Teddy Forance

Teddy Forance

Dancer and Celebrity Designer

Teddy grew up dancing at his family’s dance studio, the Hackworth School of Performing Arts in Easthampton, Massachusetts. He has had the opportunity to perform with Janet Jackson, Cirque du Soleil, Florence & the Machine, Kelly Clarkson, Usher, Lady Gaga, Kylie Minogue, and Maxwell. He has appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Good Morning America, Dancing with the Stars (U.S.), American Idol, the Oscars®, the AMAs, the Emmys, and he was in the movie, Step Up Revolution. He is an amazing teacher—a regular on the JUMP circuit and the founder of CLI studios, an online dance program that connects top choreographers with dancers and dance studios around the world. 

“I’ve done a lot of different things in my career, but designing costumes is something new for
me. I loved the challenge and was so happy to jump right in. I’m inspired by costumes that don’t scream—I like simplicity—designs that allow the dancer and their movement to be the thing you really see. Comfort and freedom of movement has always been my wardrobe priority. It was great to collaborate on styles that put these issues first.”