ballet Theater Pedagogy at New York University. Terpsie relocated to Lake Placid, New York to become the Managing Director and Head Instructor at the Lake Placid School of Ballet. Since arriving, Terpsie has choreographed musicals in the Tri-Lakes Region as well as for concert dance. Ms. Toon became affiliated with the North Country Ballet Ensemble as guest choreographer for The Nutcracker in 2010, and is now the resident choreographer there.